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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: Movie 6 SUCKS

July 16, 2009
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Okay, if you don’t know what happens in the 6th book of the Harry Potter series, then don’t read this post- I don’t want a ton of emails and comments lamenting how I ruined it for you.  If you’ve read the book- this is mostdef for you.

Most people seem to have loved the movie- which I saw opening night with the boychild.

I’m not one of those people.  The movie was great, right up until the last 20 minutes.  Then it went from awesome to sh*t.

I spent the entire movie waiting for the death eaters to penetrate Hogwarts via the Vanishing Cabinet.  If you’ve read the book, you know that once inside the castle, the death eaters and the students engage in an epic battle.  Every word oozed off the page- I ignored the phone, my growling tummy, the children and work just so I could read it a few times- that’s how awesome the battle inside Hogwarts was written- in the book.

In the movie?  No battle.  I sat for more than 2 hours, waiting…no battle.  It seems the screen writer and the director felt that the only significant aspect of the battle is the death of beloved Dumbledore.

They were wrong, and how the author let these fools leave out something so key is beyond me.  Will it take place in either of the last 2 movies- I don’t know the answer to that.  But to cheat the viewers out of such an important event was just that- a cheat.

Students come to Hogwarts this year, unsure if they even want to be there, having spent the entire summer listening to their parents freak out about the possible danger their children could face if the school was ever attacked, unsure if they wanted their children to attend at all.

The battle is that epic moment when the students truly cross over from children to young men and women- much more so than the battle inside the Ministry of Magic.  The battle which takes place in the book is like a ritual of sorts, the final test that determins who will stand up and fight- not for Harry, but for the future of magic altogether.

The death of Dumbledore would have been all the more shocking and heart wrenching if it had happened during the fight to protect Hogwarts.  As someone who has read all the books, NOT having the battle was distracting because I found myself wondering when it was going to jump off- it never did.  I read a 650 page book and waited a year for THIS shit?  Not happy.  Not happy at all.

It was so bothersome that I came home at 3 in the morning, found the book, and read the last 5 chapters again- just to make sure I wasn’t crazy and that there was a battle inside the school- there it was, every word in black and white.

Was it a good movie?  Sure.  It was a’ight.  But it totally missed the opportunity to be great.

Perhaps if you’ve never read the book, it won’t matter.  If you did read the book- catch a matinee.

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83 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephen permalink
    July 15, 2009 11:00 pm

    Well said ma’am.

  2. Tracey permalink
    July 16, 2009 1:22 am

    agreed i too missed the battle couldn’t put the book down while reading and many other scenes which werent there i know there is not time for everything but there were things in there that weren’t even in the book n other things were poorly explained i went with my mum shes never read the books and only seen the first two movies so i had to explain things at the end.

  3. July 16, 2009 4:07 am

    I’d been waiting for this movie since watching the last one and did they really have to skip all the important parts about horcruxes and focus on love???

  4. Dustin permalink
    July 16, 2009 5:58 am

    they need to fire David Yates… he has butchered the last two books.

  5. HBP Reader permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:18 am

    Totally agreed – it seemed like they sacrificed the battle scene for the love story. I would have paid more money to see the battle scene. What a waste. Then they skipped some VERY important dialog between Snape and Harry at the end, not just “Don’t use my spells against me, I’m the half blood prince!” They had better go back and fill things in at the beginning of the next movie.

  6. Ben permalink
    July 16, 2009 7:09 am

    I’ll start first with what was left out. It’s not just that the first battle at Hogwarts is action packed and entertaining, it’s that to remove such a scene is to relegate all the instructors and students to mere fools and dullards. What the movie infers is that McGonagall and others at Hogwarts are too weak or too stupid to defend themselves. What an insult to everything that Hogwarts stands for! There was much more left out from the book of course, but much of that is to be expected due to time constraints.

    Then there’s all the crap the movie adds. For example, the burning of the Weasley home. What the heck was that about? And Tonks and Lupin are made out to be utter fools, not the experienced aurors they are. They would never have left Ginny and Ron standing in the middle of a bog, fully exposed. All this again makes out the light side to be imbeciles, which we all know from the books is rubbish. Also, Ginny and Harry hiding the potions book together seemed rather unnecessary.

  7. Ryan permalink
    July 16, 2009 7:33 am

    Damn STRAIGHT!
    The fact that they ADDED that pointless attack on the Burrow and omitted the end battle AND Dumbledore’s funeral… well, I was left dumbstruck.
    The tipping point for me was that ONE, singular shot of Snape revealing himself to Harry (and telling him to be quiet) prior to killing Dumbledore. ROAR!
    Snape’s supposed to be in a cut Dumbledore down in no mercy and leave Harry HATING him but by showing himself and telling him to stay quiet (for his safety) that leaves such an opening for Snape’s innocence and allegiance to the Order.
    God I hope they get better screenwriters and, maybe, replace David Yahtes.

  8. July 16, 2009 8:14 am

    Just saw the movie, it was terrible. I am a die hard HP fan, have a wand and a broom and the movie is NOTHING like the book. The high points are low , the low points are flat and the crescendo is non exsitant.

