Moving on from my review for the previous entry of the film series, we now come to the sixth movie based off the sixth book in the famous series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It leaves out some of the better details from the book, and tends to slow things down thanks to having a more relationship-drama thing going on about it, but fans won’t care as it’s more time to spend with the characters they love.
It’s another year at Hogwarts and that can only mean one thing, Harry Potter and his friends must do their best to survive another year from Voldemort and his many followers and traps. Though in this film, things take a slower approach as Harry and his buds are teenagers now and hormones are in the air for all. From Ron being stalked by a weird girl that Hermione is jealous of, to Harry talking with Ron’s sister Ginny who is going with another boy, there’s never dull moment as far as the romancing goes. Getting back to the good stuff though, Harry comes across an old school book that supposedly belonged to someone called the Half-Blood Prince. As Harry begins his quest to find out more about the book, he soon learns more than wanted to know about Voldemort’s past as well as who the Half-Blood Prince is, which in turn becomes valuable in his fight against the dark lord.
I found this entry to be good despite the constant back and forth of the romance stuff and the awesome and interesting flashbacks of Voldemort when he was Tom Riddle. Just like when I read the book, I was always fascinated with Tom Riddle and his past, and the movie doesn’t disappoint with it here. This is made an even better experience thanks to the amazing level of detail of 4K UHD and HDR that makes everything look beautiful. Add in the equally amazing audio that rocks through your sound system, and the film comes to life like never before. There’s also plenty of special features to go through during and after the movie. I really enjoyed the “Maximum Movie Mode” that has a picture-in-picture mode that will appear throughout the movie that features some of the cast and crew taking you through the filming process, special effects, fun moments and more.
If that isn’t enough for you, there’s also a second disc filled to the brim with special features that go behind the making of the film, has some interviews with the cast and crew, goes into making the visual effects, and more to keep you busy for hours. These extras along with the always awesome 4K UHD with HDR make Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince come alive like never before and comes recommended to fans who want to feel like they’re watching it again for the first time.