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Old October 22nd, 2005, 7:10 am
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i think it would be better if:
a) the actors could act
b) dumbledore could look -yes just LOOK- a bit of the wise old wizard i ahd pictured
c)if he could chuck the hat
and d) if the makers would actually READ the the books. i would gladly lend them my books!!
What is with people on this site reading my mind? Gosh... Christmas is coming up. We could send them all box sets for gifts...


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 7:52 am
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The movies will never be exactly like the books, as they do not have enough time... As such, I do wish they would include the more important scenes, however, I am not the director, for some reason, and until Peter Jackson agrees to do these films, I see no deviation from the current trend with the movies... They are movies, go enjoy them...
Of course, Peter Jackson was 100% faithful to the Lord of the Rings books now wasn't he...


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 7:56 am
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Lord of the Rings was cool, but its hardly the gold standard.


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 8:32 am
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See GOF Costume Design Woes. Shudder.
Don't get me started on the toggles.

My biggest peeve is adding in really long extra scenes when they could have cut them and had more stuff from the book eg. when Harry rides Buckbeak over the lake. They could have cut/shortened it and added marauders back story. I suspect I will find the same thing with the first task in GOF.

Also Dumbledore's beard. That tie is really irritating.


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 2:13 pm
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i think it would be better if:
a) the actors could act
b) dumbledore could look -yes just LOOK- a bit of the wise old wizard i ahd pictured
c)if he could chuck the hat
and d) if the makers would actually READ the the books. i would gladly lend them my books!!
hmm.... *wonders if they have actually read the books* ummm nope!


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 2:47 pm
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Well.. of course the movies would change the book in some way because no one wants what was EXACTLY from the book.. It would be to boring.. thats what makes the harry potter movies its own unique movie.. but.. i have to say.. the acting could be better.. thats about it.. the rest is good.. the length, graphics, story..


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Old October 23rd, 2005, 7:17 am
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Of course, Peter Jackson was 100% faithful to the Lord of the Rings books now wasn't he...
Never said he did mate, but he did a lot better than Colombus and Cuaron did...


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Old October 23rd, 2005, 9:03 pm
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No. 1 the first two movies are no where near the quality of the third (why), no offence to the child actors but they should have had a two month training camp or something but in PoA it much improved
No. 2 I do not like the new Dumbledore. I liked Richard Harris protrayal of Dumbldore than Michael Gambdon.
No. 3 Ron whines to much!!!!!!!!!!

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Old October 23rd, 2005, 9:44 pm
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I think, there should be two different versions of every movie made, that was based on a book. One for the masses (ie: the type that Cuaron Columbus, Newell made), and one that is perfectly matched to the book, for people like us, who read the books. M-hm!


But, I hate Cliche's in movies.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 8:45 am
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I agree with you, but you don't have to be so hard on the actors cause they're doing the best they can.. And once you get used to them, They're not that bad at acting..
Well, if that's the best that they can do they're bad actors. The thing that stands out in my mind is PoA and the Shrieking Shack. Harry is in Hogsmead (Shack in background) and Dan's giving this melodramatic monologue about being ready for "him." I remember thinking hmmm that was a bit lame and over done. It was a bit more of temper tantrum Harry than it was resolution Harry. If that makes any sense. So Other times he seems to be Keannu Reeves or the tin-man from the Wizard of Oz, where you're like "Dude, can we get a bit more emotion." I guess crappy acting is my pet peeve.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 10:07 am
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I hate the fact that they're trying to do things more dramatic and 'spectacular' than they're in the books, because it doesn't even work. Like changing the patronus from cute silver stag chasing the dementors away to a weird force field visible from miles away.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 2:32 pm
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ok what do i hate, well theres the whole missing things out changing them around thing. Missing out whole sub-plots, the fact that harrys eyes arn't green. The fact that in POA the dementores were flying and they had teeth thats right people teeth.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 3:01 pm
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I wanted to see a de-gnoming of the garden in CoS, I know it's not crucial but I just love that bit, I obviously have a picture of the gnomes in my mind but I wanted to see them. That's what I love about the films the visual aspect, seeing what everyone looks like that's why it's frustrating when pople are left out.

