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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie-- Here there be SPOILERS!

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Anyone else going to the midnight showing of Half-Blood Prince?!?!
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I'm going!
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I'm not going until 4:15 tomorrow! I am JEALOUS of you midnight madness people!

Have fun!!! :
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Maybe before I leave for the theater I'll change the title to let people know there might be spoilers within.

I'm going on a date with my ten-year-old.
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All our showings are sold out.
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All our showings are sold out.
We bought our tickets Sunday. If you can get to PA by 11, I'll just tell Michael I couldn't wake him up in time.
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Can't do midnight showing anymore. Am too old. I'll be falling asleep at my desk at work the next day.
We're going on Friday. DH and I are going to leave work early to see it.
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We're not going 'til this weekend. I'm jealous of all you midnight goers! I feel like I've already seen the movie in bits and pieces with all the clips that have been released. Our movie theater is not showing any other movies this week but HP... every 30 minutes a new one starts.
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There were an awful lot of clips released, weren't there? Still, I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole thing. It's a nice long one too.
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We bought our tickets Sunday. If you can get to PA by 11, I'll just tell Michael I couldn't wake him up in time.
Ha ha!

I just called my friend who I know is going, and she's finishing up her costume.
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I know!!! Except I have to wait until tomorrow! Can't wait, so excited!!!!
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Only, what, two more hours? Are you lining up at the theatre yet?
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We'll leave at 10:45. I tried to sleep but was too excited. How pathetic is that (don't answer).

I have decided once this baby starts moving, I will refer to it as the Snitch.

Then later, it can be a Bludger.
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Not going but very jealous of the midnight crowds!
Enjoy
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We are going Dh and I for the midnight showing, and depending on how it looks like we are taking the twins.
But it premiere is the 16 here

Have fun!!!
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Anyone back yet? I really liked it, although there were several WTF? moments.
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Anyone back yet? I really liked it, although there were several WTF? moments.
just several? Try dozens. My main issue:

Spoilers:

WTF? Where was the Battle of Hogwarts? And it was supposed to be just Snape, Draco, Harry, and Dumbledore in the room when Snape finished Dumbledore off. And Snape was supposed to "escape" with Draco. And, WHERE WAS THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS??? You know, the climax of the freakin' story??? Gah!

/spoilers

I think it was a great movie. The cinematography was fan-freaking-tastic. The acting was top-notch, and I thought Lavendar Brown was played wonderfully hilariously. Alan Rickman was awesome. I think, if I hadn't read the book, and especially if I hadn't reread it before the movie, I would have enjoyed it more. I will reset my expectations before I see it in IMAX 3D (we already have our tickets!)
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I put spoiler in the title so we don't need to do spoiler tags,

Yates said they didn't do the Battle of Hogwarts because there's a huge Battle at Hogwarts in the last book and they didn't to be redundant. Which is still WTFifying, but at least they thought it through.

My big thing was no funeral. Just that little Wizarding Grateful Dead concert-type thing at the end.

One thing they changed that I liked was Harry/Ginny taking place more in private.

The other thing that confused me was the Burrow burning down. You could have taken that part out, and it really would not have changed the story at all. So why did they put it in?

I agree about the cinematography. And Jessie Cave was an amazing Lavender Brown, nothing like I expected, but perfect. I was reminded again why people have Snape fantasies. I had forgotten in the last few movies. And they made excellent use of the castle setting.

I'd love to hear your thoughts when you see it at the IMAX!
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But it just strayed so far from the book, it's practically fanfic!
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I love fan fic.

OK, and I have a question. When they were talking about the Potions textbook and Ron accused Harry of taking it to bed with him, did he (Ron) say something like "It's like sleeping with Hermione"? Or did I imagine that?

Also "All hands on deck, Granger" = funniest movie line ever.
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