Saturday 18 April 2009

Harry is coming...

It has been a long time since Harry Potter fans had much to look forward to. All the way back to the Summer of 2007 in fact when the last book 'Deathly Hallows' was released.

This Summer (four days shy of exactly two years) sees the release of the sixth (and penultimate) film 'Half Blood Prince'. You can see some trailers here.

I'm not sure how much I'm looking forward to this one. The films have been getting progressively darker (both in terms of content and cinematography) and as the books have got longer it has been necessary to discard content and storyline in order to make a movie that doesn't require the audience to sit there for four hours!

I also happen to think that the sixth book was possibly one of the weakest of the series. Although there was some 'action' (especially at the end) the book seemed more like an exposition for the seventh book and an opportunity to tie-up a few loose ends from the previous five books.

When I'm feeling too lazy to undertake the mental stimulation of a new book I often re-read old favourites. I can pick them up, open them at random and read. Harry Potter books esecially, but this one of all of them I have read the least.

I did enjoy one scene from the trailers however; the destruction of London's wobbly Millenium Bridge!