BOOK vs FILM
By - hereiskm
Ah.. The awkward Ginny tying Harry's shoelaces scene
And when she feeds him at the burrow.
Oh gosh. These were both my answers. I start dry heaving with embarrassment when she feeds him that mince pie.
"Don't you trust me?"
Book Ginny would say that and then smash it in Harry's face
that was so awkward!!
Tbf heart eyed teens do stuff like that
but bonnie wright didn't even look comfortable in being Ginny.
No st. Mungos where we meet lockheart, longbottoms and Arthur experimenting with ~~Maggie~~ muggle stitches. There is just generally a lot of things missing. I like both movies and the books respectively
yes, if not Lockhart, they could have shown Neville with his grandma atleast.
Dude I was YELLING at the television. I cannot watch the fifth film.
I read that as Maggie Smith, lol.
Didnt notice the typo, damn auto correct lol
It was Marietta Edgecombe who tells Umbridge about DA not Cho.
Poor Cho.. I felt so bad for her in the movies.
I know! And Edgecombe got pimples after ratting DA out.
They didn't even show the awkward coffee date between Harry and Cho!
This change I actually think isn’t bad as it makes it easier to explain instead of a random character. It makes it easier to understand in the movie by cho being forced to, instead of a random person we don’t really know
Kreachers redemption arc should have been in the movies, was such a good thing in books
Yes, many of the wonderful things that didn't make it to the truncated films
And I’m would have loved the scene when all of the elves run out with weapons and attack. It’s hilarious but so vicious, amazing combo
Sirius and Dobby's roles in GoF. As two of my favourite characters, I really missed seeing Sirius' support of Harry during the tournament. And Dobby deserves all the screen time.
Also, in PoA, Ron stands up to Snape. In the film he agrees Hermione is an "insufferable know-it-all" which just seems such an unnecessary change and makes film-Ron suck.
This. All of this. They really messed up cutting Sirius’ screentime like that. And Dobby’s death wasn’t as sad (for me) after not seeing him for so long.
It had already started in the first two movies, but PoA onwards really went out of their way to destroy Ron’s character #JusticeForRon
seriously! Sirius's screen time in GoF was only in the fireplace convo right? When he was consistently in contact with Harry and was by his side since the final triwizard task.
Yep! Just the fireplace. I'd have lived to see Padfoot trotting round Hogsmede nicking newspapers and stuff!
They didn't Put SPEW in either and don't feel the first film Philosopher/Sorcerer Stone made much sense. I like the film's. Yet the books are much better. Films are fantastic yet you do need the little details to make sense of it all.
Yes, films can never be a substitute or on opposite ends for a true fan, I guess. They do help visualize some really beautiful scenes and moments, I must say. But the readers will know the depth and several layers of the story
What I don't understand is Quirrell in the film. He doesn't touched Harry's hand when they first meet. Yet in the book he does. His scar doesn't hurt him. Yet think it would if Vodermort was on the back of his head. Yet in the books it makes more sense why he didn't feel the pain to begin with.
Voldemort wasn’t physically attached to Quirrell when Quirrell met Harry in the Leaky Cauldron and they shook hands. That’s why Harry felt nothing. Voldemort only did so after Quirrell failed to steal the stone from Gringotts.
> “Since then, I have served him faithfully, although I have let him down many times. He has had to be very hard on me." Quirrell shivered suddenly. "He does not forgive mistakes easily. When I failed to steal the stone from Gringotts, he was most displeased. He punished me... decided he would have to keep a closer watch on me...."
Yes he shake hands with him in the book. Yet in the film he doesn't.
Yes, of the films, the Philosopher's Stone is by far the worst. I saw it at the cinema with my mum (back in the day like) and remember leaving thinking that it felt like an unconnected collection of scenes without any flow to them. I think, when I saw it, I very much loved the book and felt let down by thay film.
Now that I'm a mum and my little girl (8) loves Harry Potter, I'm much more forgiving of the films, as a whole, as I'm seeing them through her eyes and they're magical.
