(I watched and rated this in Jan 2012 but never left a review. I no longer have this edit and it’s offline. I don’t remember everything 100% so forgive me.)
This was quite entertaining but the video looked very squashed. I’ve always had a sore spot for HP6 the movie and this edit made it better, but it’s still a movie I wouldn’t revisit unless I was doing an HP marathon.
FANEDIT RATING – 7.5 (rounded up to 8)
Audio/Video Quality – 5
Visual Editing – 9
Audio Editing – 9
Degree of Editing – 7
(NOTE: “Degree of Editing” is a 100% arbitrary rating that I keep in mind when reviewing edits. This is not meant to insinuate that a faneditor is lazy or not. Some fanedits require a lot more work than others and I take this into account.)
There was a lot to like about this. I too thought that this was the worst of the series, and was very happy to find a well rated edit of it here.
This edit is more focused on the plot that matters, something that got lost somehow. It’s Draco and the half-blood Prince. Sadly, there isn’t enough about the half-blood Prince, and I assume that no deleted scenes could help with this. Snape’s revelation at the end is still horribly off and weird as the movie hasn’t properly built up to it. I was severly dismayed by this lost opportunity in the theatre, and I still think it misses out. But that’s a fault of the movie – not the editing.
I liked nearly every change.
Something I did not like was video quality. There wasn’t a DVD avilable, will there be at some point? To make things even worse I watched Northwest Passage right after this, and it has amazing video.
All in all I recommend this, it is better than the version shown in theatres, but could use some extra finishing. With focus on the editing and editing ideas I rate this 8/10.