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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...Blunder?

I wasn't sure if I should post on this or not, but it seems the more information I research on it the more it appears to be true. Apparently, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was pushed back for a greater purpose than just to be a summer movie cash-in.

Early screenings of the film have been very negative, claiming very little time is spent on the actual Half-Blood Prince concept. Too much romance is involved in the film and some other poor script choices were made as well.

Nothing has been confirmed, but because the same post-production unit and production crew are scheduled for two more "Harry Potter" movies, they don't have anything else to move on to outside Harry Potter-- At least not immediately. The ten extra months Warner Brothers have allotted for the film will give the crew time to re-edit some scenes and re-shoot other scenes.

While this seems like a bummer, and re-shoots/re-edits don't normally work to save a film, I applaud Warner Brothers for its integrity to create a quality film rather than slop any crappy flick in to multiplexes as fast as they can. (Ala, 20th Century Fox.) Therefore I'm at greater ease with the decision to push back the sixth film and hope the writers, the director and the post-production unit can establish a stronger entry in to the series.

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