I'm a mum too. Yet my little girl is 3. She can't watched the film's yet. But she has seen the Snape Snape Severus Snape. Dumbledore clip that they show 🤣 and she thinks it's funny.
omg yes! i watched the movies before reading the book and i was so confused for so many parts of the movie bc i didn’t know how things connected. so many plot holes that never fully showed any resolve. the book definitely helped me understand what they were trying to do with the movie.
>Cutting down the Marauders' backstory and nicknames.
this was absolutely unforgivable! that's why i hate that movie. it is my favourite book and they absolutely destroyed it
Completely erasing Ludo Bagman and his goblins subplot. It was one of my favourite parts and gave great character growth to Fred and George. I also hate that they didnt include Winky--she was an excellent counter to Dobby.
GOF was probably the worse translated one honestly. Without winky involved barty crouch jr's escape makes no sense and adding ludo gave a good red herring. Not to mention the way they made fake madeye lick his lips spoiled the twist of his real identity and that blew my mind on my first read through.
GOF movie is definitely pretty bad. But I will NEVER forgive what they did to HBP movie. Cutting out most of Voldemort’s backstory. Too much teenage love triangle crap. That whole complete nonsense with burning down the Burrow when they KNEW they needed it in the next movie? Why??
Honestly, David Yates is just complete shit. Adding in unnecessary scenes that usually contradict established universe rules, (Harry being out in muggle public, completely unprotected, reading a Wizarding newspaper with obviously moving pictures while interacting with a muggle waitress). Especially when instead of that garbage they could have, oh, I don’t know- added in The Other Minister scene?
I understand going from big book to movie has lots of challenges, but he seems to especially not really understand multiple themes from them. Like how Voldemort dying like a normal person was important. Not disintegrating into burned paper-like bits that float off into the wind.
I hated that so much. It was bad enough they showed him at the World Cup casting Morsmordre (they at least shouldn’t have shown his face). Then they clearly showed that his father recognized him, so why didn’t he do anything?
Barty jr and that tic thing is one of my most hated aspects ofnthe movies.
AGREED. Normally I'm very much the kind of person who tries to separate the books from the movies, but GOF was such an egregious adaptation that I just can't. The stupid lip licking and leaving out Ludo and Winky and SPEW and I just ugh. I hate it so much.
And also that Harry was the one who gave Fred and George the money to open their shop
yes, No Bagman, Winky, No Bertha, No SPEW,
Yes... We were robbed of so many good scenes with Peeves.
I will never ever ever forgive the opening of book 6 being cut out of the movies. The stupid cafe scene. Admittedly it was a progression because whether it was Dumbonni or the director's choices, Dumbledore quickly veered from the funny and slightly goody aloof professor to heing angry and stressed out.
This meant the loss of two wonderful scenes:
Dumbledore defending Harry in OotP trial. Summoning soft chairs and just chilling in a dingy dungeon scene while everyone else is being uber serious. The juxtaposition of Dumbledore being so unerringly confident and correct was a lot of why his striking reveals in Hallows were so impactful.
The second being Dumbledore talking to the Dursley's in HBP. Oh my god what a scene in the books. Just absolute perfection of prose storytelling. Dumbledore subtly and calmly ripping the Dursley's new ones, summoning the cups and drinks which bounce against their heads, the utter awkwardness of silence while Dumbledore sits in the livingroom happily ignoring the tension. The magic in HP was always fun, the magic in the situations and characters was what made the books. The movies missed all of that.
I never understood Yates decision to turn the HBP film into a rom-com. It was a book about discovering Voldemort's past, his power, about Snape and the potion's book, Harry realising he loves Ginny, and further development of Dumbledore and Harry's relationship amongst others.
The F**ing dance with Harry and Hermione. They had time for that shit but couldn't put in a minute's scene showing Dudley's redemption(kind of)
That was super annoying, yes. And I think I would be still okay with the dance if they had just ended it when Hermione rests her head on Harry's shoulder and that was it. Why did they next have to include that pointless scene of them facing each other and staring?
The entire scene just goes in another direction from the book. It does nothing but confirm Ron's worst fear and suspicions,that Harry and Hermione have feelings for each other and are having a great time without him. In the books,they barely talk for months,Hermione reads Dumbledore's biography all day and Harry spends all day looking at Ginny's dot on the map.
