Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
“This memory is everything. Without it, we are blind. Without it, we leave the fate of our world to chance. You have no choice. You must not fail”
Year six sees Harry take a more proactive role in the fight against Voldemort, stepping up to assist Dumbledore in first recruiting Professor Slughorn, and then using his status as the Chosen One to get an important memory from him.
Despite the escalating tensions in the wizarding world, Harry, Ron and Hemione are still as distracted by hormones as any other teenager, and as Harry finds himself increasingly drawn to Ron’s sister, Ginny, Hermione battles feelings of jealousy as Ron is joined at the lips with his girlfriend, Lavender.
As the year progresses, Harry learns more about how Tom Riddle became Voldemort, and sets off with Dumbledore to track down and destroy a Horcrux, setting off a chain of events that will change things forever …
Screenplay: Steve Kloves
Based on: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Running time: 153′
Rating: 12A (UK), PG (USA)
Release dates: July 15th 2009 (UK), July 15th 2009 (US).
Box Office Gross: $934,416,487
Distribution: Warner Brothers
Buy: DVD / BluRay / Ultimate Edition / Book
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter
Rupert Grint – Ron Weasley
Emma Watson – Hermione Granger
Michael Gambon – Professor Albus Dumbledore
Maggie Smith – Professor Minerva McGonagall
Alan Rickman – Professor Serverus Snape
Robbie Coltrane – Rebeus Hagrid
Ralph Fiennes – Voldemort
“All the actors excel at pulling us into the film’s mysteries. Radcliffe’s growing maturity as Harry gives the role a touching gravity. His scenes with Gambon, superb as Dumbledore, exude ferocity and emotion, notably when they seek a Horcrux, where part of the Dark Lord’s soul resides, on a lake teeming with undead corpses.” – Rolling Stone
“Film-goers have seen these actors grow up, and watched their performances deepen and change. Increasingly, they give the films their backbone, a central truthfulness on which all the magic hangs. Radcliffe in particular, has never been better than here, displaying new maturity and subtlety. ” – The Telegraph
“Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter: We have no choice but Radcliffe, and actually I’m quite good with that. He’s really come into his own. It’s not a kid acting … it’s Harry Potter. He’s got the comedic thing down this time around thanks to some sidekicks like Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) and one memorable moment of luck. Being “The Chosen One” is no easy task, and luckily Radcliffe makes it work.” – The Scorecard Review