Thanks to my beloved 1/2 day Friday’s, hubby and I have been taking our “date night” and making it “date lunch” before we pick up the bean. Last Friday, we went to see Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince.

I loved the book and I realized that they’d have to do some editing to fit it into the movie (which was REALLY long anyway). But I had to think about the movie for a few days before really deciding what I thought.

First, I have to say that I have loved the previous movies and have not read the previous books. This movie…

The first part of the movie was very choppy to me. I am not sure I would have gotten it at all if I didn’t know the story walking in. It seemed like each scene was very random and didn’t tie into the previous or the next scene. As the movie went on, it flowed better. In the interest of time, I could see why they cut out a lot of what was cut. But I think the direction needed some help to flow the story better. Things just randomly started happening and it didn’t seem like they made sense if you didn’t already know. It was kind of like There were some things cut that I am curious how it will be rectified in the next movie (still possible… I guess).

Overall, it is my least favorite Potter movie… but after thinking about it for a long time… I did like it. I think I would have felt much better about it if I hadn’t read the book. I hope the same isn’t true w/ the last two movies (which really should be awesome!) As far as how I would rate the movie, I am sad to say that it is worth paying full price on DVD.

Kinda sad, huh?