The movie makers had absolutely no regard for character development.
I think they're trying to entertain the idea of Harry/ Hermione. But they we're in middle of a dire situation and dance make no sense
Dancing in the middle of a dire situation to take your mind off it does make somewhat sense. But such a scene taking place between these two will make movie watchers gravitate towards the idea of a Harry-Hermione pair,which the makers knew wouldn't happen just doesn't make sense. Should've focussed more on Ron-Hermione,Harry-Ginny development.
Also the fact that Harry and Hermione staring into each others' eyes and Hermione saying "lets grow old together here" is followed by Ron destroying the locket and Harry reassuring him there is nothing between them doesn't make any sense. Atleast not to me.
Listen to the music in that scene. At some point it say "but the train never left the station". It looks like hermione and harry have feelings for each other but there hearts decided to go for someone else.
Yeah but my entire rant was based on the fact that neither of them had any feelings for each other,so it doesn't matter what music was playing.
They have feelings but not love feelings. They are best friends.
So what was the point of your first comment if you're saying they are just friends?
They don't love each other. It's just a relation that could have been but never has and never will.
The dance was a tribute to their friendship ultimately. It's interesting how much that 1 scene has divided the fan base
I mean it had them staring into each other's eyes and smiling and hugging. Just friends don't do that,especially when their lives are in danger. Obviously the movie watchers are going to assume something's cooking up between them,obviously they are going to be pissed when a character shown as a human garbage disposal third wheel ends up with the "pretty,smart,perfect" girl instead of the chosen one.
Yep, they could of put that in.
They could've put in a ton of things instead of the unnecessary stuff they actually did.
Dudley saying he doesn't think Harry was a waste of space would of been a good one and think they could of put Snape talking to Dumbledores portrait who told him to take the sword of Gryffindor.
Peeves, in Order of the Phoenix when he makes Umbridge's life hell. McGonagall telling him how to unscrew the chandelier. Just Peeves in general. He was sorely missed all throughout the movie saga. I do hope they remake it one day, but then again, Daniel Radcliffe is kinda how Harry Potter looks like in everyone's mind so it be hard to cast.
No Dumbledore funeral wtf.
Harry breaking the Elder wand?? never repaired his phoenix wand. Ultra cringe moment.
The little Harry and Hermione dance scene was awful and made it seem like there was sexual tension between the characters.
The quidditch (including the world cup match).
Flitwick was made to look like some random dude in the movie, when he really was an extremely powerful wizard and a great professor.
Wish we had seen Bellatrix and Voldemort properly die rather than turn into ashes. Especially with Voldemort, seeing that he wanted to be immortal and he ended up dying like everyone else.
The werewolf lupin turns into in the books is well, a werewolf. And in the movies the werewolf lupin turns in to is a lanky rip off of Gollum from LOTR if he were half transformed into a bald skinny malnourished werewolf. I hated it so much.
yeah ... when you see the werewolf you have to wonder why they spent an entire lesson learning about the ways to spot a werewolf from a true wolf. Seems pretty easy to me ... a wolf looks like a ...wolf. A werewolf looks like whatever the hell that thing is. Very unlikely you'd get the two mixed up.
I never understand why other people were so cool about that. I hated it. The whole “big enough to keep a werewolf in check” comment makes no sense when you see how scrawny Lupin was. He’s supposed to look terrifying and Sirius’ dog form is meant to be huge (he wasn’t bad in PoA, just not big enough)
Cutting out the briefing of the Muggle Prime Minister at the beginning of half blood prince.
LMAO IMAGINE BORIS GETTING A VISIT FROM THE CURRENT MOM
I imagine the MoM have currently cut ties ... the very first 'phwahahaha wibble' and they dipped.
they heard about the blöo passports and couldnt handle it
I've got one of those new passports - its jet black. There's not a hint of blue anywhere on it.
