Monday, 20 July 2009
I haven't read Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and I'm debating whether to see David Yates' film adaptation which opened last week and made a ton of money for the good folk at Warner Brothers this past weekend. I've never been obsessed by Harry Potter. I read the first five books, enjoyed them for what they were, but I wouldn't say I loved them, unlike some I know. I saw the first five movies — I even went to the London premieres of the first three and have interviewed many of these responsible for the films over the years — but think only Alfonso Cuaron's Prisoner Of Azkaban is a great movie, although Yates did a fine job with Order Of The Phoenix and I'm sure he's probably done a good job with Half-Blood Prince. But I missed the first press screening of Half-Blood Prince and, well, I just haven't got round to paying to see it yet, and, to be honest, I'd rather see Public Enemies again. Or read a book. Or a comic. Or watch a DVD. But that's just me.