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Time Out dissects the trailer for 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' which is available to view online

The new trailer for one of this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’, is online.

The film was delayed from a release last Christmas, allegedly to move its release date closer to that of the forthcoming two-parter ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’.

Director David Yates looks set to bring the same sense of reality and grim intensity to this instalment as his previous entry in the series, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’. Indeed, the new film may prove even more challenging, with scenes of dark magical disturbance spreading out to touch the world of the Muggles. In fact, the trailer goes out of its way to make the film look as depressing as possible, with its muttered warnings of impending disaster and horror on the horizon.

Yates’s work on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ has already caused an outcry among the Potterite community online, with fans of the book who were granted access to sneak previews complaining about its fast-and-loose approach to the source material. But considering JK Rowling’s novel was, at the time of publication, the longest children's book ever written – and could, in our opinion, have withstood a fair amount of trimming – our optimism isn't dampened.



Let us know what you think of the new trailer in the comments box below.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ is released on July 17.

Author: Time Out



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13 comments
chloe
chloe

OMG!!!! I've read the books like a zillian times over and over. i cant wait to see the fim on wednesday. Sooo over excited. Harry potter-so fit mate!!! Cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xxx

swiss tony
swiss tony

Looking forward to Deathly Hallows! Most of the cast will be in their late 30's by then, but it won't spoil the magic! I give this trailer three wibblies out of four. And a half. Oh, and sorry boffins but flying broomsticks: what's taking so long?

chibi
chibi

They did a great job on the trailer. It took to long to make the movies though but if they put alot of content into the movies this time around then i cant complain because that is what all of the other movies lacked in my opinion. =D i will be first in line to watch the new movie and its out after all my exams yay!

jim
jim

this film waz great best film eva!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Brooks
Gavin Brooks

ooooh, after reading the book shall I tell you the end? Er nope, look forward to watching all of the remaining three movies including this one whether bad or good!

Adam
Adam

I was always one of those who didn't want to like hp because everyone else did. Luckilyvi saw the light and think both the books and films to date are both compelling and exciting. 6th book was my fab so can't wait,trailer looks amazing.ps Luna in films is brilliant.

sammy
sammy

well its not my fult its a good film why shoulent i get exited?

Ola
Ola

Yes looks good :) but there is no need to get over excited!

sammy
sammy

this is a must see film ive read the book cant wait to see the film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shannon
shannon

this looks great im so excited, the harry potter fils are so thrilling and appealing!

kit
kit

OMG best trailer ever now i have to see it

marli
marli

three more months! oh gosh, i'm already crying, im so freaking excited!

Pam Wonderley
Pam Wonderley

Trailer looks great, looking forward to the 17th July!he comment you type in this box will appear on the site



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