Pink Raygun Post: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by TERESA

My latest article is up at Pink Raygun.  It’s a review of the biggest, geekiest movie out at the moment – HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE!

Excerpt:

I’m a “bad geek.” I obsess over TV shows, love comics, go see midnight shows of geeky movies, and can have lengthy conversations about any of it.  But I don’t have a good geek’s encyclopedic memory.  I’m not good at remembering minutiae.  I’ll forget even major plot points if I’m away from a story for too long, and there are very few things I watch/read often enough for me to remember everything by rote.  The fact that most geeky stories have sprawling, detailed lore doesn’t help the fact that I can’t keep things straight.

I don’t consider this a bad thing though, because while it might make me a “bad geek”, it also allows me to enjoy things anew.  I can love reboots like the latest Star Trek movie or film adaptations of work in other mediums, because I’m not beholden to years of canon.

I’m sure it is this quality that allowed me to really enjoy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

You can read the rest of my review HERE.  And then, if you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan, you’ll probably want to yell at me.  You can do that, too.  🙂

Published in: on July 16, 2009 at 12:17 PM  Leave a Comment  
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