Review calls Tom Felton the “real star” of Half-Blood Prince

In a new review by The Daily Gamecock, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is held up as the best Potter film yet. The reviewer also calls Tom’s performance genuine and intense:

The real star of this film is Tom Felton, who plays the antagonist Draco Malfoy. In the previous films, Felton was seen sporadically and was merely the bully of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A big change has occurred for Felton’s character, however, and Draco has become a backbone of the film’s plot. Given an assignment by the Dark Lord himself, Draco fights his inner demons and overworks himself to complete the task at hand.

Felton’s performance is so genuine and intense that it makes the viewer sympathize for Draco and provokes personal feelings of distress and discomfort.

13 thoughts on “Review calls Tom Felton the “real star” of Half-Blood Prince

  1. this is so cool! and humbling! i imagine Tom would be unbelievably happy because of this! i’m happy for him!

    i quite agree with the review. Tom DID a very brilliant performance! i remember the bathroom scene, he was crying, and it just made ME want to cry for his pain! wonderful, wonderful job done, Tom!

    i hope there will be more exposure for Tom in the last Harry Potter movies! looking forward to them!


  2. I want Draco! *makes a face at Astoria or Asteria or whatever her name really is* Lol! 😀

    But seriously, Tom was beyond fabulous in this one. He’s always been the best actor, in every HP movie, but this one takes the prize hands down! And I can’t wait to see HBP again, it was absolutely brilliant! I wish I could afford another movie trip… I’d see it today!


    PS: No ferrets were harmed in the making of this post. Heeee!

  3. Ohh. I like the wording “genuine and intense”. I totally agree. Glad to see the reviewers are giving him proper credit.

  4. This review couldn’t be more true! It is absolutely faithful to reality, and I’ll never say thank you nor find words enough to express my gratitude towards Tom. For once, the Slytherin Witch‘s lost her tongue!! 😉

    With Love,


  5. Didn’t Tom once say in an interview that David Yates told him something like “If you can make someone walk out of the theater feeling sympathy for Draco, I’ve done my job.”
    Anyway, that was such brilliant acting and that review is completely right, I felt so bad for Draco the entire movie, I don’t think he ever once smiled.
    Terrific job, Tom 😀

  6. Finally! it’s not all about Harry Potter anymore,is it? Poor Draco’s finally getting the spotlight he deserves!! 🙂 xxx

  7. Very well said. Mr.Felton did the character justice and provoked a well deserved response where you just wanted to pat him on the head or give him a cuddle, whereas in the book i personally had to urge to boot Draco Malfoy in the face. Congratulations Tom, you were the best actor in that film and should be proud of yourself 🙂

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