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I recently watched Harry Potter, and i have to say, they did a pretty good job with it. They included a fair bit of info from the book, and the ending battle was pretty good, but they did not catch anyone. does anyone have any complaints about the movie, meaning anything they wanted done differently, or anything they really liked about it, or just want to share their feelings about the movie?

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The one thing I hated about the movie was it's corny ending, I did like the movie other wise


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I hated the movie. They left out so many sub-plots that come into play later on. They left out a few things at the end as well.

I give the movie a 4/10. :?

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Well I thought the movie was pretty good, the only thing that ticks me off is they keep having Neville doing things Dobby did in the book. Also there slowly getting rid of qudditch in the movies also.

Did they even mention that Ron and Hermonie were prefects?


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They didn't mention them being Prefects. And you did bring up a point; Dobby was the one who recommended the Room of Requirements, not Neville.

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It was the best movie so far, but I was a little ticked at how much they had to cut out.


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I know. I mean, Harry and friends captured several death eaters in their battle, including LUCIUS MALFOY. That was so funny, especially since Draco's rep is now ruined, as his father is now a willing follower of Voldemort. That really comes into play later.

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i saw it and it was pretty good but they change the story because they want to keep it new and interesting


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"They change the story because they want to keep it new and interesting"

Um, no. They change the story due to time restrictions, and in doing so cut out major sub-plots. And Glasmadu, Lucius Malfoy always was a willing follower of Voldemort.

They left out the part where Harry and Company were fighting as well.

Bleh, to be honest I thought the Goblet of Fire movie was better.

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In the book, Black's mom played a good role, but she wasn't in the movie. :? I saw it with two of my female friends. :mrgreen:

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It was pretty good


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I enjoyed the movie, but yes, the ending was a bit of a let-down. Then again, the movies are just based on the books, so it was kind of fitting.

What I honestly disliked was Snape's memory reduced to a 30 seconds long take. That annoyed me. I loved the Wesley twins departure, though.

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What I honestly disliked was Snape's memory reduced to a 30 seconds long take. .


Well they had to show it at some point and I thought it took just the right amount of time to do the scene,since it is very important.


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The Order Of The Phoenix is the worst Harry Potter movie, thus far.
I was disappointed at how they really under-dramatized Sirius Black's death.


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Nemesis wrote:
The Order Of The Phoenix is the worst Harry Potter movie, thus far.
I was disappointed at how they really under-dramatized Sirius Black's death.


I know no drama with Sirius.


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Latios wrote:
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What I honestly disliked was Snape's memory reduced to a 30 seconds long take. .


Well they had to show it at some point and I thought it took just the right amount of time to do the scene,since it is very important.


That's exactly the point. I'm disappointed that it consisted of basically a cameo in the movie, while in the book it is a whole chapter. It should definetly be longer than that, because it is indeed important, to clarify why Snape hates Harry/James so much and even to better understand the character's nature and background.

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*warning spoilers*

I thought the film was quite good, if you assume that it was not related to the books. As a piece of film-making, it was decent. Nice special-effects, good acting, suspense.

If you go by how accurate it was to the books, it gets a D. They skip large, important parts of the book, switch up peoples' roles and they completely underplayed
Fred and George's escape from Hogwarts. In the books they do a lot more than just set off a few fireworks.

Overall, I give the film an 8/10. VERY watchable, which is the most important issue.

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Everyone, you're slightly giving away spoiliers..I haven't even seen it yet, but I'm going today...

I do agree about the Dobby/Neville parts, and just saying to Sentinel, the Goblet of Fire movie was the worst in my opinion....If they did all the story plots in the GoF, it would have been like 5 hours long...meaning a LOT was left out....


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VERY watchable, which is the most important issue.


Not if they actually want to follow the Harry Potter story, they're going to have to change so much of the end at this rate. I can't imagine what the last 2 films are going to be like, I don't remember how thick the 6th book is but even though the 7th, (to my memory), isn't the longest, I seriously doubt they're going to manage to fit a lot of important information in and will, most probably, ruin the effects the book has.

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They didn't mention them being Prefects. And you did bring up a point; Dobby was the one who recommended the Room of Requirements, not Neville.


Don't read the end of this paragraph if you haven't read/finished the 7th book, in case it ruins one part for you:
The Prefect thing was annoying, as was, once again, no Dobby. (Has it been mentioned in any of the films that Hermione started S.P.E.W?) I know nothing about Winky has been said. It's like in the 4th film, when Neville gets the supply for Harry to breathe under water but Dobby gets it in the book. I wonder if they'll even show his involvement/what happens to him in the final book in the 7th film?
"Oh no, Dobby's dead!"
"What, who the hec is Dobby?!"

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I recently read that they're trying to find someone to play the character Lavender Brown, though I'm sure she's had speaking parts, (even if they have been minor), in every book. In the film it's going to be like this random girl has popped out of no where 'n' doesn't know them but becomes Ron's girlfriend.

