Check out it out, kids, Harry Potter gets freaky deaky dark in the latest Potter flick, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, if this first trailer for the movie is any indication. This thing actually looks more like a teen horror movie than a kiddie franchise about teen wizards that fly around on brooms and try to get dates for the wizard prom. They have wizard proms in the movies, right? Anyhoo. Return to Hogwarts for some fun in the sun. Or not. Looks more like return to Hogwarts for some dark groping time in the dungeons, but maybe that’s just me.
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort wreaks havoc throughout Britain, and the pressure to defeat him grows stronger. Using an old Potions book which previously belonged to the “Half-Blood Prince,” Harry is able to increase his magical knowledge and prepare for battle. First, however, he must help Dumbledore discover the secret to Voldemort’s quest for immortality — the location of his Horcruxes. But the quest for the Horcruxes and the resulting battle at Hogwarts produce a tragic outcome — leading Harry to believe he must head out on his own to conquer the Dark Lord.
Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the Potter films, is only 19 years old, but I’ll be damn if the kid doesn’t look like he’s 29 already. Wow. Methinks Harry Potter is going to look 50 by the time he hits the big 2-0. Committing your soul to a movie franchise sure ages you!
Grab your potter November 21.