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After going to see the latest Harry Potter film, I had to re-read my reviews of both this book and The Deathly Hollows. Interestingly, the biggest peeve I have with this movie was that they left out the "Half-Blood Prince" explanation that didn't make much sense to me in the book anyway but, still, some explanation on why this person went by the name in the first place would have been good...

People have complained the end falls flat but I pointed out, in my review of the book, the death wasn't surprising to begin with. Yeah, the final battle(s) in the book was better but that would have added another half hour at least to the movie which is really not the way to go. That's what the director's cut of the DVD is for. (Actually, the only thing if you ask me...)

With the opening scene in the movie, it's established Harry is a playa which makes his infatuation with a certain young lady make more sense than it does in the book. My mother, who only read the first 2 and half books and saw maybe the first 2 movies, pointed out to me the young lady has always been interested in Harry since they met...

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