I don't think Quidditch played any role at all in this movie, did it?

The acting was great - by the guy who plays Snape; most of the adults; some of the teenagers like the girl who plays Hermione; the girl who plays Luna; the one that plays Ginny was fine from what I could see - but we don't get to see as much of Ginny as I think is necessary for the build-up of Harry and Ginny's relationship, (that, too, is going to seem like it's stemmed from no where) - Ron/Fred/George were all right too... But the boy who plays Harry Potter ruins it for me. Although his acting has improved and this is probably my favourite H.P. movie so far, he still doesn't really pull it off. I don't feel he expresses Harry's emotions very well; he's just too calm.

The special effects are better than they were in the previous films, in my opinion, but they still aren't as good as they should be.

It makes me laugh that Harry didn't appear to be in much pain from his dreams/visions - I can just see how they'll do the part in The Halfblood Prince where Harry makes Draco Malfoy's chest burst open, (using a spell), and Malfoy bleeds a lot: I imagine there to be a short cut and the smallest amount of blood *shakes head*.

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CharmedJoey wrote:
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VERY watchable, which is the most important issue.

Not if they actually want to follow the Harry Potter story, they're going to have to change so much of the end at this rate. I can't imagine what the last 2 films are going to be like, I don't remember how thick the 6th book is but even though the 7th, (to my memory), isn't the longest, I seriously doubt they're going to manage to fit a lot of important information in and will, most probably, ruin the effects the book has.

In my opinion, watchability is more important for a film than faithfullness to the book. I actually didn't mind the first bit of Fellowship of the Ring (book form) where they do all that crap in the Shire with Tom Bombadil, but I accept it'd be a pretty dull movie. "lulz, lets look at more countryside for three hours!"

Remember, the directors have to make these films *pretty* short if they want to get any sort of profit out of their target audience. 10 year olds probably aren't going to enjoy a four hour long film.

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I think the lasts books are too 'dark' for 10 year olds, (to be made into films, at least). Like I said, how the hec are they going to do the Draco Malfoy part, for one?

I get that they have to make films watchable and shorten books to films so we aren't all sat there for 3 hours plus, but these films have to be "loyal" to the books, otherwise it's like a different story :S - obviously not everything, just the important things, but in Harry Potter, almost all the information is important for the end. Therefore, I don't think they'll be able to do it particularly well, (because, to me, they haven't so far and there's much more information to come).

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I LOVE Harry Potter and the many adventures he gets at Hogwarts and all that etc, and from Azkaban onwards the movies have been spectacular, and Order of the Phoenix is no different. Alright, so the pace may have been a bit slower than Goblet of Fire - so what? iirc the only criticism many critics had for GoF was that everything seemed to zoooooooom by in a blink of an eye. OotP did a GREAT job in cutting down the book (which was the weakest book by far of the Harry Potter series), and I loved that the film people were clever enough to use Cho as the one who let down Harry, the film still worked out as well. Radcliffe is improving as an actor (i'll give credit where it's due, at least he's not walking about staring into the camera no more) but still Ron (whoever acts him I don't care :o) I think outshines him in every scene they are together.

I'll be interested to see how they're going to do Half- Blood Prince because that was the most boooooring book I ever read. Really, it was UGH, almost worse than the "I hate my teacher" plot in the 5th. Seventh movie will be gold.

umm by the way to every one who thinks that the 6th and 7th movies are going to be horrible and waaay different to the books, I think the directors and whatnot have already taken these things into account when deciding what to cut and what to include. Now that the series have been completed, I would actually argue its makes their job a lot EASIER, as they don't have to guess what scenes are important for the final two movies. Don't forget that Rowling too gives her opinion on the movies (or, at least, reads the script) so I wouldn't worry too much.

I wanna see a HP sitcom just like Sabrina though :( maybe after the movies.

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DragonPhoenix wrote:
I wanna see a HP sitcom just like Sabrina though :( maybe after the movies.

NO, NO, NO, NO AND NO. NEIN, NON, NO.

Spin-off shows of big movies = [fail]

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DragonPhoenix wrote:
umm by the way to every one who thinks that the 6th and 7th movies are going to be horrible and waaay different to the books, I think the directors and whatnot have already taken these things into account when deciding what to cut and what to include. Now that the series have been completed, I would actually argue its makes their job a lot EASIER, as they don't have to guess what scenes are important for the final two movies. Don't forget that Rowling too gives her opinion on the movies (or, at least, reads the script) so I wouldn't worry too much.


I have to disagree. I think she might be getting too lost in the fame and ideas of the films. I'm sure almost every part of the 7th book is important and all links together so I can't imagine even J.K. cutting it down well (but here's hoping).

I didn't like them using Cho as the one who supposedly turns them in to Umbridge because they made it look as if she'd done so because of the truth potion but we never saw Harry/Ron/Hermione, etc, apologize for not speaking to her.

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Agreed.

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hated the ending =/
i would rate it like a 5/10
i don't think they put enough info from the book for the ending

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