Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I had mixed feelings about this sixth Harry Potter movie. I thought it was well done. The special effects and videography were excellent. No problems with the acting. But, I was disappointed that almost all of the best scenes are those you can view on Rotten Tomatoes.

I got a kick out of how Harry acted after taking the "liquid luck" potion (those scenes aren't on RT). Ron's obsessed girlfriend was funny.

I was confused about Ron and Hermione. I saw a couple of interviews online about the characters kissing (and it being awkward because the actors have known each other for so long they're like brother and sister), but they don't kiss in this movie. Or, did I miss that?

There also wasn't very much in the show about Harry and Ginny. Seems like they were together a lot in the book, but there wasn't very much about them being together in the movie.

I had forgotten who the half-blood prince was, so that part was a surprise to me.

For being two and a half hours long, it didn't seem like that much happened. I didn't feel like it dragged on, but I wished there was more. Guess that's what happens with series though.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


We took the kids to see this yesterday. We all enjoyed it. Jonas even lasted the whole movie, but you could tell he was getting a bit restless at the end. He loved all the balloons and dogs in it.

I was crying several times. Matt laughed at me for that. Yes, I understand it was a cartoon, but cartoons can still have sad things in them.

Bridge to Terabithia

I thought this was a really cute show, although some of the make believe was kind of crazy. Zoie seemed to really like it. She and I both cried, although I was practically sobbing and her eyes were just watering. I'd recommend it.