I'll say the crowd was insane. I couldn't find a parking spot. We sold out 12 theaters for midnight premieres here. I was mostly unimpressed. They focused entirely too much on the romances between Ron and Hermione, and Harry and Ginny. They focused entirely too little on the Half-blood Prince, even though I supposed his real story comes in the seventh book. What bothered me most is how ordinary everything seemed. I think the main actors have lost interest in the series, clearly. When they were young, they would express excitement in their scenes. It appears the magic has died and they are too old for these roles now. To top it off, most of the film seems to be spent in plain clothes, as opposed to their wizarding robes. This completely kills the mood of the story. Even the scene with Harry and Dumbledore going after the Horcrux in the end, Harry is wearing jeans and a flannel shirt. What the hell? They also left out the scenes with Sirius speaking to Harry through the mirror. I believe that was in this book, but it was not in this film. They also hint entirely too much at what's to come in the final films. For those who haven't read the books, you'll easily figure out the plot Dumbledore comes up with, even though it was not revealed until the final book. Anyway, the film served its purpose. You know who dies, you know who kills him, you know who cries about it. In the end, I really hope the next two films are better. I will say they added a scene that was pretty awesome though. Let's just say there's an old-fashioned house burning. That scene almost got to me.