August 31st, 2007
|06:15 pm - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|
Wow. The movie was way better than the book. Now I have to go back and read the book.
1. What's the nerdiest thing you've ever done in the name of Harry Potter?
Read the books one chapter at a time for months.
2. How many people have you peer-pressured into reading the series?
Many, although admittedly most of them were reading already.
3. What's the biggest misconception non-HP have about the series and/or fandom?
That Voldemort is always the villain. He is, but he's not the only one.
4. What is your favorite piece of HP merchandise?
5. Do you think the HP fandom will still be strong 10 years from now?
Yes. Star Trek and Star Wars and LOTR are. There's no reason to believe HP won't be.
|Date:||August 31st, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)|| |
I have not seen a HP movie that I liked better than the book. The movies, especially "Chamber of Secrets", omit some crucial details and blithely change others.
|Date:||September 1st, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Can't have 10 hour movies, sadly~!
Movie vs book shortcuts that I didn't mind
=>Cho being forced into spilling the beans on the DA via PolyJuice. Chang is pretty early in list of alphabetical list and I so can see the new headmistress going in alphabetical order.
=>Snape's explanation of the Dark Lord during the occulmency lesson, ~ much better than the book's version.
=>The whole DA doing "cutting" lines.
Movie vs book shortcuts that I did mind
=> No Mundugess. Which mean no Mrs. Filch chewing him out.
=> Tonks not getting to show off her personality.
=> The missing Mrs. Weasley scenes such as the one we see the boggart turn into dead versions of all her loved ones. Would have help to show the the dread that all of the "adults" are having, since they lived through these times before.
Sir Micheal Gambon is the worst Dumbledore. The only goodthing is about him in the HP:OTP is that he appears very little. There are so many more English actors (living that would be better).
I actually thought the movie sucked. I thought it was slow paced, dragging..missing in all charm and character. I thought if they had used the scenes as they happened (or closer to) in the book they would have been more visually interesting and much more exciting.
I did NOT like having Cho as the snitch. Makes harry look like he has horrible taste in women and paints him as even more of a fool in his personal relationships.
Honestly, I don't remember much of that movie. I found it dull and forgettable. Which is a shame, because the book was one of my favorites.
The less I see of this guy playing Dumbledore, the happier I'll be. He's just awful. Way too overwrought. In GoF when Harry's name is pulled out of the goblet, I still don't get his reaction. He practically shook harry..screamed at him..spittle flew from his mouth..it was just the wrong reaction all around. jtn said it was just because he was worried about harry but honestly, I thought he was about to beat his butt.