Thread: HP and the Half-Blood Prince
I know they had to leave a lot out; did they stick with the book's story general plot line?
Please give warnings prior to any spoilers with a SPOILER ALERT in case anyone hasn't yet read the book.
I liked the movie. Other than burning down Weasley Manse and giving Luna one of Tonks' scenes, they didn't take too much license in cutting out about half of the story and what was there hung together. I suppose that was because JKR okayed the final script. It wasn't too dark and the little kids I saw actually watching didn't appear to be scared out of their wits. I did lose a couple tears at the end, but not nearly as bad as after reading the book the first time.
I saw the movie a few days ago, and to be honest I can't remember much of it. Really, it's the same as all the other movies and books. Harry is at Dursley's house. Doesn't like it. Goes to Weasley's house for remainder of summer. Likes it. Goes to school. Something bad about school or growing sense of badness. Maybe a few Quidditch matches thrown in. Then at end of year, something really bad happens, usually involving Voldemort. End of book/movie.
I remember being annoyed that the Weasley's house got destroyed, since it wasn't in the book. A lot of things got switched around and changed, though I can't think of any specifics since as I already said I can't remember much of it. Bit of a disappointment.
Glad to have joined planet tolkien!
Anyway, Rowling remains one of my favorite, and even the movies are good enough to make me be impatient for the last part. Just can not wait!