I’ve only started the Harry Potter series. Before reading the first book I had never seen any of the movies, read any of the books or really heard anything about them, as I wasn’t a fan and tended to walk away from any conversation regarding them.
I’ve just finished the 3rd book. The way it goes is after I finish a book I watch the movie.
Excellent Book. Wouldn’t expect anything less.
Disappointing movie. Too short, too much cut out, not enough detail and corny stuff added.
IF YOU’VE NOT READ THE BOOK AND DON’T WANT PARTS RUINED, DON’T READ AHEAD!
I understand, I really do, that it’s impossible to make the entire book a move that isn’t 17 hours long. And as each book gets longer, I understand that certain things will be cut out. But, seriously. The first 2 movies did a
brilliant job of pace and background information. I think the 3rd failed at that.
One thing I was very impressed with were the visual effects. The hippogriff was excellent and the dementors were really cool. The Lupin turning into the warewolf was done well and Scabbers into Peter was too.
But, this is my blog, thus my opinion. So here’s what I hated.
- It was far too rushed. I would rather have a 3 hour long movie than for it to be so rushed.
- Not enough back story (for example, how much Harry hated Aunt Marge…she was supposed to have stayed a week and treated him poorly until he finally blew up)
- We didn’t get the real fear of Black
- Quidditch was SO not a big deal, the director was more interested in showing the location/greenery. We didn’t even meet the new chaser, the pretty Asian girl that Harry likes.
- I thought the talking shrunken heads were pointless
- I didn’t like some of the blatant “budding romance” crap
- Cheesy stuff like, Harry and Hermione laughing at Ron after they came back in the hospital room after they went back in time.
- I thought Hogsmead could have really been played up more.
- Ron didn’t even get the small owl at the end.
Just to name a few. Anyhow, it’s a good thing I am reading the books. I thoroughly enjoy all the details in them. I like to see how they adapt the books into movies, I just hope the ones that follow do a better job of sticking to the book’s timeline.