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PostSubject: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:57 am

I was super excited for this movie to come out, but I can home disappointed. I really don't like this movie at all because I feel it leaves out important plot development. Not to mention Harry/Ginny's relationship. I may be a bit bias, Hermione is my favorite character after all, and life just really sucks for her, but did anyone else not like it?
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:03 am

I love the first two movies, but I feel like they started to go waaaaaay down hill after POA. Especially in OoP/HPB, it seems. I dunno, I just feel like Chris Columbus was the only good director the movies had. :/ All in all, I've come to the conclusion that if I want to enjoy the movies, I have to look at them as that - movies. If I try and compare them to the books, I'll just get angry. And you won't like me when I'm angry. alien <--- closest thing to the Hulk I could get. x]

All kidding aside, though, the movies have really just gone downhill. And that saddens me greatly.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:12 am

I feel the exact same way. I only watch 1-2, and sometimes 4 as a guilty pleasure. I loved Chris Columbus as a director. I get really pissed when I watch OOTP and HBP, which my family doesn't understand, but I do think from a movie perspective, they have great special effects and good acting. I actually loved the casting in HBP, with Lavender and Cormac, and I think Emma did great acting as Hermione, although, the plot was screwed. I just hope that DH is AMAZINGGGG, its my favorite, and it will hopefully make up for the lack of super-mega-foxy-awesome-hot movies in the series.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:16 am

Yeah, if DH isn't epic, I suspect that the director and writers will be hunted down by us AWs. But that's just my theory. Very Happy

The trailer looks very promising. However, so did the trailer for HBP... -_-
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:14 am

oh my rowling, finally someone that agrees with me! Everyone I talk to who likes the books if they don't love the movies at least like the last ones best, but I only like the first two, I can't stand the other movies, POA isn't as bad as the other ones excluding the scene where Daniel can't act -- "He killed them! He was their best friend and he betrayed them!"

The Half Blood Prince was in the same boat as the other movies that I didn't like. My friend and I were sitting in the back row just saying "that can't do this! How could they do this?!?!?!?" Based on the trailers I had thought it would be good but nope... it came out just like I thought it would have. Terrible.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:54 am

I fully agree. The first two are good but from there they only get worse. Bad acting aside, I feel like they made far too many mistakes in half blood prince. The one that really gets me is Dumbledore apparating inside of Hogwarts. Also the fact that is was far too romantic based. Harry and Ginny don't even get together until they win the quidditch match (by the way is anyone else upset that there are no longer any games shown in the movies?), but the movie was all romantic based and cut out most of the action. I was highly disappointed.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:27 pm

I liked Half-Blood Prince, but only for the humor. Plot wise, not so much. Half-Blood Prince was supposed to be one of the darkest movies. I was frustrated at the end. I was looking forward to seeing the Gaunts and such, but they weren't even in it :/ I don't even want to get started on Order of the Phoenix. With that said, I hope DH lives up to the book. If it doesn't, I'll be really annoyed.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:19 pm

For me, HBP was extremely disappointing. I was looking forward to Dumbledore's Funeral, the Gaunts, and everything that seemed to be cut from the movie. It focused too much on relationships and not what the book was about. One of the main points of the book was horcruxes, and in the movie, it just seemed to be something on the side. I don't know how they're going to explain the horcruxes and how Harry knows so much about them in DH, when it wasn't shown in HBP.

In the other movies, did anyone notice Dobby was replaced by Neville? Neville gave Harry the gillyweed and found the Room of Requirement instead of Dobby.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:25 pm

HBP was a real disappointment. They left out all my favorite scenes, like the Battle with the Death Eaters at Hogwarts, Dumbledore's funeral. The 6th book was really dark, and action packed, but they based it more off relationships, and cheesy comedy. I was really upset about how the ruined Harry/Ginny's relationship in the movie, with cutting out there super-cute first kiss, and throwing in this stupid kiss where Ginny says "If you want, we can keep that a secret too.." DH better make up for the screw ups the movies had made.
PS. I really miss Quidditch in the movies also, and its sad, because there is no Quiddich in DH. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:26 pm

I think the thing that upset me the most with HBP was definitely that they left out Dumbledore's funeral. That's just not cool man. And they burned down the Burrow! That just made me angry. All I can say is that it better have been rebuilt somehow, given that its the Safehouse at the beginning of DH.

