The books or the movies?

Philippines
August 28, 2009 7:16am CST
From Book 1 to 7, all Harry Potter books were already made into movies (uhm, the first installation of the last book will be released next year)and since the first time it was released fans has been going gaga over it. But which do you really like best? The book or the movie? and which book or movie is your most favorite? Me? I prefer the books than the movies. Just love how it makes my imagination works. And my favorite books are the HP 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7---in that order.=)
7 responses
• India
28 Aug 09
Even I prefer the books over movies.Actually I love watching the movie afterreading the book so I can figure out how my imagination is really pictured in the movie. I like the books HP 1,3,7 best :)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
the only problem with reading the book first is that, you get carried away by your imagination and you tend to expect a lot from the movies. So when you finally get to see it, you often get disappointed.
• India
28 Aug 09
Exactly right. This just happens with any movie we see after we read the book. I just saw angels and demons after the book. And it was way too dissapointing to say the least.
@jombbi (105)
• India
29 Aug 09
well for me it was the 5th movie when i actually got intersted in harry potter book. and also that was so irritating to see that u know nothing abt THE BOY WHO LIVED. yaa!!!!!! THAT'S right the movie shows only feww incidents no details at all. ofcourse they can't. but after reading the first one i cldn't resist and within next 2 weeks all the parts were already over and the best one was HALF BLOOD PRINCE AND DEATHLY HALLOWS.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Definitely books. The movies took out some of my favorite parts such as Harry finally winning the Quittage Cup. I think as always the books give you more detail, and I'm a detail person.
• Philippines
29 Aug 09
IMHO, the books and the movie adaptations of the Harry Potter series are of different tiers and shouldn't be compared to each other. For one, the movie is just an adaptation, and if you're the type that expects *everything* in the book to be translated into "real-life" then you're really in for a disappointment. Each have their own merits in terms of their entertainment value; the books provide clarity and detail, the movies for thematic generalizations (i.e. focused only on 2 or three aspects of the original story.) Since I'm more of a book person, the novels rock my boat more than the movies.
@raj_ka (431)
• India
28 Aug 09
I first saw movie and then read the books.I liked almost all the versions but though the characters in the movie are good the making of movies is not up to expectation.I like the movie Chamber of Secrets and the first part.
@cloudi (330)
28 Aug 09
I like the books more. When reading the books you can imagine what everything looks like but with the movie you are basically being told that this is what Hogwarts looks like and this is how names are pronounced. My favorite book was HP 3. The movie was also good for that one but the book was great.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
28 Aug 09
The books of course the movies were good but to me the movies were nothing like the books
@magickat (382)
28 Aug 09
Although the movies are very good, you simply cannot beat the books. there is so much more in them and letting your imagination create the characters etc for you is so much more rewarding. My favourite of the films is the Prisoner of Azkaban, but my favourite book is the Goblet of Fire. I've yet to see the latest movie so can't comment on that yet, but The Half Blood Prince book was one of my least favourite in the series.