Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


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Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has moved back the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from November 21, 2008 to Summer 2009. The sixth installment of the blockbuster "Harry Potter" franchise will now open day-and-date domestically and in the major international markets on July 17, 2009. The announcement was made by Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.

In making the announcement, Mr. Horn stated, "Our reasons for shifting 'Half-Blood Prince' to summer are twofold: we know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent pole release, as proven by the success of our last 'Harry Potter' film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment. Additionally, like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers' strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films—changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of. We agreed the best strategy was to move 'Half-Blood Prince' to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer."

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=48001

This doesn't make sense. They must have really screwed it up and have lots of reshoots to do.

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Haven't the last 3 Potter movies basically been "This is the darkest one yet!" I thought the last one was boring as shit. I still have high hopes for this one.

The books follow that pattern. As he gets older the books get darker. The movies are following that also. They went from happy kids on an adventure to running for their lives.

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Haven't the last 3 Potter movies basically been "This is the darkest one yet!" I thought the last one was boring as shit. I still have high hopes for this one.

The books follow that pattern. As he gets older the books get darker. The movies are following that also. They went from happy kids on an adventure to running for their lives.

Do the books also follow the pattern of becoming more boring?

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Do the books also follow the pattern of becoming more boring?

The books aren't boring at all, to me anyways. The books get longer each time, so there is more that gets cut out of each movie. The movies will never be as good as the books for that reason.

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The books aren't boring at all, to me anyways. The books get longer each time, so there is more that gets cut out of each movie. The movies will never be as good as the books for that reason.

QFT, still pissed about not getting a Quidditch World Cup.

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Let me preface this by saying I do not read the books, and I will never read the books that said here it goes:

I saw this last night and got rather annoyed by it, it seemed from the movie that yea Harry's the chosen one and all but lets concentrate on the love story between him and Ron's sister and Harmoine and Ron.

The Dark Lord isn't even in this movie. Now I'm getting mad just thinking about this film. Nothing happens until the last 5 minutes of this movie.

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Let me preface this by saying I do not read the books, and I will never read the books that said here it goes:

I saw this last night and got rather annoyed by it, it seemed from the movie that yea Harry's the chosen one and all but lets concentrate on the love story between him and Ron's sister and Harmoine and Ron.

The Dark Lord isn't even in this movie. Now I'm getting mad just thinking about this film. Nothing happens until the last 5 minutes of this movie.

Sounds like the book to me.

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I had a huge thing against the sixth book, as it seemed mostly cobbled together from the Harry Potter section on fanficiton.net, or in direct reaction to it (apparently Rowling was reading the section around the time she was writing this).

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