Do you hate harry potter too or is it just me?

India
May 26, 2007 3:50am CST
I hope I'm not alone on this.I know a couple of people who hate harry potter too.Its something totally not real and something i just cant digest. I'm not much of a reader,so I'm not sure about the books.But i sure find the movies obnoxious.I dont know if I'm right or wrong on this cuz its just what i feel and i wish I'm right.lol. So how about you,what your viewpoint on this?
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
27 May 07
Of course it's not real, it's fiction, it's not suppose to be real. If you want reality go watch a documentary. This series is awesome and you know, it got a lot of kids reading again, which is something kids don't do enough of these days. So I think HP is a blessing in more then one way.
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• India
27 May 07
Maybe for the kids hun.Certainly not for us.I hope you understand that i never meant to hurt your feelings on this and i'd appreciate it if you could go slow in responding or commenting.Thanks for responding anyhow.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
27 May 07
But there are a lot of books and movies out there geared towards kids and yet I don't see people getting all in uproar about that. I don't see people complaining about A Tale of two Orphans or The Neverending Story (now there was some rotten acting), nevertheless a good story and movie. I don't have a problem with you don't liking it, that is your good right, I just think it's wrong the way you condemn it based on your dislike.
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• India
27 May 07
does that mean that i cant say that i dont like something that you like much?
• India
26 May 07
You REALLY hate Harry Potter?! i think you are the ONLY person i know who does! anyway everybody has their likes and dislikes so i cant say much on that. The movies are a bit different from the books. Actually if you read Harry Pottr with 'idea' that you will end up learning magic, spells, etc you will find it boring ofcourse. harry and his friends and all the relationships in the book are just like in the human world there is loyality, friendsip, love, school life traumas etc only the happen to be wizards and witches! its the 'magic' of relationships and the way JK Rwling writes that keeps people hooked rather than magic per se :)
• India
27 May 07
hey who's the she here? Check out my profile before you decide. And ano i'm not the only one who hates potter.Trust me.
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• India
27 May 07
not exactly.Its just feeling of not left alone.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
27 May 07
Well i dont really pay much attention on harry potter but that doesnt mean i reach the extend to hate it , sometimes you will be the lose out if you hate something yea .
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• India
27 May 07
thanks for the advice sir.I'll think of it.
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• United States
27 May 07
The books are ok at best but the movies are just down right awful. The acting is so bad I want to rip my ears off every time I hear someone talk. The CG in the movies is ok, but its no Lord of the Rings or PoTC. Harry Poter is a movie for kids, that is my view. Maybe if I was 8 years old I would like it. They need to stop trying to make the movie for adults and just keep it for the kids...
• India
27 May 07
LMAO.I guess you hate the movies more than i do.lol.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
27 May 07
Well I personally enjoy the Harry Potter movies and books. I have since I first started to read them. That being said though they aren't for everyone. Not all books are for everyone. We all have the right to our own choices and view point. I know many who love certain books or movies and I cannot stand them. That is my choice and view point. We are allowed to have differing opinions on such things. That's what makes us all unique and that makes the world far more interesting.
• India
27 May 07
yeah thats true.
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• United States
26 May 07
I know what you mean about boring! I tried to watch a Harry Potter movie last night with my kid, and I almost fell asleep on the couch. Boring! I disliked the first one and barely made it through the first half of the second one, before I conveniently "misplaced" the dvd. I love the special effects though. Lots of money went into those. But, i hate the "special" names that they use for everything. And, have you noticed how Harry has "matured" over the past three movies. He's way too old to be playing a kid...so I'm guessing that they're just pretending he's in high school, which makes more sense. And, is th entire movie series about that one wizard that tried to kill him when he was a baby? I wish the writer had thought to be more original. And, I have an issue with the funny words they use. I wish I were a kid so I could enjoy the movies. But, I'm not.
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• India
27 May 07
Thats very true.It is boring and the thing about you going off to sleep in your couch was funny.lol.
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• India
26 May 07
NO,NO,NO! There is no way a person can hate Harry Potter.I simply love him.And more in the form of Daniel Radcliffe!I think the character is a mix of normal emotions as well as a strong will power.I think he is a real character with a magical twist.Both reading and watching him is very enjoying!
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• India
27 May 07
enjoying? Sorry to say this but i find it annoying.
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@xkaraix (596)
• Australia
26 May 07
I don't know if I hate Harry Potter I just can't get into it. It just seems so boring. However, I've never read the books so maybe I'd like it more if I read the books instead of watching the movies.
