“When I first saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I exited the theater with an excruciating headache, a lingering sense of emptiness and a very strong desire to punch the film’s cinematographer,” (Ewing) which relates to the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, and directed by David Yates. In the sixth Harry Potter Saga, Harry goes to school, becomes obsessed with a mysterious book which belongs to the Half-Blood Prince, and goes on a dangerous mission to save himself in the end. Also, Harry tries to attempt to retrieve a memory of Professor Slughorn, which holds a major key to Voldermort’s downfall. Towards the end of the movie, Malfoy, Harry’s archenemy, secret mission is accomplished. The major critics I reviewed Roger Ebert, Amy Biancolli, Peter Travers, thought the movie accomplished many things and was great. On the other hand, James Blake Ewing did not like the movie at all. I agree with most of the critics and believed the movie went really well in the end.Roger Ebert, one major critic who approves of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, likes the directing of the movie and acting of the movie stars. I agree with Ebert’s view on Michael Gambon’s acting. “Gambon steals the show as Dumbledore, who for a man his age certainly has some new tricks … up his sleeve…,” which relates to Dumbledore tricking his student, Harry, into going with him on the trip to the underground cave. Where Harry was forced to give Dumbledore the Drink of Despair, a mysterious poisonous potion that has to be drunken in order to receive the Horcrux, a piece of Voldermort’s downfall. Besides that, I agree with Ebert when he says, “I admired this Harry Potter. It opens an…
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Travers, Peters. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Movie Reviews | Rolling Stone.” Rollingstone.com. Rolling Stones, 14 July 2009. Web. 24 Mar. 2012. .