    What a waste.

  9. Jonathan permalink
    July 16, 2009 9:29 am

    I have your answer to why. The makers belived that it wouldnt look right if the had the same battle twice. If u havent read the last book then dont read but the last book has the same battle in hogwarts against the DA and the Order just like the battle in the half blood prince. The movie makes didnt want the same exact battle in two films. So they left it out leaving us with the good battle at the last movie. They pretty much didnt want dejavu.

  10. Zhivago permalink
    July 16, 2009 10:52 am

    What Jonathan said makes sense, If the last movie is going to be epic then that battle should stand out as the ultimate battle even though star wars pulled it off(yes I’m a nerd) with the two attacks on the death star and more than one battle between vader and luke. to leave out the funeral doens’t make sense unless that’s how theyr’e going to start off the next movie.

  11. Stephen J permalink
    July 16, 2009 2:35 pm

    not to mention that to leave out the battle leaves out Charlie Weasley getting mauled by Greyback!!! They are leaving out crucial characters which will turn out to be a huge mistake. Also David Heyman the producer was interviewed recently about the lack of a battle and he was quoted as saying, “The reason why we left out the Battle at Hogwarts is because we have a battle at Hogwarts in the Seventh film and we are avoiding repetition.” WHAT THE HELL!! There are two battles, one in each book and each one different and very important. I am thoroughly disappointed in that statement.

  12. Larry R permalink
    July 16, 2009 3:51 pm

    I am not sure how to state my disappointment with the current film of Harry Potter. I have seen each movie faithfully, and I have realized that with each of these movies the creators (directors, screenwriters, and producers) have slowly and deeply drove a stake into the heart of what each of these books are. With each movie, something disappears starting with the ghosts vanishing,then the elves taking a retirement, and finally, the portraits becoming normal as well as the moving staircases. There certain elements to the Harry Potter series that should not being taken out because they leave people to question what was the point in the movie. By changing scenes, it leaves movie goers who are not familiar with the book to ask questions. As example, I went with a group of friends who don’t read the books and were lost in this latest disaster. I had to explain what was left out, and as a group, we tried to understand the reasoning behind the creators’take on this book. I do agree with many of the points made here. To me the last five chapters are important and were murdered and/or mangled to suit the needs of the creators. I could go on, but I have a feeling that the next two movies of Harry Potter will continue this trend of disappointment.

  13. Harry Potter permalink
    July 16, 2009 4:52 pm

    The movie sucks. It ends in the middle of nothing.

    It leaves everyone wondering what the heck just happened.

    I was very disappointed by a long winded blabber and occasional lame story lines.

    go see Ice Age instead

  14. Liz permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:28 pm

    I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!

    As a movie, it falls flat. If you haven’t read the books, the movie often doesn’t make sense. If you have read the books, you’ve got to be upset about what was left out, as well as the unnecessary (and bizarre) additions!

    I don’t even want to watch the two movies for Deathly Hallows!

  15. Sable permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:33 pm

    Liz I swear to god I felt the same way when the credits starting rolling. Rip off!

  16. Julie permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:39 pm

    I totally agree with you. Another important thing they screwed up is how Ginny hid the half blood prince’s book and not Harry. In the 7th book he realizes that he had touched the horcrux and that is how he figures out whre Ravenclaw’s lost diadem is and where to find it. Him hiding is crucial. Ginny can’t tell him she had touched it because she is not supposed to know about the horcruxes in the 7th book. I also agree that David Yates should be fired. He did a horrible job. The movie focused more on being funny and about love and relationships then the story itself.

  17. Dissapointed-truly permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:48 pm

    Im dissapointed with the movie. Thy left out the bill and fleur part. The bill getting bit part. The whole battle. They added that strange scene at the “horcrux” site. They showed malfoy doing his schemes. The dark mark was lifted after the whole scene. Horrible. poor JK Rowling. She should be upset.

  18. Carly permalink
    July 17, 2009 6:07 am

    I agree 100%. I don’t understand why they blew up the Burrow either, and how they missed out all of Bill and Fleur’s wedding-the 7th book begins at the Burrow, the wedding is crucial as that is when Harry goes on the run, and first see’s the symbol for the Deathly Hallows and learns they were Grindelwald mark…without the wedding there is so much to do with the hallows that can’t happen-like figuring out Grindelwald had the Elder wand and hence Dumbledore had it.

    And it was just disrespectful to the greatest wizard of all time, to cut out his funeral.

  19. Joe permalink
    July 17, 2009 2:48 pm

    I made the mistake of reading the book first to I may be biased.

    That being said, I think your review was way too kind. I enjoyed the previous HP movies having read the books first but not this one. I feel like I was robbed of $15! I’d read the delay in the release was due to everything from the writers strike to money problems. Well the truth is out and the delay was because the producers needed a few months to write apologies, hide their assets and change their names! The movie was just plain boring. It focused on the interpersonal relationships of the characters and left the tons of good stuff on the cutting room floor. I was impressed that someone could take what I consider the best book of the series and turn it into such a pile of poop.

