Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a fantasy film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is the sixth edition in the Harry Potter film franchise and is based on a novel of the same name written by J. K Rowling.
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The Film Review
The film is a sequel to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and was released on 7th July 2007. It is directed by David Yates and continues the cast consisting of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, and Robbie Coltrane. The film starts off as we get to see Voldemort choosing Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret task for him at Hogwarts.
Narcissa Malfoy, Draco’s mother, asks Severus Snape to help take care of Draco and complete the task if he fails to do so. At a later time, Harry, Hermione, and Ron spot Draco entering Knockturn Alley with a group of Death Eaters which makes Harry assume that Voldemort has made Draco into one of the Death Eaters. Later on, at Hogwarts, Harry borrows a textbook for Professor Slughorn’s potions class which proves to be quite useful to him as it contains very well written notes. The textbook is revealed to be written by someone named the Half-Blood Prince.
Meanwhile, Harry meets Dumbledore who informs him that Slughorn possesses a memory of Voldemort that he refuses to share with him. Harry, through using his Liquid Luck potion, manages to make Slughorn tell the truth about Voldemort’s memory which reveals how Voldemort wanted to create magical objects called Horcruxes that contain the power to save wizards from death. Dumbledore concludes that there are seven Horcruxes, two of which have been already destroyed.
Harry and Dumbledore go to the Astronomy Tower where Draco shows up and reveals how he was given the task to kill Dumbledore by Voldemort. Snape comes forward and manages to kill Dumbledore after which he battles Harry and reveals how he is the Half-Blood Prince. The film ends as Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to search for the remaining Horcruxes.
Despite many other directors showing their interest in directing this film, David Yates was once again called by the franchise to continue his magnificent work from he left off in the previous film. Supporting him in producing this film were the visual effect supervisors Tim Burke and Tim Alexander. Yates was very careful and wanted the film to maintain its original color rather than make it look like a dark zombie movie. Consequently, Yates also ended up making the Inferi look a lot skinnier than zombies.
Moving on to the other effects such as the Death Eaters’ attack on Diagon Alley and London, it was revealed that VFX company Double Negative had spent six months observing the environment around River Thames and Trafalgar Square to create perfect imageries of the city. Other companies involved in producing effects for the film included Cinesite, Industrial Light & Magic, Moving Picture Company, Framestore, and Luma Pictures.
As for the music, the main score of the film was composed by Nicholas Hooper. The audio was released on 14th July 2009 and went on to become nominated for Best Score at the Grammy Awards.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince once again stood out from the other releases of that time. Much like its predecessors, the film became an instant hit by grossing over $934 million at the box office. The film hints at the series’ inevitable ending which made the fans even more anxious for the series’ next release.