Who hates Harry Potter?

By Tesa
United States
February 11, 2007 6:12pm CST
Personally, I love the Harry Potter film series. I haven't read the books yet, but plan to after the films are all released. I think the stories are fun, inventive and have great characters. I love the look and tone of the films and think the actors do a great job, as well as the directors. But who here hates the books and the films? If so, why? Or, are there those who like the books and hate the films, or vice versa?
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7 responses
12 Feb 07
I loved the first four books, because they were innovative and interesting and unheard of. More or less. The new ones are just becoming rubbish... It looks like JK Rowling is trying to throw in as much random stuff as she can, and it makes no sense. Plus, I'm growing to hate Harry's chracter more and more, because -- it must be said -- he's dumb. I'm a fervent preacher of books over films. Of all the books I've read that have been adapted into films, I've always been disappointed by the film. The book always has more information. And I love reading. I love having a book in my hands, the feel of the pages, the scent it has. It's so much nicer to spend a day in bed reading an exciting book! In this view, the Harry Potter films are terrible. The first one is very exciting with the Quidditch match, but none of it is like I had imagined it. And things are changing slowly... Now they don't wear uniforms anymore, which is the epitone of silly, because it was highly insisted on in the books. To mention the last film, they had to cut so much out that it made very little sense and had lost all purpose/point. Finally, although there are some absolute mascots for the adult actors (for example: Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris), the children are just terrible. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are pathetic actors, especially in the Goblet of Fire (note, the scene when Hermione gets scared and cowers into Ron's arms, or is it Harry's?). I've been told that a Radcliffe (Daniel's mother) is part of the casting crew... It hasn't been confirmed, but it would explain a lot of things.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I agree with you that the last film was poorly edited and directed. You'd think by now, with the huge following the films alone have that they'd realize a 4-hour Harry Potter (with Chris Columbus at the helm) would have done better than a 2.5-to-3-hour one that left out important things, such as who won the friggin' tournament!? :P However, having said all that, I still found it entertaining. Not as much as the others, but certainly moreso than films like Lord of the Rings. I never read a book before seeing the movie of it, if I can help it. No film will ever match one's imagination, so it's not worth the letdown. There are only two films in the history of cinema, IMO, that were just as good as the books they came from (they deleted the right things, so that you didn't miss them): To Kill a Mockingbird and The Godfather.
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@forjosie (1547)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 07
my hubby has hate harry potter he said that a silly movie...:( I loved Harry Potter...:D:D:D
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
12 Feb 07
I never liked the Harry Potter films and I have no intention to read the books.. sorry but it's just not for me, i was unable to watch the films and switched channels when they are on TV, I do like other fantasy/magic movies but just didn't like this one..
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I haven't read any of the books and I wouldn't call myself a fan of the series, but I did like the first movie. I hadn't planned to watch it but when it started with Harry's plight as an orphan it sucked me in. It has the same gothic appeal as Oliver Twist or Jane Eyre. The other movies I watched some of, but didn't find them as compelling. They are very well done visually with great characters and actors. I loved the moving staircase and living portraits at the school.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
i don't hate harry potter but i really don't like the movies or books. it's not interesting to me and i'm not into that sort of thing. i saw one of the movies but i thought it was all a joke. it was just sorcery and magic in a school not how i portray it. such as the ancient indian sorcery and magic. the actors didn't do a bad job or anything. i think the actors did a good job in portraying their parts as they were meant to be in the book. as i have heard they have many similarities unlike some books and movies. it's just not me that's all
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I liked the books better because it has wider scope than the movies. The Harry Potter movies have left out some of the details that are supposed to help you understand the sequels more. It doesn't show the development of the characters as it does in jkr's books. It would have been better if the movies (Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire) were made into 3-4 hours in length.
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
i love harry potter!..i loove to listen to there language!...i love immitating the british accent!...it is one way of improving my english and listening skills!...listening to them is not just a learning but also entertaining!...i watched all the movies of harry potter!...it's the only story im following of!...
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