    I’m guessing this movie will be a flop and it may in fact be so bad that there probably won’t be a “Deathly Hollows” movie. That will be a shame. I don’t know who directed and edited this HP movie but they need to be fired.

  20. Julie permalink
    July 17, 2009 7:14 pm

    I complete agree with you Joe and Carly. The wedding is very important like you said to the discovery of the mark Mr. Lovegood wears at the wedding to figure out what the deathly hallows are.

  21. DCGIL permalink
    July 17, 2009 8:51 pm

    I hated the movie, it was so boring. I didn’t read the harry potter books but my mom and brother do so they know all about them and tell me. From what mom says that the lovey dovey crap wasn’t to that extreme. Waited for action for 2 hours. The chase seen in the marsh was pathetic. and i agree the deatheaters break in seen was weak. just snoresville the whole movie i honestly wanted to go to sleep 1 and a half stars. worst one yet. reply to me at androidball751@yahoo.com

  22. Ashley permalink
    July 18, 2009 10:26 pm

    As a fan, I am truely heartbroken. I was left with my mouth hanging open staring at the credits. “Why in the world would anyone butcher something so perfect?” The Harry Potter books have a fan base for a reason!

    Honestly I will accept nothing less than a public apology from Rowling herself as well as that David Yates moron.

    I don’t even want to see the next movies, I’m horrified at the thought of them damaging the story even more, (I will see the movies though, because I’m sick and addicted to anything HP).

    To Sable:
    I came home needing to read the words of someone as disgusted with the movie as I. Thank you for using your skills with words to help me heal.

    ARRRRRGH!

    To all HP fans, thank goodness we all still have our books to re-read for comfort.

  23. spencer permalink
    July 18, 2009 11:36 pm

    The stupid director also left out the fact that Dumbledore tells Harry that the horcruxes are most likely things which are very powerful or something voldemort felt very conneceted with. How the hell is Harry supposed to figure out what they are?

  24. Rachael permalink
    July 19, 2009 1:52 am

    I don’t know what to say, other than that I am completely and totally appalled. I feel heartbroken at how awful this was, and how high my hopes had been.

    I love the Harry Potter books and this was just such a disaster on so many levels.

    I want to cry.

    I want the magic back, I want Richard Harris back, and I fucking. hate. Michael. Gambon.

  25. Giau permalink
    July 19, 2009 4:28 am

    I think, we should have someone else redo this movie, the whole series would be nice, Love is great and awesome and it maybe the key to Harry’s success, however, what good is love, if no-one is interested? Yes, The whole moral of the Harry potter series, Love, everything revolves around love, except Voldemort. The final battle is in the whole school, the battle in the 6th book is in the north tower!
    one tower and the whole scroll, 2 different things!!

  26. Clement Spanish permalink
    July 19, 2009 4:38 am

    to david yates and the film’s production team, i present to you with a very sincere heart my most gracious middle finger. f*** you very much for rendering a transcendent book into an abysmal movie. it was very phenomenal; blabber, love, brief action scenes with spells executed with poor special effects, blabber, rubbish mangling of scenes, more blabber, and perhaps the most anticlimactic scene of the millenium. what more can i ask for?

    this i wishfully plead, though perhaps improbable: a remake, or an alternate ending.

  27. Spoiler in my rant! permalink
    July 19, 2009 6:11 am

    I agree with most of the sentiments here especially Larry R’s entire post and Julie regarding the importance of Harry hiding the damn book NOT Ginny. Of course they cant have everything but I feel that the colossal loss of the battle + funeral scene when they add that useless crap scene like the fire at the Burrow… absolutely pointless and confusing if you haven’t read the book. Cutting out stuff is one thing but adding useless crap is stupid!

    Simple things to get right were missed: Tonks finding Harry! Harry immobilized by Dumbledore and hidden under the cloak!

    ———
    SPOILER (maybe?)

    How can those who haven’t read the books feel the epic epic loss we all feel for Dobby if they never see him in the later films.
    If they cut THAT part out in Deathly Hallows i’ll chuck out all my Harry Potter DVDS >:S

  28. Lizzie permalink
    July 19, 2009 9:42 am

    I agree, with everything that anyone has said here.
    Im still pissed, I went to harry potter with my boyfriend, and he did not understand one thing at all. I have read the books. Infact I reread the 6th book previous to the movie. I was excited to see the movie, the first scene with him and that girl.. My expression on my face was like… what? Since Dumbledore was going to pick him up from his house, and speak to the dursleys… didnt happen, then no bill or fleur, not even anyone saying theyre getting married. Then the burrow scene with the fire. Thats when i wanted to leave the movie. I didnt of course. no epic battle. fyi, idc if there is one in the 7th movie. Its crucial. No FUNERAL?!?!?!?!?! I want to make my own harry potter movies, the way it should have happened.

  29. Sable permalink
    July 19, 2009 7:04 pm

    Still, the comment that has made me LOL the hardest came from a facebook friend:

    “Damn this and a Ghetto Transformer Sable I’m not reading anymore of your movie reviews nothing personal just you seem to be the harbinger of bad news…”

    STILL cracks me up!

