Awesome New Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince Trailer

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I am neither a Harry Potter movie hater nor a lover of the films. I watch each one once, and move along with my life. For some reason they just don’t “grab” me. I don’t think they’re at all bad, I guess I’m just not into them.

Having said that, I must say that this latest trailer for Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince looks pretty damned sweet.

Check it out for yourself below.

I think based on this trailer this is actually the first Harry Potter film I’m actually really looking forward to seeing. A previous trailer focused on the humor in the film, but this one is completely opposite, focusing on the darker aspects.

The only thing that leaves me scratching my head about this is the fact that (at least as of right now) Harry Potter 6 is supposed to be rated PG. I don’t know about you, but there wasn’t much that looked PG about the trailer above… it looks creepier than that to me. Then again, I guess they keep moving the line since now you can get some pretty damned gross horror movies coming out with a PG-13.

Anyway, what do you think of the trailer? I’m sure if you’re a fan this hypes your anticipation even more than before.

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince opens on July 17, 2009.

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  1. never been of harry potter and only have been getting into these films since i saw goblet of fire, but this trailer is fantastic

  2. I can see this walking the PG-13 line. I’ve read the book and the final act of the film will certainly make it an uphill struggle at the ratings board (think zombies).

    That said, it’s Harry Potter and it’s Warner Bro’s, I’m sure they can pay off whoever they need to to make it PG-13, it’d be worth it in the end.

  3. Regarding the suggested “PG rating”, I personally think that’s highly unlikely. Given the darker turns the books take away from time-turners, magic feasts, Quidditch towards the secrets of the Dark Lord and wizard duels to the death, expect a PG-13.

  4. @Everett

    Hey, I agree. I was really surprised a while back when I heard this was supposed to be PG as the films do seem to get darker and darker. I even joked at one time that by the time they get to the last one it’ll be rated R. :-P


  5. @Vic, have you read the books? or know what happens?

  6. I’ve been very pleased with the movies after Alfonso Cuaron, with Order of the Phoenix being my very favorite of the five so far. The books do take a turn for the darker, with elements that I think would most certainly not fly in a PG movie. I remember in Lord of the Rings: REturn of the King when the orcs catapulted the heads of their victims into Osgiliath, and I was very skeptical that the scene would be added to the final cut of the PG-13 film. Alas, that was not the case. The bar in terms of violence being depicted in films is being very much lowered.

  7. I think the MPAA tend to be a lot more forgiving for violence in movies that are fantastical in their nature. In a movie where magic and sourcery are established elements and the film is overall an adventure movie, a lot more is forgiven when it comes to scary elements than in a movie that is, perhaps, trying to be scary.

    Really, as long as no one so much as suggests anything sexual, the MPAA are good.

  8. @Oscar

    The only Harry Potter book I’ve read is the first one.


  9. for those that wrote the harry potter series off as children’s books you’re really missing out.

  10. @Cali

    They are childrens books, but not all books written for children are childish, nor at they any worse than adult books, as the Harry Potter books have proved. But they are, certainly childrens books.

  11. I’ll stick with John Grisham and Tom Clancy (if he ever writes another novel).


  12. @Vic

    Clancy’s too busy making video games. :)

  13. I dunno, maybe we simply shouldn’t bother classifying the books themselves. They pretty much seem to be enjoyed by everyone. Rowling matures her characters and the subject matter progressively through each book. The key here is that while movies started out with kids, who were relative newcomers and amatuers at the beginning of the series, they’ve grown up into being a rather nice ensemble cast of actors that have grown in their abilities much like the story subjects themselves.

  14. I can agree that the final books do indeed deal with a harsher subject matter with more mature characters, but I would suggest that it’s merely the style and approach that deems, even the last book as a book written for younger readers (which in no way suggests that only younger readers will enjoy it, as is evident).

    As for the movies, I find it quite interesting (and pleasing) that as each movie goes by, they become more and more like actual movies and less and less like a movie that presents itself as an adaption of a book. The first two movies played like they weren’t really movies, added bits from the books that weren’t necessary and overall didn’t feel like real movies, but slowly and gradually they have and this trailer proves.

  15. this trailer is FANTASTIC!

    the other have all been great but i think they really stepped up with this one .. trying to hype us up .. AND ITS WORKING

    in terms of the discussion about them being children books id hardly say that they are

    harry potter seems like a franchise thats impossible to classify
    when the first few books were released sure they seem liked children then the next few proceeded to young adult and the last book, no one in their right mind could call that childrens literature

    the movies change it too … they are meant for kids

  16. perfect thriller ‘n what a amazing film!!!
    Luv’ u DaN!

    -Rika Indonesia_

  17. great film!
    I Like it!

    Good work,DaN!!