by Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
The next film installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was originally slated for release next month, and then a few months ago, suddenly pushed back by Warner Brothers to July 17, 2009. Fans were obviously not too happy about this (oh, the slew of worthless online petitions!). Still, WB insisted that the reason for the move was to bolster their summer line-up, despite theories to the contrary (because of Daniel Radcliffe’s nude performance in Equus on Broadway, or because of the HP Lexicon lawsuit).
Of course, if this newly released trailer is any indication, the film may be well worth the wait. Without going into details, let’s just say that I got shivers.
One little quibble: referring to Harry as “the chosen one” is even more irksome on film as it is in print. Yes, I know that it isn’t exactly a new concept, but I’d still prefer language that doesn’t bring to mind the lovechild of Neo and Buffy.