How many of u recommend reading harry potter before watching it??

India
July 27, 2007 5:25am CST
Hi everyone, I have heard many times from my friends that one must read harry potter book before watching its movie. Well I haven't read all books of harry potter before watching them, then also enjoyed them!!! Whats yours say??
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
27 Jul 07
I feel if you read the book before watching the film, you can understand the scene in it's entire background. No movie is made just like the book with all incidents and dialogues. So reading book before watching the movie is certainly good. More over when you read the book, you visualise the scene. When you see it on movie, it is a great fun.
@dfollin (11885)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Harry Potter - Ron,Hermione and Harry.
You defintly are visualizing the scene when you read the Harry Potter books.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
It is definitely a must to read the book first before watching the movie version because it will be difficult to fully understand the movie version.
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I think the best thing to do is Watch the movies... THEN read the books. I've found the movies to be disappointing and leave some things out that seem to be important to you if you read the books. I think if you watched it first... you wouldn't be so disappointed when reading the book...and it'd be a lot more rewarding.
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@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
30 Jul 07
I think Harry Potter's a series (In book and movie) where you need to do one and not the other. I found when reading the books, I was a little disappointed when I saw the movie because there's so much they left out. I know you can only fit so much but there were a lot of crucial parts in a lot of these movies, especially the 5th one. Where they missed half of the book. They get worse as they go. Still absolutely amazingly done the movies are, but still a lot is missing and you get let down. If you're gonna do both, read the books before watching the movie. Then you understand what you're missing in the movie.
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@Nibrasia (15)
• Sweden
30 Jul 07
Yes, i recommend reading the books before watching the movies. You get a much better idea of the whole plot and ju wont get lost while watching. Enjoy you reading :)
@jaichen (142)
• Philippines
29 Jul 07
it is better to read the book first, you can understand the story better and you will be able to know the different hidden scenes... i love reading the book, it takes me to places and i love imagining the things.. that way, you can compare the scenes in your mind and the scenes in the movie, you will be able to rate the movie too.. :D happy reading
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@Shaun72 (15970)
• Palatka, Florida
29 Jul 07
I think that it is better to read the book first before seeing the movie the book has so much more in it then the movie does.
• Sweden
28 Jul 07
I would say it's better to see the movie before you read the book. As a general rule, you're more likely to get disappointed if you do that. Especially if the movie turns out to have used nothing but names and certain themes (like with League of Extraordinary Gentlemen).
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
I would highly recommend everyone to read the books first before you're gonna watch them in the movie. It is much more understood if it is in that case. Not all events are shown in the movie though it has a very good special effects. I just got disappointed (a bit only)to the latest movie of Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix because it is really far from the book. I still liked it anyway.;)
@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
Hi ankitshukla1! :) I am glad that you enjoyed watching Harry Potter even if you hadn't read all the books. Well, reading the book first will help you understand what certain spells are all about, who are the other significant characters that were not shown in the movies, and other small, yet needed details.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
I think in all book s that have been turned into movies it is always recommended to read the book first before watching the movie, it will make you appreciate the movie more and understand the minor sidelights and even major ones than if you've never read the books. I really suggest that you read the book first before you watch the movie. And with all the hoopla that surrounds the book/movie Harry Potter, it is always good to know all sides and sidelights of the whole picture don't you think?
@vinzen (1001)
• India
27 Jul 07
I would not recommend reading the books before watching the movies, and incase you have already read the book, then don't watch the movie, as most of the time, the things in the movies or books will vary, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth. We expect the next scene to be what we have read or seen, and it turns out to be something different. And it really doesnt matter much, as incase you are a movie fan, just simply enjoy the movie, and if youre fond of reading then leave the movie aside.
• India
27 Jul 07
Well i would Definitly recomend the book before the movie. its not thet u wouldnt follow the story, its that the book is somuch more explanatory than the movie. the level of detail is much higher.
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@devdevil (90)
• India
27 Jul 07
i kno its good 2 read the book and watch the movie.. but i would advise u 2 watch the movie and then read the book.. by doing that u will enjoy the movie as u shud b enjoying it.. and the excitement level will not drop.. as u wont be knowing what is going 2 happen.. if u have read the book u are aware of what is going 2 happen next and u seem lose interest... or tend 2 expect more from the movie as u had expected it 2.. if it doesnt come up to your expectations it gives the you the feeling that the movie is not that good or something like that..
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• India
27 Jul 07
yes...after reading the books,its better to watch movies..
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I am not sure if it is a good idea or not but I haven't read the books yet, but I have seen the movies. I will read the books afterwards.