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Harry Potter Rocks!

regdog

Moderator
Staff member
I love the books and read Goblet of Fore so many times the spine disintegrated and my book fell apart.
I'm not as big a fan of the movies as the books. The first two movies were well done and good adaptations.
Goblet of Fire, was a terrible adaptation. The second Deathly Hallows movie was very good though.
 

ViTALiTY

New Member
Is there such a difference really?

I really enjoyed the movies, I really really did, all of them. The environment of the school is absolutely amazing.

I wonder if the books can give a better view of the whole environment, the story, the suspense and, in some parts, the horror and the gore.
 

regdog

Moderator
Staff member
In my opinion the books are much better than the movies. They tell a richer more complete story. The movies pick aspects and parts of the books to focus on whereas the books put you in Hogwarts and Privet Drive as an observer.
 

sparkchaser

Administrator and Stuntman
Staff member
Has there ever been a case where the book was better than the movie? I don't mean movie tie-ins.
 

regdog

Moderator
Staff member
Harry Potter, and as much as I enjoyed the Outlander mini series, I thought the book was better because as with the Potter books,
it tells a fuller richer story.
 

rehanshi

New Member
I really enjoyed the movies, I really really did, all of them. The environment of the school is absolutely amazing.
 
I totally agree that all of the 'Harry Potter' books were fantastically written. J.K. Rowling as a way with words, images, character development, and sheer imagination that is beautiful and thoroughly energizing to read. She is one of my many writing inspirations. She knows how to weave the world of the wizards/witches and that of the Muggles without sounding condescending toward either world. She gives every character importance, whether they are meant to be viewed as heroes, villains, or even a combination of the two. I can't speak highly enough of the 'Harry Potter' series, most especially the seventh one, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'. The way she tied together all loose ends (not that there were many, as she was so good at doing this throughout each novel) is something to be applauded. I left that series fully satisfied, yet wishing it wasn't over.

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datchristy

New Member
My biggest problem with the movies is that Ginny Weasley is portrayed terribly. In the books, she grows into a hilarious, confident person where in the movies, I almost feel awkward about every scene with Bonnie Wright. I don't know if this is about directed, but there were a ton of different directors so... Anyway, Harry Potter is so good. I think I could go on forever about things that I really like about it, so I'm going stop now.
 

Melissa Abraham

New Member
I find books are generally better than the movie versions, but as far as adaptations go I think they did a pretty good job with Harry Potter. They had some of the characters exactly how I imagined them. I thought Luna, Bellatrix, and Umbridge were all cast perfectly!
 

Idun

Member
That's a bold confession :) I've read them when an adult and I've skipped pages - it's a book for children after all and I lost interest or got frustrated with simplifications and language (here, though, I must say that I've read a translation, not an original). And the books got more boring with length. I skipped the one but last (Half-Blood Prince, I think) and never felt a need for coming back to that. I doesn't have aspects that would be enjoyable for an adult - like, say, Winnie the Pooh - though I do admire the author's imagination.
 

Book Worm

New Member
That's a bold confession :) I've read them when an adult and I've skipped pages - it's a book for children after all and I lost interest or got frustrated with simplifications and language (here, though, I must say that I've read a translation, not an original). And the books got more boring with length. I skipped the one but last (Half-Blood Prince, I think) and never felt a need for coming back to that. I doesn't have aspects that would be enjoyable for an adult - like, say, Winnie the Pooh - though I do admire the author's imagination.
Yes, I agree with you. I can say with great assurity that I will not be reading any Harry Potter books in the future; to be irrevocably honest, I do not enjoy the films either.
I'm afraid this is about taste and what my tastes are in literature may not be another's.
For the Harry Potter lovers here, why do you like the books? What makes them readable to you? Is there any negative points?
 
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