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• India
26 May 07
thats the point.Its boring and faky and thats what i hate about it.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
27 May 07
I just read some of your other discussions and wait a minute here. You like saw? Like that movie is so based on reality and there is nithing fake about that? I guess those people really do die and it's all real blood and bla bla. Oh yes and prison break, now there is a touch of reality. NOT Get over yourself will you? I think this is just a feeble attempt to get in the top discussions, which judging by one of your other posts, seems to be your constant goal.
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• India
27 May 07
you can stay out of this if you want to.I got nothing against you.I'm just gonna say it once.Stop stalking me.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
27 May 07
Ok, first I was gonna say "yeah, it's just you" but then I read other responses and I realized that's lots of other who don't seem to like Harry Potter. Well, I believe in live and let live and so I guess in this one, we'll just agree to disagree, because well, I do like the Potter movies and the Potter books. But I like the movies more, I guess I'm more of a visual person then. I guess I like the creativity of the story and just the whole mystical and fantastical world of Harry Potter, you gotta admit, it is pretty creative, and well, it's just nice to have these stories, that speak of different worlds or different things that don't really exist in life, but that we can still enjoy and just be entertained by. I really enjoy the movies, and makes me wish I was at Hogwarts too, magic does seem fun. Although I know that magic does exist in real life, but not the fun Harry Potter type of magic, more of a darker side. I guess it's just another good piece of fiction, like lord of the rings or matrix. Now I know that those are completely different stories, but it all comes down to fiction and entertainment. So, if you don't like it, you don't like it. We all can't have the same tastes. The world would be so boring then.
• India
27 May 07
Your absolutely right on that one.Guess i've gotta start admitting that.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
27 May 07
yeah, man, our differences make us interesting.
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• India
27 May 07
lol.i guess.
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
26 May 07
Hello friend, You are the first person I've heard verbalize that they don't like Harry Potter, which of course is totally your choice. But love him or not, the writings of JK Rowlings - being the Harry Potter and friends adventures has done more for literacy in the world than English teachers - no disrespect intended there. The first book started an amazing wave that saw children young and old reading books. It also showed how children young and old (by old I'm talking adults) were seriously missing a good hit of fantasia. Perhaps it helped people get out of their humdrum serious boring lives and hide themselves in a different world that was full of fun and mystery and magic. We could all do with some magic from time to time.
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• India
26 May 07
I understand when you say that we could do with some magic but yes only when that magic is for real not when they are some meaningless spells which actually do nothing at all.
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@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
26 May 07
Do you mean there are real spells that really work?
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• India
26 May 07
hell yeah! what so you think the wiccans and the pagans do.Or atleast they claim that they work.
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• India
27 May 07
I do hate Harry Potter too. Kids are wasting a lot of time on it, instead of concentrating on studies. I hate it mostly because, it is too fictious and fiction isn't to my liking. There is a threshold limit for everything. Sorry to the Potter fans. If you still like him, then you are wasting your precious time. I hope you realize the truth in my statement (to all Potter fans). No offense. And definitely the movies suck. The actors are hopeless !!!
• India
27 May 07
Thanks for sticking up Mr.Hitman. lol. you're absolutely right about that.
@Riptide (2761)
• United States
27 May 07
Anytime children read, it's not a waste of time.Children this day and age don't read enough, so if that series gets them reading, then it's a good thing not a bad thing. How am I wasting my time, because I like something you don't?
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• India
27 May 07
your totally right about children reading books.It is necessary.
@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
27 May 07
Most of the movies 'cept..uh, Goblet of fire..have been okay. I liked 'em fine. Goblet of fire was aggravating, 'cause they cut out ALOT from the books. And made less sense than it would've. As movies go, it did okay on the scale of terrible to great from movies based off of books. Movies rarely do books, graphic novels..etc any justice. These movies came close..but not a hundred percent, which may explain it some. I suppose they're just one of those kinds of movies where they should just be enjoyed as is..for the pretty pictures and occasionally funny wit. And that's it. For me..the movies are too simple. Like a simplified version of the books, less rich in detail..but ah well. You know..they COULD'VE done like..three hour and up movies, like Lord of the Rings. They are calling the Harry Potters the next big fantasy series anyway. *grumbles*
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• India
27 May 07
next big fantasy series? jeez thats bad news.
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• United States
27 May 07
o_O I should warn you that a load of people hate C.S. Lewis' Narnia series when it came out, and likewise for Tolkien too. Alot of the works which are considered classics in fantasy now, the 'greats'..they were severely hated by some once. Harry Potter is probably just fortunate to live in the age of entertainment.
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• India
27 May 07
oh thats something i was unaware.Glad you told me.
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
26 May 07
I know several people who hate Harry Potter. It seems to me that people who are realists and don't like fantasy are the ones that don't like him. I happen to like the books. A lot of books don't translate well into movies. I like imagining the characters, and once you see the movie it is hard to imagine anyone else in the roll.