The Harry/Ginny relationship in HBP was also not up to par, in my opinion. I like her character so much more in the books than in the movies (though, I admit that I liked the fact that she could get a whole team of rowdy Quidditch players in line just by saying, "Shut it!" x]). On that note, I'm extremely annoyed that Quidditch got phased out. That's one of my favorite parts about the books, and I loved watching the games in the movies. Sigh. Probably cause Quidditch is the only sport I understand in anyway, but anywho.

I was also looking forward to the Gaunts and learning about the first few Horcruxes. I really don't know what went through the director's head while making that movie. -_-
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:30 pm

Ever since Chris Columbus stopped directing them, the movies have gone downhill. It's a shame. The movies are getting worse. Take burning down the Burrow. That wasn't ANYWHERE in any of the books, so why do that? Too many scenes were cut, and just...ugh. DH better live up to my expectations.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:44 pm

I just fast foreword during the burning Burrow scene, which my family don't understand. I hate when they add in stupid scenes that have no point to them. They could've added a scene that actually mattered. Like more about the Horcruxs, or Dumbledore's Funeral, which was one of the most moving parts in HBP for me. There gunna have to do A LOT of explaining to do in DH. I still have to explain tons of stuff to my family, because they can't follow the plot line in the movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:47 pm

I got lucky in that my mother (the only person who watches the movies besides me) has read the books, so I don't have to explain anything. But we do sit and complain about the movie, which confuses everyone else in our house, so I guess some explanation is owed to them at some point... lol. But yet, the Burrow burning was utterly pointless and stupid, and succeeded in nothing but upsetting a lot of fans of the books.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:20 pm

The thing that caught my attention most about HBP was that the first few chapters took up only about 2 minutes in the movie and that in the book Harry uses his Invisibility Cloak countless times and the movie only once.

But even though I know they can't have the movie EXACTLY word-for-word as the books, and that a single scene in a movie could take up 7 pages in the book, I felt this movie didn't exactly do the book justice.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:44 am

Sadly, that's how most movies are. Its a depressing fact... but one we have to live with. That being said, I state what I've said before: the first two were the best. 'Nuff said.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:20 am

I think what happened with HBP is that they spent too much time on the relationships. They decided to choose the wrong points to skip through or elaborate on.

It didn't do a good job setting up for DH. It's not like the relationships are going to even matter in DH because they won't even be at Hogwarts anymore. In DH they're going to have to do a LOT of explaining about the horcruxes. In HBP I don't think it was very clear.

I also didn't like what they did to Harry/Ginny's relationship. How they were supposed to get together was how Ron and Lavender did.

Once again, I think they just chose the wrong things to cut. It seemed as if the horcruxes was a side plot- not one of the main ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:38 pm

I couldn't agree more. The HBP movie just made me facepalm the whole time. -_- My only ray of hope for DH is that since its in two parts, they will put everything in there. Granted, that's a high hope, but I can dream, right?

And personally, I just can't stand Lavender. I mean, I know she's supposed to be annoying... but I think she played the part too well. Anyone else, or am I the only one? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:37 pm

I agree with the whole Lavender thing. I think they casted her good, but she over did it the part. Maybe if she wasn't as melodramatic and if her emotions weren't over the top she would have been somewhat bearable.

I was also thoroughly upset that there was no battle at Hogwarts with the Death Eaters. I think I read somewhere that they didn't want to have to repeat a battle at Hogwarts (HBP and then in DH2). Regardless, it was upsetting. They just ran around in the Great Hall and smashed some dishes.

The burning Burrow scene was probably added so there would be some action. However, it was a completely pointless and fruitless attempt. Maybe it was so they could add some action without disturbing the plot- the seemingly nonexistent one- in the move.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:12 pm

Yea they just definitely cut out the wrong things, they didn't really explain anything for the last 2 movies. I talked to some people who hadn't read the books and they were just completely confused about the whole movie and they had no idea what had actually happened, a lot of people didn't even understand where the half-blood prince thing came in.