  30. melissa permalink
    July 19, 2009 10:01 pm

    This movie was absolutely horrid. I really think the only reason they left out the epic fight scene was so they could place a PG rating on this pile of sh*t,and cast a wider net for their audience (and the audiences wallets). Bill Weasley should have been a bloody mess, and Draco’s wounds from the spell should have been much worse as well.

  31. July 20, 2009 12:22 pm

    week before the movie premiere im so excited but not my bf hehehe…. but then i was so dissapointed/… maybe because im done with the books… 1 to 10 ill give it 4…

  32. July 20, 2009 1:06 pm

    No doubt the movie sucked. I missed the battle so bad…I mean I was ready to forgive the screenplay writers for lengthy dialogues in first half, because I kept hoping to see a grand finale, a mighty battle. It all ended in whimper. A movie to showcase the fear of Voldemort had no scenes of Voldemort himself! Better read the book 5 times then watch this movie.

  33. God dammit permalink
    July 21, 2009 7:28 am

    The final battle was completely necessary. This movie had hardly any action. Plus, why cut the Gaunt & Hufflepuff’s Cup memories? Those memories were kind of the impending action of this novel. And, if those memories DID have to be cut, why didn’t Dumbledore at least say to Harry anything about his suspicions of where the horcruxes will be, what they are? In the book he says he suspects the snake, the cup, and something of Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. In the movie he says “dark magic leaves a trace.” The hell is that gonna do?

    I will add, however, that I didn’t dislike this movie. I actually liked it. I left the 4th and 5th movies completely annoyed, angry, but I left this one only slightly annoyed. Why? The script was GOOD. I laughed many a god damn time. It was almost a comedy. I agree, the relationships overshadowed the main plot, which is bad. They should’ve lengthened the movie, made it three hours, and included both. You have to admit, however, that some of the dialogue was completely hilarious.

    But why, why cut all the things they did then add that Burrow scene? I was so confused during that scene. I believe they did it in order to help with pacing, (more action dispersed throughout, evenly) but all it did was waste precious time that could have been used on Pensieve moments or perhaps the final battle?

  34. Potter Movies Terrible permalink
    July 21, 2009 9:16 pm

    I agree and disagree. Yes that was a terrible decision and I have hated Steve Cloves and David Yates. But I disagree too. The ENTIRE movie was awful. All of the movies have been awful. The only good ones were the first two. Then it all went to hell. I understand that they can’t be exactly like the books, but what they do they don’t even do well. The characters are written terribly. Dumbledore is so very far out of character its sickening. He shakes Harry, looks old and weak, acts like things are so incredibly hard and doesn’t know as much as he does in the books. He lacks the grandfatherly quality that made him lovable and the badassedness when he dueled Voldemort. During that duel he was weak. Snape. Ugh. Alan Rickman is a very talented actor, but his role is not done well. Very little is done to make it seem like Snape could be an ally to either side. One little half-assed conversation with Dumbledore is not enough to convince me he may be a true Death Eater. It’s so obvious he’s good even if you didn’t read the books. At the ending when Harry confronts him, in the books it was very emotional, everyone is concerned or pissed or sad. Snape is furious at Harry for calling him a coward. The movie maintains Snape’s lazy drawling demeanor. There is no emotion in his declaration of being the Half-Blood Prince. The romances! Oh dear lord the romances. You know what I’m not even going to address those. Although, some of the camera shots and angles I thought were almost trying to indicate homosexuality between Harry and Dumbledore, and Malfoy and Snape and other pairings. I laughed SO hard. Why the Hell did they burn down the Burrow? What are they going to do about the wedding? They never introduced Bill at all. Remus is yelling at Harry in that scene as well. Tonks’ gets half a line (interrupted by Remus), and then says “sweetheart”. That’s it. Not even a demonstration of her unique powers. What the hell is with that overpowered fly anywhere as smoke, go invisible and break shit garabage? Seriously? What the hell kind of magic is that? And they pull out a *&^$ing bridge! Three wizards, flying as smoke and invisible, pull out tons of concrete and steel as easily as if Godzilla stepped on it. You know what I’m done here these movies just piss me off.

  35. Sable permalink
    July 21, 2009 9:40 pm

    Potter Movies Terrible: I love what you wrote, and your last sentence just made me heart you more.

  36. Rafael permalink
    July 23, 2009 10:52 am

    Hated the movie. The book was way better.

    Stupid Yates.

    Agree 100% it’s garbage

  37. Amanda permalink
    July 23, 2009 12:42 pm

    I completely agree with you!!! i can’t belive i wasted 9.00 to see that. so now in the next movie what….. the burrow just returns oh wait let me guess they rebuild it right um no i understand that the movie cannot be exactly like the book but come on don’t add things that never happened. Where was the battle??? Potter Movies Terrible, i completely agree with you 110% i won’t be checking out the next movie tho i will wait until it comes out on video rather rent for five then watch in theaters for 9!!! how much you wanna bet that bill and fleur don’t get married in the next movie a key part but you know what who needs it lets get straight to the horeucruxes and Ron and Hermiones relationship thats all that matters right. I’m done now. I’ll just read the 7th book again. forget the movie!!! these movies just make me want to rip the screen in the theater down and scream read the book the movies suck!!!!

