Potter Profile - Larunda
November 18, 2005
Give us your review of Half-Blood Prince.
Half-Blood Prince comes in as my second favorite book in the series, preceeded by Goblet of Fire. All the back story we were given was simply amazing, and just when one would come to assume we have all the pieces to the puzzle, JKR throws another element in, completely changing the ballgame. That said, I could have lived without some of the cheesy romance we saw in HBP (particularly Harry's the past few weeks with you have been amazing
' thing), although Won-Won' was hilarious. I spent the end of the book bawling (from the moment at the end of The Cave chapter), and was left with a mixed feeling of happiness and sorrow. I can't believe there's only one book left!
Did you like the fourth movie or not and why?
Overall, I thought the fourth movie was brilliant, and the best so far in the series. My complaints are quite minimal, so I'll list those first, as it's a much shorter list. I don't feel that the Crouch Sr. and Jr. storyline had enough explanation, nor do I think we saw Sirius Black or Rita Skeeter as much as we should have. I'm afraid movie five will be a bit awkward when Sirius is suddenly glued to Harry at the hip, when we hardly saw him as much as we did in the book. As for the rest of it
excellent. The maze and graveyard scenes had me tense in my seat, and the combination of Harry clinging to Cedric's body as Amos Diggory discovered what had happened sent me into a fit of tears. I was wrong about Mike Newell; he had it in him.
What did you think of the third movie?
Yes, I am one of the ten people on the planet who actually liked Prisoner of Azkaban. It's not what I would call the best film on the planet, but it was DEFINITELY an improvement over the first two. Just the fact that Alfonso Cuaron was able to bring so many emotions out of the characters, the scenery, and just plain cool sets made it worthwhile. Not to mention, the soundtrack was awesome!
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would it be?
I would love to spend the day as either Fred or George Weasley. Seeing the world through the eyes of a comic genius has got to be an enlightening experience. Not to mention, I could stock up on free nosebleed nougats. ;)
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
When Fred and George left Hogwarts in book five. That line Give her hell from us, Peeves, has got to be one of my favorite HP quotes of all time. It goes to show that while Fred and George may not be serious when it comes to academics, they do take their futures into consideration, and do what they know is best for themselves. It added some depth to the characters, so we don't see them as just funny guys.
Is Snape REALLY good or evil and is Dumbledore REALLY dead?
Dumbledore. is. dead. Get over it. Nuff said.
As for Snape
I'm on the fence. I'd honestly like it more if he were evil, just because that would be the ultimate twist. However, I do think the theory that Snape was stuck between two Unbreakable Vows is a very plausible one. I guess we won't know until Book 7!
Will Harry survive the 7th book?
Yes? No? Maybe? I honestly find Ron to be a more likely death candidate than Harry. Harry will either kill Voldemort and live to a ripe old age and have an outrageous number of children, or he will die killing Voldemort.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
I think Harry is a Horcrux
. KIDDING. I'd like to say Hi' to my fellow HP dorks, and thank my family for dealing with my obsession
Also gotta praise the staff of MuggleNet, you guys do a GREAT job and definitely deserve the title of #1 Harry Potter site in the World. Also Also, thanks to Greg (isn't he awesome?!) for picking me to be this week's Potter Profile! Also Also Also, even though I realize she will never read this, JKR, without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you for putting up with insane fans like myself.