I wonder why no one else really hates it like I did.
It was lacking depth and deviated from the whole plot of the book.
could you elaborate on how the movie deviated from the plot of the book?
It just seemed like the plot was lost.
The movie felt like a bunch of things pasted together, with a little bit of young Voldemort and Draco thrown in there.
Key points [such as The Seer Overheard
, elaboration on what objects they thought the horcruxes were and Dumbledore's funeral] were missing.
I suppose that's more of just leaving things out, but I felt those were things you needed to know.
The book was mainly centered on Dumbledore preparing Harry for his journey and arming him with knowledge needed to eventually defeat Voldemort.
All the while, we're given conflicting information on Snape and Draco's character is developed.
Instead of seeing all the memories, we saw few and did not learn about Riddle's persuasive nature, his fascination with the founders of Hogwarts or his ancestry.
We also did not learn about the protection Harry has at the Dursleys' house - the reason he has had to stay there.
What everyone was feeling seemed very basic.
While Draco's internal struggle was reasonably well played in the movie, Harry's [other than romantic] feelings were pretty much absent.
The movie ended without Harry's grim realization, but rather a light note about Ron's approval of Harry and Ginny's relationship.
Romance is a part of Half Blood Prince, but it seems as though the movie spent too much time on it.
They also spend a fair amount of time changing circumstances [i.e. The murder of Dumbledore, the reason Harry went down to Hagrid's, why Harry did not help Dumbledore in the astronomy tower] and grazing over information that is important in Deathy Hallows.
I suppose that the very basic plot is the same, [horcruxes, dead Dumbldore, yeah, yeah] but this new movie seems very loosely based on the book.