But yea Lavender definitely over-did her part. I think most of the actors in the movies can't act very well personally, but that's besides the point >.<
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:06 pm

That's what I heard too, about people who haven't read the books were confused. Someone in my family (either my mom or an aunt) has read the series, but it was a while since they read it when HBP came out. Even they were a little confused. OOTP and HBP did absolutely no justice for the books.

I agree with the bad acting. I personally think they can't portray strong emotions well.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:21 pm

I agree. I mean I've never like Lavender either, but it was just too much even for her character. The whole romance thing was realy starting to bug me. They put so much of it in that they had to cut out major plot scenes which is why so many people were confused. Maybe if they showed all the memories of Tom Riddle it would have been easier to understand but they didn't.
What bugged me even more was the fact that they messed up so many facts. Like the fact you can't apparate inside of hogwarts or the fact that drinking Felix Felicis doesn't make you, as me and my friend, dorkybookworm, like to put it , a very drunk, high, five year old.
Sorry for the ranting it's just I get highly upset that they did not do HBP justice. I was realy bad after seeing the movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:10 pm

Ya, HBP was pretty bad. I forced some of my non-Harry Potter loving friends to come see it. They were completely lost (but that could have been because they were talking and laughing the whole time and not really watching it).

Maybe they were too worried about getting people who wouldn't normally see Harry Potter to come spend money on the movie and decided to make it more appealing to them. Maybe they thought they'd get a better crowd this way, knowing HP fans would come anyway. I dunno, that was just an idea. It could be completely incorrect.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:42 pm

I don't think their acting is that terrible (though it has its moments where I admit, I cringe a bit).

And I'd heard the same thing about why they took out the battle in HBP; I still think its utter Hippogriff dung, myself. Razz Cause, if they were worried about that taking away from the mega battle in DH2 (note - TWO. The battles would've been separated by a movie. Another reason they're dumb), they should've just looked at the Lord of the Rings movies. All three of those had pretty serious battles in them, and they did just fine (IMO).

And the amount of romance annoyed me as well. I understand that Ron and Lavender where all over each other a lot in HBP (the book) but it was a bit ridiculous.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:00 pm

Oh, I love the movie, don't get me wrong, but nobody will watch it with me. No one at all. And there's a reason for that- I have an annoying habit of pointing out all plot changes and screaming at the TV when they get something wrong that I really loved in the books. I just can't help it- the books mean so much to me.

The big things especially bothered me- I mean, burning down the Burrow? Skipping the big battle at the end? Skipping the whole big talk with the two ministers at the beginning?

I know and recognize reasons for all these things, but it still really upsets me. I mean, I can just picture the director thinking about the burning of the Burrow-

"Hey, I know what we'll do! We'll burn down the Burrow! Sure, it'll causing gaping holes in the plot of the next film, and it doesn't stick to the books, and it replaces the original action in the books, but it'll be less expensive in the books, and I think Molly Weasley really needs more pain. Oh, I just had an amazing idea! Let's run with the camera through a field! You may not be able to see anything, and it'll be kind of strange, but it'll really show how much Harry and Ginny care for each other, because we haven't shown that yet thus far. And it'll be interpretive! Viewers can picture themselves in that field... it can symbolize their own fears and emotions... and we'll put in Bellatrix, because she's awesome like that, but she won't do anything cool like kill off Ginny, she'll just run through the field, taunting Harry until he ends up on a random island. Everyone will get out okay, though, as unlikely as it seems, and nobody'll be caught in the burning rubble of the house. I'm not even going to think about Hermes, Pig, Hedwig, Ginny's pygmy puff, or Hermione and the Weasley's cats... Oh wait, we left out the pygmy puff altogether, anyways, so, awesome!"
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:15 pm

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You're so awesome. xD

And I know how you feel. I tend to rant a lot, and some people even think I'm too picky about it. EXAMPLE. At the end of the movie, when Snape kills Dumbledore, the flash that comes from his wand is blue, not green like its supposed to be in the books. That bothers the crap out of me. Some people (and by some people, I mean the person who thinks I'm too picky) think that spells can change hue depending on the person and their emotions. But I don't think that's the case. I could be wrong. Thoughts?
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