I have to admit, the Harry Potter franchise is wearing a bit thin for me, and I can’t say I’m really looking forward to the next installment. I thought Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was just okay; basically it started and ended strong, but severely dragged throughout the middle. One thing I will say is that it felt a bit different than the other films in the series, and it looks like they will be continuing that trend with part 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
The movie’s first trailer has arrived online (this is a real trailer, not that stupid 20 second Imax teaser), and it looks more like The Sixth Sense with wizards than a Harry Potter film. Part of the reason is that Tom Riddle aka Young Voldemort is one of the main characters, as seen through flashbacks. Here’s to hoping that the trailer does accurately reflect the tone and content of the movie; please someone tell me there are no Quidditch matches or quirky new teachers introduced in this book! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is directed once again by David Yates and it hits theatres on November 21st.