  38. Matt permalink
    July 24, 2009 5:43 pm

    I agree, but thought Draco and Dumbledore’s conversation about Draco trying to kill Dumbledore was one of the best parts of the book. Warner Bros, the director, and the screenwriter don’t seem to like J Rowling’s books. Sadly the Box Office doen’t reflect the “suckiness” of the movie. Hopefully there will be some cut scenes in the DVD.

  39. Laura permalink
    July 24, 2009 9:54 pm

    Yikes I just saw it today and I am really disappointed.
    The movie was choppy, the Harry/Jenny love interest thing wasn’t done right at all. What’s up with burning down the Burrow? Oh and Lupin and Tonks are already together in the movie. And it’s not the original Tonks from the Order of the Phoenix movie. The pictures aren’t animated – WTF? I was suprised that they had Aragog and the memory scene with Slughorn. What’s up with leaving the Battle of Hogwarts out of the movie? That was THE best part of the Half Blood Prince Book. Oh and the part where Harry uses the Sectum Sempra curse on Malfoy. That was done pretty well but they left out the interaction with Snape and hiding the book in the room of requirment. Well they hid the book but that scene could have followed the book.

    I’m sure it can be very challening translating books into screen plays but COME ON PEOPLE, this was a really bad job.

    I just sat in the theater wanting to scream because the movie left out so many details. The final straw – gasp – I fell asleep during the movie. Dayum it was that bad. Maybe if I see it two or three more times I will warm up to it.

  40. Rens permalink
    July 25, 2009 8:17 am

    Damn right, i don’t know how J.K. could have agreed to THIS

  41. THIS SUCKS permalink
    July 26, 2009 4:57 am

    OKAY THIS MOVIE SUCKED THEY ABLOLUTELY RUINED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO A FREAKIN ROMANTIC COMEDY,THEY INTRODUCED UNNECESARY CHEASY SCENES SUCH AS THE ATACK ON THE BURROW WICH IS PATHETIC BECAUSE LUPIN AND TONKS COULD HAVE EASILY HAVE USED AN AGUAMENTI CHARM TO EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES,BUT INSTEAD THEY JUST STOOD THERE DOING NOTHING,AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH TOM RIDDLE? IN THE BOOK HE’S A NORMAL CHILD BOTH SCARED AND EXCITED OVER HIS POWERS BUT IN THE FILM HE LOOKS DEMENTED,THEY SHOULD MAKE THE EXORCIST 2 WITH HIM,HORACE SLUGHORN IN THE BOOK IS A SHARP MAN A BIT AGED BUT STILL AWARE OF HIS SURROUNDINGS AND IN THE FILM HE LOOKS LIKE A DAMN RETARD,PATHETIC SCENE OF DUMBLEDORE FALLING DOWN THE ASTRONOMY TOWER,THEY SHOULD MAKE MATRIX 4 WITH HIM AS NEO WTF IS BELLATRIX DOING IN THE GREAT HALL BREAKING GLASSES PSYHCO UNNECESARY SCENE,AND IF THEY DIDNT WANT TO PUT THE FINAL BATTLE SCENE IN BECAUSE THERE SAVING IT FOR THE LAST FILM ITS AN EXCUSE,THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THE BATTLE IN THIS FILM AND THEN TRY TO MAKE THE BATTLE IN THE LAST FILM EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE.

  42. THIS SUCKS permalink
    July 26, 2009 12:46 pm

    AND BY THE WAY JUST WHAT THE HELL IS HAGRID DOING WHILE HIS HOUSE IS ON FIRE,IN THE BOOK HE COMES OUT AND FIGHTS THE DEATH EATERS,BUT IN THIS CHARMING MOVIE WE SEE NOTHING OF HIM AT ALL.GUESS HE WAS HAVING A NAP WHILE HIS HOUSE WHAS ON FIRE.GOD WHAT A PATHETIC FILM…

  43. Milla permalink
    July 26, 2009 4:44 pm

    This was the worst movie. How could JK Rowling have allowed her book to be butchered in this way? Does she not care because she has more money than GOD? I paid 40 bucks to see this fiasco. Burning the burrow was stupid. The only momentuous thing that happened on Holiday break was Ron catching Harry kissing Ginny. And to have Luna find Harry on the train? Wasn’t it Tonx that found harry? and wasn’t this the one where Tonx was trying to get Lupin to marry her and they were both so miserable? There was no “Weasley is our King”, the only match they showed Ron did great, when in the book he caused them to lose several times. There was hardly any of Neville, and the fight at the end of the book was the part of the climax of the story. I am very disapointed that Rowling allowed this perversion of her book.