Do wizards even have passports though? I can't imagine they're much use when you can apparate to anywhere in the world - who's checking?
wow really? i got a bright bloo passport - we were ordering passports for me ans my four siblings to go on holiday. only one that got it rhough, after mine came all the others came out red like the old ones.
cant imagine theyd use passports though, like you said theyd apparate. but i guess if they were muggleborn they would possibly have one? and having one muggle parent, travel wouldnt be as easy, so the family of wozards would probably have one so they could travel together
If I was a witch married to a muggle, I don't care how much I loved them - there is no way I'm going on a 9 hour flight if I don't have to. I'll meet them there 😂
I feel like he would have immediately tried to tell everyone and been obliviated and had aurors put on him to watch him 24/7
the real reason dominic cummings quit was because the ministry didnt want to deal with him anymore
The burrow fire is definitely the worst, the others are semi explainable. For instance beauxbatons and Durmstrang definitely come across as female and male schools respectively even though they aren’t.
The whole second half of the HBP film annoys me. Instead of messing around at the burrow they should’ve added a lot more of the Hogwarts fight between the teachers/order/DA and the death eaters. Considering the subject of these films is ‘magic’ we only get one cool duel in the entire 8 films, when we could’ve had a LOT.
true. And I wish the Gaunt family memory was shown
ALL the pensieve memories! Hepzibah!
The only part of the HBP movie I don’t hate is when Harry and Dumbledore go to get the Horcrux
No Peeves, Ludo, Winky and the kitchen, no spew, no st mungos, no harry kissing ginny when they won the cup, no dudley redemption
Also, snape was portrayed more as a mysterious anime character rather than the asshole he really was
tell me about it! Snape was so biased to the Gryffindors just because it used to be his school rivals' house. He constantly kept deducting their house points and I don't think we ever see him cut even 5 points from Slytherin in all the school years (despite Malfoy and gangs' constant bullying). He also had several angry outbursts which we didn't find in the films.
Ikr he was way too mysterious instead of being the miserable dickhead who “saw no difference” when Hermione got hit with a spell that enlarged her teeth
1. They removed the whole department of mysteries scene in order of the Phoenix
2. The final task of Triwizard Tournament felt really easy as compared to the books. No challenges that Harry faced was shown in the movie.
3. Voldemort had red eyes for God's sake not white.
4. No sorting hat song
5. Gaunt family story was not shown
6. Dumbledore's full back story was not revealed
7. Percy's storyline was completely ignored
8. Harry breaks the elder wand at the end of the movie, which was so wrong
9. The movie never explicitly mentions that Filch was a squib
10. Tonks and Remus having a baby, them making Harry Teddy's godfather was not even mentioned in the movie
And the list goes on......
Destroying the Elder Wand was one of the changes I agreed with. It made absolutely no sense for Harry to say if he were to die a natural death the power of the wand would die with him. The three before him who became the master of the wand didn’t kill the previous owner. So why would Harry who plans on becoming an Auror not realize that? He doesn’t have to be killed, just disarmed. The person doesn’t even have to curse him to become the new owner.
I mean in the cursed child (which I know it's cannon is debatable) Harry is disarmed by Delphini.. but then she is disarmed by Hermione. Sooo maybe Hermione is now the master?
That’s how it works, so yes.
I think destroying the Elder Wand was quite a better thing too. Harry's profession as an Auror certainly puts the threat of the Elder Wand going to the wrong hands on the table. But that scene after the Hogwarts battle, a lot of important convos take place then too. Harry should have atleast repaired his old Holly wand before snapping the Elder Wand in two. And going back to the tomb/grave of a deceased person and opening it seemed like a disrepectful thing to do too
Apparently Luke Newberry got cast as Teddy and was planned to appear in the epilogue so your tenth point kind of gets worse
I think in the movies Harry also sees Remus alongside with the other marauders in the forest, about to face Voldemort and he said something like "He will understand that his parents died for a good cause" or something like that. But it's such a little scene that I first didn't recognize that he was there.
The four of them: Harry's parents, Sirius and Remus, should have been next to Harry when Voldermort curses him Avada Kedavra too.
Surely, the list goes on and on.
I agree with all of your points
I didn’t like how the movies sort of downplayed Harry and Sirius’ relationship, and how Sirius was more calm and mature in the movies. His role was drastically reduced in GoF and OotP, and it’s hard to see why Harry felt he himself had to go “rescue” him. Plus, in the book, Dumbledore, McGonagall and Hagrid weren’t there for Harry to tell of the situation. In the movie it was only Dumbledore
>Cutting down the Marauders' backstory and nicknames.