I think they should have done like LOTR and made extra long versions, then the people who want everything can see it and people happy with 2 1/2 hour long films don't have to moan that they are too long. Personally I could sit through 4 hours of Harry Potter if it meant de-gnoming of the garden, peeves, The Deathday Party, Ludo Bagman etc etc etc.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 3:34 pm
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I wanted to see a de-gnoming of the garden in CoS, I know it's not crucial but I just love that bit, I obviously have a picture of the gnomes in my mind but I wanted to see them. That's what I love about the films the visual aspect, seeing what everyone looks like that's why it's frustrating when pople are left out.

I think they should have done like LOTR and made extra long versions, then the people who want everything can see it and people happy with 2 1/2 hour long films don't have to moan that they are too long. Personally I could sit through 4 hours of Harry Potter if it meant de-gnoming of the garden, peeves, The Deathday Party, Ludo Bagman etc etc etc.
That would be SO nice.
I know they cutted Bill out of the GoF, and I would just LOVE to see just the one little moment when Fleur looks for the first time at him. Awww
And I would love to have SPEW, I know they cut that out too.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 8:13 pm
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I don't like it when the movies change the little things that don't really matter and that only the most obsessive fans like me notice. I just hate to see anything about Harry Potter changed, even if it's in the interest of shortening the movie and making things mesh better.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 8:52 pm
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I have so many that it'll take a day to write it all down. My biggest peeve is Super!Hermione and propping of Hermione. TIIC seemed to have this belief that she's the star of the series, heck they might as well rename it as Hermione Granger and the...


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Old October 24th, 2005, 9:10 pm
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Harry's got brown hair in GoF... I hate that.


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Old October 24th, 2005, 10:55 pm
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Ok let me introduce to you all, this little phrase I like to use:
ďIN MY OPINIONĒ meet everyone in the forum!!!!
Seriously you people should start using it. Just because YOU donít like the way some of the actors act, doesnít mean they cant! Thatís your opinion. In my opinion most of the cast is superb, especially the trio.

Pet peeves? Well I feel like the first two movies were to childish, of course they would be, considering they were clearly directed towards children, I'm very happy PoA and GoF didnít follow that.
It also bothered me that they didnít explain the marauders story in PoA, but it clearly isnít necessary. I feel like the that people that made PoA, made it for the ppl that had read the books. They didnít just make the whole book all over again, they showed it to us from a different perspective and I think Alfonso did awesome work at that (thatís my opinion at least)


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Old October 24th, 2005, 10:56 pm
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ok i dont agree with the bad acting part i actually think they are pretty good but...
the whole taking out things that are important i swear! my dad doesnt really read books but he loves movies so every time i complain about how bad the movies are hes "like they are never going to be just like the books" well i know they arent gunna be just like the books but come on you could at;est get the major plot points in there. like in the third movie the whole thing about nnot explaining the mauraderes par that was just bad.
things that REALLY bother me are:
*the new dumbledore he just doesnt fit the part he's like a hippie and that hat just HAS to go!
*hiw in the 4th movie they are cutting out so many major charecters(i.g. no house elves or bill or charlie HELLO these charecters are very importnat )
it seems to me that each movie gets less and less like the books. the 1st 2 they cut out minor details add afew things here and there the 3rd movie they ut out subplots and add really corny lines in and then the 4th movie theyre just chopping up the book taking out major charecters and everything!!!
it feels great to finally have people that agree with me on the films


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Old October 24th, 2005, 11:54 pm
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I loved the 1st film and i think it was the best adaptation the book although looking at the trailer for GoF that looks excellent. I think think the acting in the 3rd movie isnt brillant but they do enough to portray their characters.ok my pet peeves are 1: No Peeves, he would have been hilarious and they could have used him for humerous moments instead of giving characters 1 liners to break tension 2:The rearranging of Hogwarts in PoA and also the quiddich pitch in CoS 3: No quiddich final in PoA 4: No Explaination of the mauraders and who they were that they made the map 5: Harry's crying in PoA, worst bit of acting in the 3 films in my opinion 6: New Dumbledore, i loved Richard Harris(RIP) as Dumbledore and they should of at least kept his style of clothing and talking the same instead of the hip new character of Micheal Gambon. thats all i can think of at the moment. I still love all the films, my favourite being the 1st film, simply because its stayed faithful to the book moreso than CoS and PoA but thats just my opinion. Love, Peace and Chicken Grease



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