I keep dragging my feet about seeing the HP movies when they come out, but and the 1/2 Price Blood Prince turned out to be a nice entertainment. I had moments of Valdis-flashback, when Hermione was dealing with dense Ron, which made me a little teary eyed nostalgic. The visuals are pretty great, the story was compelling, and I did not hate the characters (while Alan Rickman's Snape still gets the good lines and sweat sinister-sexyness, Helena Bonham Carter gets to be crazy-hawt). Therefore, this film finds its way to the shortlist of Harry Potter movies I rather like (others being and the Prisoner of AzKazaam! [sic] & and the Order of the Phoenix).