This has always bugged me, if you never read the books you have no clue on how he knew how to use the map!
They never show Gryffindor winning the quidditch cup.
Not in book 3, 5 or 6. Given how important the sport is to Harry and the students, it’s appalling that they never show this in the films.
Charlie was never shown
incomplete Weasley family. Yes and the number of children being 7, it was important to show him in person once.
The boys' hairstyles! I know that long floppy hair on boys was popular, but it makes some of the films look incredibly dated now.
I didn't really like the Knight Bus with the shrunken head either, the weird breaking of the fourth wall.
And this isn't really a story change, and I understand the need for the exciting action-y bits in the film, but they cut out so many of the 'nice' scenes from the books, probably from the third film onwards. I felt you couldn't really understand why Harry felt like he was home and safe at Hogwarts because it just went from one drama to the next!
Yes, the dynamic of the golden trio was very truncated after the first film, I must say. Or maybe even then. It didn't show how the three balanced each other out but made Hermione perfect and Ron a whiny boy most of the time. Which was not the case.
The entire quidditch world cup.
The scene where the Weasleys pick up Harry for the quidditch world cup. It's one of my favorite scenes in the book and in the movie Harry just wakes up at the Burrow
4 and 6th were Dursley free movies, and we were left wondering why? Because both these included brilliant scenes. In the first case, Mr. Weasley's floo technique damaging the Dursleys' living room and the Twins' toffee enlarging Dudley's tongue.
In HBP, Dumbledore gives a piece of his mind to Petunia and Vernon.
Well. these would have been lovely to watch
Did you mean the howler Dumbledore sent to Petunia?
I that happened in the 5th book (I just started reading it again).
But yes, I'm also missing the scene in the 7th book where Dudley gave Harry his hand. It's a missing scene and I just can't see why it didn't make into the final version of the movie, it's such a wholesome scene..
Not including that Snape was the one to tell the dark lord the prophecy. So many times when I try to explain to people who have only seen the movies that Snape is vile they don't know that.
To add to that, I believe it was also left out that Snape only heard part of the prophecy, so voldemort had no clue Harry was destined to survive and ultimately vanquish voldy
The movie Snape was made more mysterious rather than show his bias towards Gryffindor and we don't see any of his angry outbursts either. The prophecy memory of Dumblore, with Trelawney and Snape in the Hog's head was very important too, to know that Snape somehow felt responsible for Lily's death for telling Tom Riddle the prophecy.
If not in the fifth, they could have included that scene in Snape's memories atleast, in the final film. Movie Snape is not given as many shades as the book one.
Also they literally took out peeves which made me mad since he was the funniest character
I hate how they removed the scene in OOTP where Harry and Dumbledore are in Dumbledore's office and Harry is thrashing stuff and shouting. I love that scene. We get to see how much all that's been going on affects him and how he's grieving because his Godfather died. That scene gives me chills every time.
The shoe lace scene. I mean why did u have to add that???
Changing Voldemort and Harry's duel at the end. I love that scene in the book when Harry's telling Voldemort the flaw in his plan. Again gives me chills.
The part when Harry yells at Umbridge and is sent to McGonagall and McGonagall says have a biscuit Potter.
Eh, most of these don't bother me.
But Ginny's character development? Where?
Not sure I got what you mean.
Ginny had no character development at all. Books or movies.
I feel like you didn't read books 5 and 6 then
Suddenly turning into a popular girl with a one sentence explanation is not character development.
What about her scenes with Harry in Book 5, like when she talks about being possessed by Tom. When she splits chocolate eggs with him in the library. When she joins the Quidditch team and takes over for him as Seeker. When we find out she's been sneaking her brothers' brooms since she was 9.
The books are all from Harry's perspective so she definitely evolves in the background, but it's still more than can be said about the movies
Edit: some words
That is not character development. Those examples are literally thrown in just to turn Ginny into Harry's love interest and make it feel like it didn't come out of nowhere (still did).
