Harry Potter is a book series that I have to admit I have been enjoying almost since its beginnings. I took my kids to see it, and shortly after they showed interest in reading the books so I read it first to make sure I was keeping up on my kiddie pop culture and fell into that demographic never intended for the books and added myself to the adult readers of Harry Potter.
Since then, the light child friendly story of growth and adventure has been slowly turning more dark and sinister at a rate that keeps the kids interested without sending them to therapy in the process.
The Harry Potter series will lighten up on the darkness and turn into a romantic comedy for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
It seems everyone on the set is having a grand time with this lighter comedic take on Potter’s world except for Potter himself. Dan Radcliff has expressed his disappointment that they are focusing the film on the romantic entanglements present in the 6th book.
I am curious to see how they might actually play this as a lighter “romantic comedy” as the WHOLE of the book only touched on the relationships as a sidestory to the full on mystery of the identity of the Half Blood Prince.
For those Potter fans still under a rock I won’t blow the ending of this book, but this is the most character development we see in all seven of Rowlings works of the Potterverse and delves into the darker side of almost everyone on board before launching us head first into the seventh installment filled with a LOT of dark themes.
The very ending of Half Blood Prince made me compare it to the dramatic turning point that made the Empire Strikes Back to be among the fan favourite of the Original Star Wars trilogy. Could you imagine if they had lightened the mood of Empire and made it a romantic comedy?
This is bad news indeed for Potter fans.