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Note that this thread is particular about talk of the movies
, not the books - unless you are like me and want to point out comparisons and "mistakes" the movies have made.
Well, do you like the Harry Potter movies? ...I don't. The first two were good. The third one was less so, because that's where the decay started for me. They opted more for awesome special effects they could create with CGI or similar, rather than do a movie-telling of the books.
Yes, it's a different medium from the book, so the way of telling things is different, but I am also referring to the movies flat out cutting vital things out
. For example, in the fourth movie - and book - Voldemort returns. Testimony of how this was achieved was given by the Death Eater who brought Harry to Voldemort over the course of the year. Later, the book reveals that said Death Eater was kissed by a Dementor, so is now worse off than simply dead and cannot give testimony in an official court, proving that Voldemort is back. The movie? Flat out cuts this out. According to the movie, the Death Eater is in Azkaban, perfectly okay. Nothing prevents him from saying "I did this and that and also this to help my master's resurrection, he is back and will murder again!" Which completely removes any shred of proper proof for the fifth movie that gives a good reason why the entire magical population thinks Harry is a delusional liar.
And when I saw the trailers for movie six, The Half Blood Prince, that showed Tom Riddle Jr to be a chubby little brat compared to the handsome young boy he was in the book... I kind of gave up on watching the movies. I might watch them eventually, just to nitpick all the things they screwed up... but given what I've read on the differences, the last two movies are... pretty incomprehensible, unless you've read the book.