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HARRY POTTER 6 (spoilers)
I have to admit that I"m not a big Harry Potter fan. I can't get through the books, they sort of ramble on and on and detour to tangents, have too many characters, etc. I like the movies much better but only just. I took two family members, who love Harry Potter to this.
Visually the movie is wonderful. Action wise, there's more of it to recommend than not. It is also tense and scary and very, very upsetting in some scenes. It is a tear jerked IMO.
Harry's world puzzles me. In one scene, there's a class learning potions. The one who created a death potion wins a prize. Then everyone is on about fighitng the evil one or that evil can seep in and win. To me, most of the school seems imbibed with some form of evil already. The attack on the school seemed strange and rushed, was it just to kill Dumbledore? It was at night, I guess, so....everyone was asleep and the villains left as fast as they came?
In any event, fans will love this, non fans, not so much, I don't think. I have to say the three young leads are as engaging as ever, the adults ---the main adults are well played and characterized. The villains upsetting and nasty. There's nothing wrong with these fantasy movies, they just seem enveloped in evil, darkness, and trouble...and it wraps around the entire production. Glad to see Drago, somewhat less evil than we thought.
Twists and turns abound and they make a kind of sense when you know the whole story. With two more movies on the way...this shows no signs of losing ground though.