We went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last night. I’ll try to keep my thoughts here relatively spoiler-free.
I enjoyed it. I thought they did a better job of keeping the essence of the book than they did in the last film, but I can’t put my finger on exactly how or why. I was pleased to see Bellatrix get more screen time, though I would have liked to have seen more of Snape and Neville (hopefully in the next film(s?)). As always, the movie was visually pleasing, and it’s interesting watching the young actors become more confident and grow into their roles. Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna, is fantastic. Now I have the urge to re-read the last two books in the series.