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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Date: Aug 12 2009

Grammar: Plural vs. Possessive "S"


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Harry Potter isn’t a kid anymore. And kids might not make the best audience for the newest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In the new film, the sixth in the series, Harry learns more about his arch nemesis, Lord Voldemort’s, past. Meanwhile, Lord Voldemort brings more violence not only to the magical world, but also to our non-magic, “Muggle” world. And Lord Voldemort isn’t the only thing Harry struggles with in this movie. He and his friends also have all the confusion, change, and painful emotions of adolescence to deal with.

As Harry has grown up, the films have become more mature, too. Find out why Devan thinks the new movie might be too scary and serious for children.


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Devan:  Last night…guess what I did!

Marni:  You gave yourself a facial.

Devan:  No. I went and saw the new Harry Potter. Eeeeee!

Marni:  Oh! Wow.

Devan:  It was so good. I think it might be the best movie yet.

Marni:  Really?

Devan:  It’s like so much darker and more serious. It’s like really mature.

Marni:  OK, OK.

Devan:  ‘Cause the other ones, you know, they’re kinda kids’ movies. This was not a kids’ movie. They talked about some heavy stuff. And the plot thickens, there’s teen issues, they’re growing up.

Marni:  I felt that the books also did that too. The earlier ones were more light-hearted. He was younger. You know, as Harry grew older the issues became more like teen issues.

Devan:  Yeah. And I must say that it’s pretty scary, too. I know these movies are supposed to be for kids, but…

Marni:  Yeah, I don’t think so.

Devan:  No. As an adult, I can totally appreciate the plot, and it left me on the edge of my seat, and I got scared even. But…you’ve read the books, right?

Marni:  I have read the books. I’ve read them all. And I really did like this book. So I’m excited to go see the film.


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Devan is really excited because she just saw the newest Harry Potter movie. She must be a Harry Potter super-fan.

According to Devan, the new movie is the best yet. It deals with more serious topics and has a darker tone than the earlier films. It also talks about teen issues like romantic relationships. Marni says that the sixth book also had a darker tone than the earlier books.

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Do you think children should be allowed to see dark, serious, or mature films?



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i love harry potter! i've got all the books and saw all the movies. as the movies get darker, some scenes are not appropriate for children, i think. but still, it's good films and it makes us think about lots of things.

11:53 PM Feb 03 2010 |

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I think the Harry Poter movie is better for adolecent public and is not more for kids public cause the persons are young and the  movies scene involve love and friendship.


08:35 PM Aug 18 2009 |

chus conde

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I´ve read all the books more than twice, and I´ve seen all the movies too. I like them. But it is truth, Harry has gronw up and now the story is not for kids.

08:00 PM Aug 18 2009 |




actually,i'm into this series but i will pay a see for this one ….hope i will blow my mind up…hehe

09:23 AM Aug 18 2009 |

Seraphito Zero


so brilliant but its sad as we are not going to see the old sorcerer again

05:14 PM Aug 17 2009 |



Syrian Arab Republic

it's really a fabulous movie….....

i can never forget it…..the magic world…......

i watched  that cool movie with my best friend in this summer….....really, we had fun…....

05:12 PM Aug 17 2009 |




I have followed the Harry Potter serie and is really exciting,even the first one being a bit child ;)

01:24 PM Aug 17 2009 |




Please is true¡

 Harry Potter is more than a children movie, is a teen movie….he's growing up.

About the movie,it was premiered a month ago but i haven't go to the cinema yet. Oh God¡ i feel bad because i consider to myself a HP fan¡



01:20 PM Aug 17 2009 |




I think we must to respect each phase of the children,mainly to watch scary and mature movies ;)

01:19 PM Aug 17 2009 |



 i think that Harry poTTer is more than children movie!! of course … to many people like that…...

if there are many people don´t like Harry PoTTer….. why did they watch the film???? ... ohhh it isn´t children movie!!!! but i think HARRY POTTER IS  THE BETTER MOVIE…......

08:09 PM Aug 16 2009 |



wow!  i love this movie…it makes me wana be a kid again…what do you think guys???????

12:23 PM Aug 16 2009 |



i've watched aLL the films of harry potter..    but i really wonder that film.i havent watch it yet.  and i wiLL watch it in soonest

10:09 AM Aug 16 2009 |

abd alaziz ramadan


these  movies  for  children  

09:31 AM Aug 16 2009 |




     All Harry Potter movies  were very dramatic, but I am not their fans.I just had seen two of them druing high school. Some of my frends like them very much ,seen all books ,movies and bought  products about Harry Potter. I can't do that like them.  They are so crazy.

05:07 AM Aug 15 2009 |



i like  the harry potter's movies because are magics and it have too much suspense, i think that the children shouldn't watch this movie, because they might traumatized. search

04:11 AM Aug 15 2009 |




Should I be a fan of Harry Potter? Sorry, I am not. It's ok for children to see heavy films, anyway they gotta know the world sooner or later.


But Harry Potter is different, it's supposed to be kids' film, it's not Growing Pain, you don't want to see little Harry growing! Remember how cute he was in the first serial? But now, just at a loss for words. Besides, if you never read the book, if you never see from the first serial, you have no idea what it is about. It might only attract the generation growing up with the movie. Basically kids don't want to see an old Harry, adults may not see from the first chapter.

04:08 AM Aug 15 2009 |



 i liked so much this movie…. it was wonderful and fantastic!!!!!.... i loved it….

11:03 PM Aug 14 2009 |




i dont like harry piuter !!!!

03:19 PM Aug 14 2009 |




it takes me to read the dialog 1st to understand each word of what they said but it kinda of cool to share new object with new friends  

04:09 PM Aug 13 2009 |



It was great,wonderful..!I love Harry Potter films and books…I love Rupert very very much…

12:12 PM Aug 13 2009 |

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