Ginny wasn't one of Harry's close friends till the fifth book. She was his best friend's shy little sister who's highly obvious crush on him made Harry only embarrassed and self-conscious. Harry spends most of his time with Ron and Hermione and only slowly Ginny lets her guard down and grows more confident with each book.
There is character development when she is the only one who can calm Harry's temper down in a few words, when his best friends also don't know how to handle the situation. Her character is developed slowly and consistently, which you won't find if you only rely in the films. It is like many of Rowling's cues between the lines. When Harry says they need to stop being together and focus on getting rid of Horcruxes, after Dumbledore's funeral, she reacts in a very mature way.
It is character development whether you agree or not. Ginny's character shows one of the biggest arcs from overcoming a childhood trauma and helplessness (Riddle's diary) in her very first year to mastering both Magical spells and Quidditch. If you expect her character to be more out there in terms of the number of lines, you won't get that because the story is from Harry's perspective in the end.
the books should have been a series
A lot of the pre-arriving at school stuff that they cut out upset me. Golbet of Fire has always been mt favorite book. They don't even get to school until almost a third of the way into the book. In the movie they're at school within like 10-15 minutes. It's a crime how much of the Wolrd Cup they cut out.
Basically any world building that was cut upset me. Even more so when they added stupid and unnecessary scenes like the dragon chase.
This is why I think they should make a good tv show series of Harry Potter, not the part where I said good. I think if they did a tv series of the books then they could fit all the little things that the movie left out, but it would need a good cast and a good directer. I think if done correctly it could be as good as the books.
Not to mention, totally leaving out garden gnomes!! Those things were apart of every wizards life like a bug and Luna Lovegood had to be the only one to mention it in the last movie during the tent party.
I honestly think reasons like these are why a new animated series would be better.
An animated series would not have the time constraints the movies did having to cut out a lot of the smaller details. We could theoretically see everything done as it was in the books fitting accurate descriptions of characters, settings and a story that actually follows all details from the books plot.
THE MEMORIES OF SNAPE AND THE GAUNTS IN HBP. That book was litteraly about those two things and they cut out most of them and kept showing over and over the same friggin Memory. That one pisses me off more than the others.
the way that prisoner of azkaban overall happens is completely different. comes to the same end point, but different ways to get there. such as the fire bolt coming at the end vs sirius mysteriously sending it during the school year
Another "Book good, movie bad" post. Haven't seen that in a while.
This this all of this!!!!
I 100% agree with all, except I actually did like the dragon chase scene in the movie I thought it was lots of fun. I’m really glad the director decided not to go with burning down the forest tho when I saw he almost did that.. would’ve been so dumb
Dumbledore’s funeral. Just cut that completely out. I remember reading it in high school and thinking of how awesome it’ll be portrayed into a movie. And then nothing.
Haven't read books but seen a lot of videos of people talking about it and I can definitely see why:
Why does Voldemort turn into ashes? In the books he drops dead like any human being, totally diminishing his stature as a being higher than humanity and reducing him to be kicked to the side while everyone celebrates, etc.
Him turning into ashes just continues his 'otherworldly' stature, which as a villain seems very, very cliche and dumbed down Hollywood script writing.
Totally agree why people are mad at this.
Changing the werewolf to being half-man, half-wolf when in the POA book it said there are only slight differences in the appearance of wolf vs werewolf (incidentally, they also changed Snape's question to him asking the difference between something and an animagus)
"He's just a boy!" McGonagall. I cringe every time. McGonagall is a tough old lady who'd never say that.
McGonagall's glasses! Square-shaped...where are they?
Not enough Dobby
My biggest complaints are the house-elves
the maze at the end of GOF
(of course, these are in addition to your complaints. I'm too lazy to read all the comments)
**1: No Andromeda and Ted Tonks**
Andromeda is Bellatrix and Narcissa's sister, she married a muggleborn Ted Tonks, this shows how being in a pure blood family doesn't mean ur pure blood supremacy
**2: The Barty Jr trial scene is messed up**
I like David Tennant as ten personally, but the tongue thing is so damn wrong and didn't tell anything about his backstory.
