So we went and saw Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince last night and...
I love these books, like *love* them, would marry them and have their babies if given half a chance. So I don't take kindly to tinkerin'. However, I also understand that trying to cram 600 pages of involved plot into 2 1/2 hours of palatable-to-the-masses cinema is next to impossible.
So I forgive them (mostly) since I'll always have the books - it's not like I don't know what happened in all the holes they left (and there were some staggering ones, if I hadn't read the book I would be really confused about now) - I just wanted to *see* it, ya know? There were so many awesome characters in this book, and they were just left aside; even some of the canon characters barely got more than 5 seconds of screen time, and no lines at that.
(This, it should be noted, is the argument in its entirety against doing a movie version of The Dark Tower... there's just too much.)
Books-vs-movies aside, I thought it was gorgeously shot and orchestrated, what story they *did* include was well acted, there was lots of humor (excuse me, HUMOUR), and of course tons of screen time for my very favorite HP character.
I just love Ron, he's such a doof.
Anyway, we were also thrilled to see some great trailers, which truly is one of my favorite parts of going to the movies in the first place! Now if they could just stop with the commercials...
New Moon made all the girls squeal (The Child shushed me when I laughed), but I think the wolf transition looks lame (upon proclaiming this, I was again shushed, this time for my insolence).
Sherlock Holmes made *me* squeal. If I love anything better than Ron Weasley, it's Robert Downey Jr.