  44. thejellyfarm permalink
    July 26, 2009 7:48 pm

    yea man, agreed with everyone’s take here.

    that the films have progressively lost a lot of magic as each one is made. the ghosts, the wand battles, the funny classroom scenes, the unicorns, the magical portraits etc.

    and what is worse this 6th installment is the worst one made. and yes, david yates and the screenwriters should be fired.

    the important characters like bill and fluer were left out.

    professor mcgonagall and the other students were made to look stupid at the end while death eaters and snape made the killing of dumbledore look lame.

    all the important memories that would serve as pivotal clues for harry to bring voldemort down in the next book weren’t shown. (I mean how would harry even bring down voldie in the next film if he doesn’t even have a clue in the first place what voldie’s weakness was?)

    leaving out dumbledores funeral and the reason why the students of hogwarts fight for the good of magic is left out! atrocious! the most powerful and wisest wizard gets no send off?! geez!

    then, leaving out dobby and kreacher (who were pivotal to helping harry discover what malfoy was up to) was also insulting.

    making remus and tonks, the weasleys look like side dishes was also insulting.

    oh and let’s not forget the dumb addition of harry looking like a juvenile teen at the opening scene when a girl tries to pick him up at the station? What the hell is that supposed to add to story?

    And of course, the ridiculous burrow scene. nuff said.

    Not going to watch the last 2 movies until they come out on DVD coz I know they will be disappointing. And being a person who has already read the books, it was confusing enough with too many loopholes, I can’t imagine how people who didn’t read the books can grasp head nor tail of the tale.

    Stick to the books people.

  45. diorama4mama permalink
    July 26, 2009 8:44 pm

    You’re right Sable. BTW – Note to BBC TV – How about you folks re-do the whole Potter series for television? If for some reason you are actually reading these types of posts – and note that most of the die-hard HP fans were *ehem* disappointed by the ham-fisted effort of Prince – it might make sense to film the whole story with ALL THE CHARACTERS intact – to show the intricate lacework of the narrative, the nuance of the relationships, the tensions. We understand that they only have two hours to get the essence of the book but, jeeze, the director and his team are doing surgery with sledgehammer. Heck yes, we miss the Bill and Fleur story line! We expect the fight in Hogwarts. We’d have liked to see the all of the flashbacks. And don’t get me started on the total elimination of Neville story line – crucially important. A bloody shame – Agree completely with a movie boycott to keep the joy of reading the original works in my minds eye.

    Yep. I’ll wait to borrow the next two DVD from the library.
    No use buying any more copies that or the next two movies – I’ll just re-read them the books.

  46. Murph permalink
    July 27, 2009 1:13 pm

    Wow, is all I can come up with, I was 15 when I read the first Potter book, right after the first movie came out, and I have loved each and every book. The movies on the other hand, I have simply given up on. Every movie that has come out I’ve somehow managed to get my hopes up and work myself up saying that this time it will be different, and each time I’ve been left sad, but after awhile it leaves me angry as hell. What is it with screenwriters, directors, actors, and all that Hollywood shit? They cannot make a movie out of a book, unless they are able to add their “creative touch” to it. Scripts and screenwriters?! I’ll tell you what your script and screenplay is, it’s the damn book! Give a copy of the book to the actors, and the director and VOLA, there’s your script and screenplay. I’m sick of all these namby pamby people who eat this crap up and say it’s good. I saw so many reviews saying this is the best one yet, it was a fantastic movie, best movie of the year. It’s Crap. The fact is the people that watch and love these movies, I guarantee are people that have read and love the books. There’s no more PR to this series, you have established your fan base, now do what you should have done in the beginning, follow the books. It gets such high praise when it shouldn’t, I really wonder what it feels like to watch these movies as a person who hasn’t read the books. I mean honestly can you follow the story, I think I would be lost personally. They leave sooo much out. Voldemort’s family, Bill and Fleur, the tiny barely there battle that takes up only the last quarter of the book, and soo much more. Meh whatever, I’ll probably see the last two just so I can say I have. Cheers All.

  47. Elle permalink
    July 27, 2009 9:15 pm

    This was the WORST Harry Potter film yet. I went with some friends and my sisters. When Snape revealed himself as the half-blood prince, my sister who didn’t read the book was like huh? And when I reminded her about the potions book, she was confused about what that had to do with anything. I had to keep elbowing her to keep her from sleeping. They showed Malfoy’s scenes with the vanishing thing 9240923203923 TIMES. WHY the HELL did they burn the burrow? They all stood like idiots while it burned. I swear Lavender was the main character of this movie, they showed her over and over again. PATHETIC. FOR EXPLETIVE’S SAKE they showed the giant spiders funeral but Dumbledore doesn’t get ONE SCENE. What about the awkward moment when Harry’s like oh my gosh dumbledore’s gone and Hermione then goes on about not worrying about Ron knowing about him and Ginny together. It was like HELLO DUMBLEDORE IS DEAD WHO CARES ABOUT HARRY’S LOVE LIFE. Absoluute disaster.