**3:The fire thing in the half blood prince**
why don't create the funeral scene instead
4. I actually really like that sequence. Shows off Harry’s flying ability and how terrifying the dragon is.
5. Also think the girls’ dresses were just fine as well, why do you think they’re ugly?
4. Yes it shows Harry flying skills, but the task was to get the egg from a nesting mother dragon. The mother dragon was very protective of her eggs. In the books, she keeps one of her limbs as a shield to the egg the whole time Harry's flying in the broom around her. Only towards the end, she lifts it to flap him or something. And that's when he dives and gets the golden egg.
That triwizard tournament was ministry-assured to be safe and guarded. In the book the dragon was also chained to the arena but the film showed it as breaking in between. And dragonologists were there in the event too, to handle if the situation gets out of hand. Surely, a dragon on the loose and breaking bits of the Hogwarts castle counts as going out of hand. But even if the films wanted to include some thrill, they could have made the act shorter atleast. Charlie, Ron's brother was there too, as a dragonologist. But wait, Charlie was not shown in any of the films either. Incomplete Weasley family. That was also one of the worst things that the films removed.
5. Well, the Patils were described as wearing really pretty robes. The ones in the film were weirdly color coordinated. Ask anyone who's familiar with lehengas and the book descriptions, I think they'd agree the film robes let them down a bit.
That is fair, the officials probably should have stepped in to help Harry, but I still like the scene even if doesn’t make complete sense.
The scene isn’t terrible, and I get why the did it that way, but the point of the book version is that the dragon was too protective of it eggs. It started to get up to chase Harry as a last resort. And in the movie, why was it clinging to the castle? Did it forget it could fly?
I wish they kept the part about Hermione shrinking her buckteeth
Voldemort's Thanos-split-esque death. He just dropped dead like a regular person. That's the whole meaning behind that scene.
Also, Ron would have never said "you have no family" to Harry, they added useless crap in HBP and left out a lot of Voldemort's background that makes him a deeper and more interesting villain, tried to turn Ron into nothing but the comical relief, Hermione into a Mary Sue and Harry into a bland golden boy with hero complex. Also, if you'll mention Lupin's son, maybe you should make the audience aware that the baby exists in the first place.
Edit: it was too scary to give Voldemort snake red eyes, but it's okay to make a snake come out of a dead woman's mouth?
The red eyes were omitted because the *actor* was uncomfortable and felt they were limiting his performance
I looked it up and couldn't find a reliable source, but yeah apparently they thought that red eyes made him too animalistic and therefore *less* scary rather than more, my bad. Not that it affected Ralph Fiennes' performance though.
I don't find the movies usually (which are designed to be like a specific book) as they are diffrent from the book and dialougs (sorry for spelling mistake) are at diffrent locations😒
I'm reading through for the first time, just got done HBP. After having watched the movies multiple times, I am constantly annoyed with how much amazing stuff they kept out of the movies. I understand there are time restrictions and everything, but it's wild that books-long storylines are completely ignored.
Ginny's character might be the most egregious, IMO. Might be because I just finished HBP where it was a big point, but the growth of Ginny and her relationship development with Harry are completely nonexistent in the movies.
They really messed up with Harry and Ginny's first kiss. Along with almost all of HBP but the deletion of that scene is crazy cause it's one of the best moments of the book imo. They really messed up that whole romance in the movies.
God, it is so weird how they totally skip the marauders map names and then use them on the next movie.
Movie Half-Blood Prince was absolutely massacred of so many great scenes, characterizations, dialogs, and some characters who didn't even appear. In the book we see Ginny being more on the spotlight for the first time but in the movie her character and his chemistry with Harry is hardly there. Not to mention Snape's vow chapter being robbed of so many important dialogs...
Only thing is the character going blond was the actor not the movie
I hate that they entirely removed a lot of scenes for some movies.
Goblet of Fire - Other champions’ tasks
Order of the Phoenix - Starts with Harry in a park, not a Hydrangea bush.
Deathly Hallows - Harry goes into Ravenclaw Tower, but doesn’t in the movie.
And many more...
Also, in POA he finds out WAY TOO EASILY that Sirius is his godfather.
And in GOF Book, Dobby gives him the gillyweed, but Neville gives it to him in the movie.
