I'd like less lovey dovey, more bone-crushing magical action, please.
Yours in wizarding,
Hubs and I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this weekend. While I found the movie entertaining, I thought it was more of a logistical backflip than a great movie in its own right. I recall that one of the things that impressed me the most about this book in the series was its deft set-up for the final installment. The movie operates in much the same way. Though there is some plot action going on (most notably, Dumbeldore's death), the primary purpose of this part of the tale is to put all the pieces in place for a grand finish.
There was an emphasis on the raging hormones of all the characters in this movie, but I thought it a bit overdone and oversimplified. Less love and more story, please!
Effects were great, with the horcrux scene in a gloomy cave being particularly noteworthy. I was also impressed with the actor who played Voldemort/Tom Riddle at 16, Frank Dillane. Beautiful, with just the right touch of creepy. Worth seeing, but I'm much more excited about the coming two movies. Hope they don't screw them up.