    The worst of the worst of the worse was the vague discussion of horcux’s which is basically the MAIN point of the book. No fight scene?! NOTHING. Harry wasn’t even paralyzed when Dumbledore was killed, what a freaking character assassination. Harry is in Gryffindor…Harry would have never voluntarily sat back while Dumbledore was killed. Disgusting. If you haven’t seen it don’t bother. WORST MOVIE. When the movie ended someone in the theatre said out loud “What!”. Exactly what i was thinking UGHHHHHHHHHH. Okay end of rant 🙂

  48. Hephephooray permalink
    July 28, 2009 2:04 am

    the very weird part is that Luna found Harry instead of Tonks, from that part of the movie, I was sure this is going to be a disaster made by David Yates (current harry potter director, and heard that he’ll do the rest until Deathly Hallows)

    I found the killing of dumbledore very… awkard..? like, HUH? and, yeah, missed the battle in hogwarts when they discovered Death Eaters went in through the cabinet wherein it was shown a gazillion times in the movie, and also missed dumbledore’s funeral

    oh, by the way, where the h3ll was Scrimgeour and the muggle prime minister??

    shouldn’t have seen the movie in the first place, this is the most disappointing HP movie so far

  49. bill permalink
    July 28, 2009 2:13 pm

    waiting for them to say just kidding and a new version to come out

  50. Julian permalink
    July 28, 2009 3:40 pm

    If they were intending this to be some Empire Strikes Back thing with evil triumphing and movie ending on a downer, then in my opinion they failed miserably. Empire worked because at least there was some battle to show a noble defeat, which then lead to an even bigger battle eventuating in ultimate victory. Here there was nothing…just anti-climax. Not having read the book for awhile, I felt whilst watching the movie, the scenes of the battle slowly creeping back into my head and I was building up to see how it would have been depicted onscreen. And what did I get instead of this? We get wands lifted over-head in what I suppose is a sombre scene. I was tempted to yell “FREEBIRD” in the cinema all the while waiting for them to play some hair-metal power ballad to mourn Dumbledore’s death.

  51. Frankie permalink
    July 31, 2009 4:08 am

    Completely agree, the movie is really badly done. Don’t excuse that leave the battle for the last two movie, completely nonsense. The fifth movie is lack of big finish but this one is even worse. Many important element is being left out such as the black ring, the mention of other horcrux, the giny and hermonie argument, the winning cup moment.etc… very dissapointed. IF they can make fifth movie out of huge book there is no reason why they can’t with this sixth book in 2.5 hours. I hope they can remake this movie (no kidding)

  52. well.. permalink
    July 31, 2009 11:56 am

    all i can say to david yates is…

    AVADA KEDAVRA!!!

  53. July 31, 2009 12:19 pm

    I never read the book. I felt like this movie was building up to something big and then suddenly the end credits were rolling? Is the next movie going to pick up with a big battle? I’m going to have to read the book soon to get the real ending.

  54. Dave permalink
    July 31, 2009 7:45 pm

    I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan but figured I give the movie a shot instead of waiting for it to come out on DVD. Well…..the movie sucked big time. I sat there waiting for some huge battle but instead received nothing but a bunch of teens trying to get in each others pants. They really screwed this one up. Great job.

  55. nick permalink
    August 1, 2009 9:25 am

    well you all said it for me. crap. complete crap. david yates sucks the big one….can we get peter jackson for the last 2, and a remake of the previous 6?

  56. Tahmid permalink
    August 1, 2009 2:18 pm

    im 14 and a huge HP fan and i really have to say that this movie was Avada Kedavra’d they left out so many important scenes and made the movie out to be more like a romantic comedy for real
    i have to admit tht it was funny and tht made it entertaining but seriously this movie was like a defensless muggle in front of Voldemort and i cmpltly agree with all of ur cmmnts like the bill and fleur thing and the battle scene too i cud not believe it as i sat in the theatre watching it i cud not believce that JK wud let this happen and the actors must have read this book and i cnt believe they wud act for it but they prolly just wanted money nyway here is my review

    ok first off seriously the battle was one of the most coolest parts of the book and i really dnt know y they burned the burrow i mean they still need it in the 7th one

    also they missed very crucial parts of the book tht they need for the 7th also
    for instance in the beginning dumbledore was suppose to tell of harry’s inheritance of sirius’ house and the houself kreacher because they need him in the 7th one and they also hide in sirius’ house

    2nd of all the most crucial point of the book tht was missed was the memories seen in the pensieve i mean harry doesnt even kno wut the hell all the other horcruxes are so i really dnt know how they r gonna present that in the 7th movie

    also they missed the annoncement of fleurs marriage to bill due to happen in the 7th one that is important too seeing as that is where harry, ron, and hermione leave from when the death eaters r about to come

    also they nvr showed harry and ginny together at all or the big quddich match tht they one leading harry to kiss ginny in the afterparty

    plus before dumbledore died he was suppose to paralyze harry under the invisibility cloak snape was not suppose to see him

    some small things are stuff like how instead of tonks finding harry on the train in the beginning luna found him and also the scene with katie bell getting cursed was much too soon in the movie

    my last dissapointment involves all the movies after the second one
    i mean seriously where did the fun sport of quidditch go? they really shudve shown that more

    also i really think that the movie centered more on ron and hermione’s love life instead of harry and the horcruxes and dumbledore who i cnt believe ddnt get a funeral like the book being the great wizard he was

    all in all i think the director and writer for the movie were on drugs at the time of moviemaking the movie really just centered on the young wizard and witches growing up and experiencing the romance in their lives they made the heroes seem like wimps and it was insulting

