Happy Harry Potter Day Muggles!

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 15th, 2009 at 7:26 am,

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Right about now I know a lot of you out there are real excited. Maybe you’re at your job, at home, or already camped out by your local cineplex – but wherever you are, if you’re reading this then you too are likely afflicted with Harry Potter fever in anticipation of the midnight hour when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince debuts in theaters!

Of course, others of you are saying, “Kofi, what’s the big deal bro? This is like what, the sixth Harry Potter flick? Why all the hoopla?”

Well I’ll tell you ‘why all the hoopla’ this time around:

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IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is being touted as the best installment of the series so far. Some bloggers around the net are (gasp!) even floating the notion that the film is worthy an Oscar Nom for Best Picture. Of course many said the same thing about The Dark Knight around this time last year – but now that the Academy has widened the Best Picture catergory to a whopping ten nominees, Harry Potter might actually have the chance that Batman never did.

If you want to know just what makes Half-Blood Prince so darn good, you’ll have check out Screen Rant‘s official Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince review.

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GETTING TO THE GOOD PART

There are millions of Harry Potter fans out there who worship J.K. Rowling’s books and have been loyal (if not always agreeable) followers of the movies. However, for those who haven’t been on board ever since the first page of the very first book, Half-Blood Prince offers a long-awaited window of opportunity: the part in the epic story where you know things are “getting good.”

In Half-Blood Prince, the war between wizards light and dark officially ignites and for those who hardly know what “Hogwarts” or “muggles” are, this latest Harry Potter installment nonetheless promises some spectacular wizard-on-witch-on-wizard action (see the clips if you haven’t), set in the now-cherished “dark tone” of The Dark Knight.

As Screen Rant guru Vic Holtreman said, “It’s the Empire Strikes Back of the series.” Need you hear more?

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…FINALLY A GREAT SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!

Films like The Dark Knight and Iron Man spoiled a lot of us. After seeing those movies many of us had the audacity to start demanding summer blockbusters that were actually quality films as well. The audacity!

Flash-forward a year later and where are we at? Scratching our heads at Terminator Salvation; trying to stay awake during the parts of Public Enemies that didn’t involve ear-splitting gun fire; or possibly questioning if we really just saw the pile of sh mess that was Transformers 2 or simply suffered some terrible waking nightmare.

Suffice to say it’s been a less-than-awesome summer at the movies so far. Thank god for Star Trek.

Well, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is looking to be the cure for 2009 summer blockbuster blues. That feeling alone (remember the thrill of actually watching a good summer movie?) is enough to get me in the theater this weekend.

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So there you have it Muggles, all the reason in the world to be excited if you aren’t already. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters at Midnight! And for those who want to see it twice, the film will be premiere in 3D IMAX on July 29th.

Here’s are some final images to help get your half-blood pumping (click on any one for a larger version):

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  1. AWESOME!~ Thanks alot! Too bad we have this IMAX bug-a-boo. Kinda makes up for the November delay we have had. Star Trek set the bar this Summer and nothing has yet come close. HP will save the Summer! ( and D-9!?!!!)

  2. I agree Star trek is the movie to beat for the summer. I have not seen Harry Potter 6 yet (seeing it tom) but I have a feeling that it is going to be teh second good movie of the summer.
    As for Terminator it really wasnt that bad, it just could have been a lot better.
    Transformers was wayyy too cheezy, had a pointless story, had a lot of useless characters and scenes, but DID offer good action sequences.
    Wolverine just sucked
    Lets go Harry

  3. I’ve already seen Harry Potter but I’m having a hard time deciding if it’s better or not than Star Trek. Right after seeing it I gave HP a 4/5, but after thinking more about it, I’m rising it to a 4.5/5. For people that doesn’t like this series, I recommend you give this film a chance, as it’s worth it.
    Oh, and BTW I love the “It’s the Empire Strikes Back of the series”. An awesome analogy.

  4. Can’t wait. We bought our tickets to a 12:05am show a week ago… It’s been getting harder and harder to sit still. :)

  5. Better than Star Trek??!!! Sacrilege!! You are not of the body!! Herbert, Herbert!! Grupp!! Captain Dunsel!! You will be obsolete in the new order! :-)

    Trek is the best blockbuster out so far, even though TF2 has made the most money. From the looks of the trailer and the stellar reviews, I can honestly say I think HP will be the hit of summer 2009 (Avatar, I prophesy, will be the hit of the year).

  6. Going friday night. Looking forward to it. PLUS, it’s a “date night” for the wife and I. :)

  7. I’m going to see this tomorrow, and then, if I like it, again on Thursday (because I have, just SOOO much going on in my life right now).

    And I’m currently watching through the previous 5 installments, and yes, you’re right, they just keep getting better.

    And to think, a month ago this was so far down on my radar, I thought we were through all the potentially great films of the summer (too bad potentiality doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in Hollywood, this could just save summer 09 though).