Do you know how much money these movies made?
Winning the quidditch trophy in the 3rd book, its a hugely important scene and moment as its the, first time they ever win and its woods last ever chance
If all the beaux batons students are girls where do the French men learn magic? Just doesn't make sense. And same for durmstrang.
What about Remus & Harry’s argument in deathly hollows? I thought that was a great argument/conversation that really showed some of Remus’ true colors
like. everything dealing with quidditch in book/movie 5
Not showing the actual Quidditch World Cup.
Why do people care about the marauders and their backstory so much. Like I get that from a movie-only standpoint there’s a continuity issue but otherwise I honestly couldn’t care less that it wasn’t in the movies. It would have really set back the plot (doesn’t mean I love the movies though)
Edit: I watched the movies first and didn’t really have a problem with the names not coming back only thing that changed was that I thought “Messirs Moony Wormtail Padfoot and Prongs” were just another name like “Bertie Bott” or something
What ever the fuck that hug was in the prisoner of askaban
I actually think the Patil twins looked very pretty.It was nice to see them in ghaghras,despite the color being slightly gaudy! It felt kinda awesome to see a pair of Indian girls wearing Indian outfits in a book set in the western world.
I agree completely with points 8 and 9(abt hermione and ginny) and i hate how they did ron so bad in the films. Having said that I LOVE the movies. Yes,they had their bad moments,but on thr whole they're so magical and satisfying imo.Some of the really funny moments in the films aren't there in the books,and to a large extent they got the intent and soul of the books. Admitted, they could've done a better job.Even if they remake it into a series, I'd still kinda prefer the old movies lol.
That's true, Even I Love the movie despite all their flaws. As I said, they make some really beautiful moments come to life and help visualise a lot of things. I sometimes only wish they were longer, I would have never mind.
Yes it was nice to see the Patils were lehengas but the thing is they do so in the books too, and their dress didn't seem as dressy like the others' but gaudy and the colour also didn't fit the occasion. They should have kept it different colours for the two girls atleast, and not colour cordinated!
I think it’s because they put Padma in Gryffindor. They’re always together the Patil twins in the movie. Compared to the book, they don’t have different personalities. Also notice they wear the same casual clothes. So it’s no surprise why they wore the same dress colours.
I thought the dresses were pretty but too plain, not glamorous enough in terms of fabric for a ball. The colours didn’t bother me. I thought the colour combination of orange and pink were popular in India, am I wrong? It would have been amazing if they had given Parvati, a shocking pink lehenga in a different fabric and the same but in bright turquoise for Padma with gold jewellery.
But minor characters don’t get the same treatment in movies as they do in the books. In movies the main and secondary characters are much more important.
My daughter is 8, even she's annoyed by number 1, she tells me at least once a week it's not right.
I learned recently that Emma Watson didn't want to continue with the HP franchise after the third movie because she was tired of having to dye her hair brown (she's naturally a dark blonde) and not having any control over her hairstyles. So, to keep her filming the remainder of the series, they gave her more control over Hermoine's hair which is probably a lot closer to her real hair.
she doesn’t have dark blonde hair
100000000000% book for everything you said and more
I hate that they downplayed Harry's relationship with Molly in the movies. They clearly have a mother/son bond throughout the books. It was like Molly was just his best friend's annoying mom.
However, the scene with Molly and Bellatrix was pretty much perfect. It was exactly how I pictured Molly defending her only daughter.
Didn't ever make Ginny the badass she is in the books, and did not include the build up to Hinny at all.
Completly overhauling the Crouch families’ story and destroying the msytery
The battle of hogwarts is the first on my list. I was so disappointed seeing Bella and Voldemort’s deaths. They’re people, people don’t evaporate.
My list is not in any particular order. And it is not an exhaustive list. I wanted others to say more and facilitate a discussion. If one goes on subjectively pointing the changes, it would take more than a day
Makes sense, I was just waiting to see what I think is the biggest and worst changes the movies made. I like this list tho. I might be color blind because I didn’t even notice number 6
Edit: looking back I see how my original comment comes off, sorry that wasn’t my intention.
The "Harry, did ya put ya name in the goblet of fire!?!?" is over dramatic