Hey! Since we’re entering september and that means Hogwarts is starting and letters are being delivered I figured out, why not go with the flow and write a post about Harry Potter? After all, I love talking about Harry Potter and I found some cool illustrations to go with so I decided to do Harry Potter differences that make you want to say “the books were better.”
- “Your mother’s eyes”
I totally get why this would be different though. Daniel Radcliffe was kind of allergic to the contact lenses. So I really don’t have any issue with this, I just wanted to show you guys the cool drawing.
2. Neville in general.
Neville is my favorite Harry Potter character (Well, I’m always between him and Lupin but I always say it’s him) His characterisation in the movies weren’t that bad. I mean, put him next to Ginny, he got it pretty good. Of course there were some things that I wish we could have seen but I’ll talk about it below.
3. Ginny Weasley.
Oh man, Ginny’s characterisation was so bad! I always feel bad because people hate on movie Ginny and on Bonnie Wright saying that she didn’t do it right. In my opinion the ones to blame here are the director and scriptwriter. Either they didn’t read the books or they just forgot all about her and decided to create their own version of the character.
In the books she’s so funny, sassy, brilliant and brave while in the movies I always picture her as shy, silent and quiet. Where’s the Ginny that dated boys? The one who was fierce in quidditch and fun to be around?
3. Neville who?
So because Neville is my favorite character this kinda bothered me, it was like completely erasing one of the things that made Neville important to the story. I don’t remember very much but I think they mentioned it once? Or not? I don’t know.
4. More erasing for Neville
This one, in my opinion, is one of the worst. It was one of the reasons that made me love Neville and they completely ignore it?!
5. More of Dobby
Dobby being employed at Hogwarts by Dumbledore was not a thing in the movies apparently. I think in the books his death has more meaning that in the movie were he just appears to die on the next minute, literally. If I hadn’t read the books I think I wouldn’t have cried. (I didn’t cry really but a lot of people did)
6. Hermione’s characterisation.
The whole S.P.E.W thing gave a lot of characterisation to Hermione. I think I got to know her more and the kind of person she was for this. While in the books things like S.P.E.W or constantly doing homework and studying (or maybe being a little judgy) made Harry and Ron roll their eyes at her I think that in the movies she was shown as some kind of perfect Mary Sue.
7. Harry and the Half-Blood Prince mystery.
I was never really that interested in this mystery because from the moment I grabbed this book I was 99% sure the Half-Blood Prince was Snape. In the movies they didn’t pay that much attention to it either.
Everyone hates this, I hate this, my dog who can’t even read hates this probably. Dumbledore asked him CALMLY!!! I bet Richard Harris would have done it right.
9. Silver hand
I don’t really have a comment for this, he.
Peeves was the type of character I would have love to see in the movies but wouldn’t complain if it wasn’t. What I mean is that he should have been but I understand why they didn’t put him. Ghosts in general were kind of forgotten in the movies. What about Nearly Headless Nick’s party the kids attended? It was really creepy and interesting to read about it and I think a scene would have been really cool.
So I think they’re a lot more. One can’t always expect a perfect adaptation and in general I think the Harry Potter one’s were pretty good (except the last one, not that one) Think about it, we could have had some distorted adaptation like The Scorch Trials, I would have cried. So I’m thankful.
Hope you enjoyed as much as I did writing it, see ya!