February 3, 2010

Justify My Netflix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(Like many Netflix customers, I too can get quite lax with the timely watching and returning of my movies, which of course defeats the entire purpose of having a flat-rate rental plan in the first place. To combat that, I am now writing standardized mini-reviews of each and every movie I end up watching through Netflix, both instantly and on DVD. Don't forget, all previous 'Justify My Netflix' reviews can be found on CCLaP's main movie page.)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Today's movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009 (Amazon | IMDB | Netflix | Wikipedia)

Why I added it to my queue: Because like the rest of the planet, I have by now become an unthinking, sheeplike fan of the Harry Potter movies, and so must dutifully line up each year for my annual dose of The Most Lucrative Franchise In Human History.

The reality: Oh...you know, it was fine. There's not much to even say about these films anymore, frankly, that hasn't already been said a thousand times about the earlier ones; and given that a billion people were destined to see this no matter what, it also makes a critical review of this film literally pointless. That said, I still get up every morning and thank God that Chris Columbus ended up dropping out of this series two films in.

Strangest piece of trivia: The actor hired to play the young Voldemort is the real-life nephew of Ralph Fiennes, who plays the character as an adult.

Worth your time? Eat it up, sheep!

Filed by Jason Pettus at 12:20 PM, February 3, 2010. Filed under: Movies | Reviews |