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• India
27 May 07
So i'm guessing the movie is bad.
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
27 May 07
No, the movies aren't bad really its just that I read the books first and I didn't like the movies as well.
• India
27 May 07
lol.well you should wait for the movie then.
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
I feel that everyone has a choice for their own opinion and I respect everyone of those who don't like Harry Potter. As for me, I do enjoy the books but not so much of the movies. They've adapted alot of scenes in the movie and it's not as good if you read the books.. Well, I'm a fan of fantasy. So I enjoyed Lord of the ring to.. Of course the movie is fake, but it's all fiction like most other movies too.. I guess most of you aren't into fantasy, thus disliking Harry Potter.. But it's ok.. I'm not offended. It's just a story.. ;)
• India
26 May 07
I'm sorry for being so harsh.I just realized that i should've been smoother.
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• Malaysia
26 May 07
everyone is entitled to their own opinion. i have no problem with u expressing what you don't like.. that's what makes you your own person.. if for some reason you've read the book or watched the movie and still hate it,well that's entirely up to you. some people just have to realize that dissing other people for what they like or don't like, is inappropriate. after all, this is a discussion and not about people taking side.. =) cheers~~!
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• India
27 May 07
thats so sweet.It feels much better.
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@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
26 May 07
i also find it boring and i also can't understand it's story one reason to that is i don't like fake things like magic and black magic in the movies.
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• India
26 May 07
yeah me too.
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@craz2max (254)
• United States
27 May 07
I've got a question for you guys. In several comments you mention things being fake. Does that mean you don't like any fiction, sci-fi, or for that matter any movies? Movies are fake. They are made up from somebodies mind. Even movies based on real life are fake. I don't mean to ridicule you but I am ginuinely confused.
• India
27 May 07
to be honest, i hate fiction based and sci fi movies.
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@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
26 May 07
i dont hate him, but im not really a fan, i have seen his first movie i think it was and just wasnt interested. its not really my thing i dont think. just couldnt get into it. and im not a reader either so i cant get into his books
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• India
27 May 07
i agree that its boring.in fact way boring.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
27 May 07
I like the movies a lot but I agree that the books are a whole lot better. Maybe if the opening poster would take up reading, he would be surrpised how much fun the books are.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I don't like it too, and most of the times i get furious everytime they compare this crap to LOTR. Geez! If they would just simply watch Lord of the Rings, it is much mature and different in stories. HP is more on dumb magics and spell-casting, while LOTR have good castings than magic and spell-casting(?)LoL No, seriously, LOTR is about human eagerness versus a much powerful entity. And I guess the casting also made a good contribution on making LOTR much enjoyable to watch, less magic with great story and scenic locations!;)
• India
26 May 07
well i've never heard so much about the LOTR.It was something new.Thanks for the news.
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• India
27 May 07
yeah just realized that.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 May 07
You are then in a minority group if you hate HP. I love both HP series and also the movies, though the last one did not do justice to the novel. I think the series is a lot of fun, fantasy and magic and takes you out of the pains of today's world for the moments when you are engaged in the book. Cheers! Ram
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• India
26 May 07
well i don't regret to be part of the minority that believes in sense.Just kidding,i appreciate what you said.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
26 May 07
yup. atleast when watching movies, no matter what the story is about, we drift into another world while watching it. being in the movie itself and feeling everything about it. that way, we can relax and leave this unfair world for awhile.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
26 May 07
I can't say I hate Harry Potter, but I really don't understand why it's so popular. To me it just seems boring and I quite frankly just refuse to read the books. Now, I have watched some of the movies and while they were entertaining, they certainly weren't anything special. I prefer the Lord of the Rings movies over the Harry Potter movies and they still annoy me (big fan of the LotR books, don't like the changes Peter Jackson made).
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• India
26 May 07
yeah i have to admit that its boring.
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• India
27 May 07
oh i should probably.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
27 May 07
Actually, I think that was the point. Harry Potter is a work of fiction, so none of it is expected to be real. I don't exactly understand what you mean by "real". Were you expecting the events to be real, or were you expecting them to use real Wiccan or witchcraft spells? As for the movies - they're no where near as good as the books. I was happy with 1 and 2, but after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban they all went downhill. The books, however, while they too have disappointed me in some areas, are still very entertaining. Overall, I like the Harry Potter series. Despite the fact that it's target is young adults, it's really a good book for all ages, as long as you like fantasy.
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• India
27 May 07
The point is i hate fiction on the whole.Maybe i should have started something like "Do you hate fiction too or is it just me?"
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