Potter Profile - Melanie
August 23, 2009
First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?
It's kind of a long story... I wanted to see the third
film for my birthday, but I had not read any of the books beforehand.
However my mom had, and I wanted to know what was going to happen in that
movie. But when I asked her, she could not remember so I went to the
library to check it so it would jog her memory and she could tell
me...however, I started reading it...and I couldn't put it down, it was
How are you feeling now that the series is over?
It is extremely depressing, I have just recently finished HP7
for the second time...but I see re-reading the whole series over again in
the future, to make myself feel better. It had to end eventually of
course, but it is still very sad.
So, Half-Blood Prince is out in theaters. What did you think?
I saw it at midnight, and to be
honest, I thought it was the best film yet, but it wasn't Harry Potter. It
was the most well done as a feature by itself, but compared to the other
films it just didn't go. And for every serious or dramatic scene there
were 3 humorous for it. Then again, the scene in the lake was perfection,
and the scene where they all lift their wands is extremely touching.
Overall, a good movie.
What part of the book was left in that you were SO EXCITED to see come to
I really wanted to see Harry as Captain. And
although it was cut short, it was still a scene that was very funny, I
just liked seeing Harry in control like that, like the DA, it was well
done. Although it is sort of depressing, that there won't be anymore
Quidditch...but oh well.
What did the film makers leave out that left you a little disappointed?
Although there were a lot of memories, I feel
that they should have included the memory in which they visit the Gaunts.
I thought that was very important is seeing where Voldemort really came
from. The orphanage was his childhood, but that is not where he got his
traits from. I felt like that scene was needed in order to really show the
darkness, and gruesome past that led Voldemort to who he was. And also, to
actually show the Horcruxs, and how proud Marvolo was of them, because
that certainly showed through with Voldemort.
How did you feel about the Half-Blood Prince portion of the storyline?
Were you satisfied?
I guess that part was
alright, however when Snape finally said that he was the Half-Blood Prince
it wasn't an unbelieveable moment. Because they did not go that much into
it. Harry did bring it up a couple of times, and normally when it did come
up, it was in a humurous fashion, so when the outcome came it wasn't as
serious as it was in the book. The only serious scene was when Harry used
Sectumsempa, out of all the other scenes with the book.
After leaving the theater, how did you feel? Did the movie leave you
excited, sad, or something else?
theater, I was very excited. However it kind of ruined it because I went
with a couple of people who came out making fun of it, so, with them
chatting about, it didn't help my excitement for it. However, it eased my
pain when I saw it the next day with my dad. Who thought it was amazing as
well. and we talked positively about it, and then I was all excited again!
The only thing that I was sad about is that it was the sixth, theres only
going to be two more, that its almost over.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I originally saw the post
on Mugglenet for Harry Potter the Musical, now known as A Very Potter
Musical, and I watched it that day. And I just have to say that it is the
most hystarical thing that I have ever seen. It puts all the books
together, and the songs are fantastic, everyone can act and sing. And I
strongly urge everyone to watch it if they haven't seen it yet!!