The second-to-last episode in the Harry Potter saga, the Half-blood Prince raised the bar and my expectations for the last movie in the series. I really enjoyed the comedy – nothing special, just the expressions and banter – and the intensity of the conflict within the characters. I would almost say that this film is my favorite except for the dreadful ending that J.K. Rowling gave them to work with! In their defense, there really is so much material to cover, we didn’t see Voldemort at all really and the Dursleys weren’t even mentioned. Nonetheless, I look forward to watching this again and give it a full 5 stars for just being a lot of fun.