    and i think we can probably expect that the 7th movie will also tank seeing as they will need to change major things in it becuz of the events in the 6th movie like the burrow on fire and harry not seeing the rest of the memories and not knowing the other horcruxes
    besides the 7th book has waayy too much stuff in it so i really dnt think that they will put in all of it nyway but every word in the 7th book is actually pretty crucial and important and if it misses parts then it really wnt be as good as the book
    no movie is but this mite just be the worst atleast in the sense that it wnt match the book very much

    all the movies were killed after the first 2 ut this was by far the worst personally i think i cudve directed it better
    i love reading the HP books and i think they shud make a recall on this movie and make a new and improved one more like the book

    if i grow to be as rich as JK Rowling herself then i wud personally go to her if she is stil lalive and with her i wud redo all the movies like they are suppose to be eventho u cnt have harry, ron, and hermione wwithout daniel, rupert, and emma but they will be to old so id find actors just as good and do the movies the right way

    sryy for the lenghty review ;]

    ps. david yates is like friggin Voldemort to these movies and he shud be fired! the 7th one better be awesome!! and they shud redo the sixth!!

  57. Yates destroyed HBP permalink
    August 2, 2009 3:32 am

    the part when snape said, “I am the Half Blood Prince” then left off without explaining why he is called such was so hilarious yet insulting.. what the f*ck was that??
    if I were a wizard, I’d definitely cast AVADA KEDAVRA on David Yates!

  58. Garfield_90 permalink
    August 6, 2009 8:01 pm

    ok seriously Davud needs to get it together.
    this movie sucked major ass. I am soo grateful that i did not go to the movies to see this mess. Trust me people online movie websites are going to become your best friends. I was one of the lucky people who didnt manage to waste money on this load of garbage. Its so pathetic, i mean really. I was just disgusted from the beginning.
    When the hell since Luna discovered Harry on the train instead of Tonks. I dont really know if im a die hard Harry Potter Fan, but i do read an enjoy the books. Now if i noticed something as insignificant as ” Luna’s discovery” then you know something is wrong.
    Watching it online had the same effect as seeing it in the movies, and it sucked just the same. This is truly the worst Harry Potter film. Im just disgusted by the lack of the storyline portrayed in the book. WTF is going on. Was David Yates high or something.
    omg i totally forgot about Bills and Fleurs wedding at the burrow. N it makes total sense why the hell would they add an unecessary scence and burn it down.
    Omg the last part when Snape killed Dumbledore, wasnt Harry suppose to be frozen, and out of sight. Harry would have definatley done saomething if he wasnt immobilized.
    I honestly almost fell asleep during this movie. I was literally dying from Lack of Action. The previous films werent as good as the books, but they were acceptable.
    It is true when they say the Movies are getting worst. all i know is that the 7th movie better be the Best potter film. I mean Yates is splitting it into 2 parts. I think he at least owe us this.
    This and Transformers 2 were suppose to be the best Summer Films, instead they proved to be HUGE dissapointments.
    That said and done. All we can do is sit n wait for the 7th movie.

  59. The screenwriters and Yates sucks permalink
    August 7, 2009 12:40 am

    I can’t believe it!! They really killed this book. the worst part is that, this would have been a really really really good movie. It was all laid out them! And what they did they do, they killed it a million times over! All i have are my books. But seriously, when is JK gonna step up and protect her brainchild.. JK WE NEED YOU!! Please stop this insult to your fabulous work!!

  60. Boyd Holmquist permalink
    August 16, 2009 4:25 am

    I couln’d agrre more!
    I was looking forward to another great HP movie like the other 5 absolutely were, but when I watched the movie my dissapoinment could hardly have been any greater.
    Left out important parts everywhere. Instead they put in things, JK Rowling never wrote. It wasn’t a romance, nore an action, or comedy movie there was just alittle bit of all of it, and most certainly not enough.
    What happened to the whole romance between Ginny and Harry?
    It was completely shortend and screwed up.
    As far as I recall, the Weasley house was never blown up by Bellatrix Lestrange. WTF
    Why there was no need for that.
    MOst particular the left out battle at Hogwarst, to which I too was looking forward very much.

    As a Harry potter Fan.
    I’m disappointed.

  61. Boyd Holmquist permalink
    August 16, 2009 5:09 am

    I was obviously referring to the starting article.

  62. Boyd Holmquist permalink
    August 16, 2009 5:29 am

    The thing, that freaks me out most is, that there is nothing we can do. The movie wont be redone!
    All we can do is let david yates know, that he is a f*cking amature, who doesn’t seem to have read the books.
    How could you do this to us!!!!
    We should like all write angry letters to someone important, to let them know.
    And then all the idiots, who come out of the cinema, with a wide stupid smile on their face and say:”wow what a great movie”….Hello did anybody actually read any of the books and sees, where Yates is going (straight to hell). How is Yates going to make the 7th Movie ?
    Where is the Wedding going to be? at Grimmld Place? Or maybe in Dumbledores Office?
    I’m surprised, If Fleur isn’t going to marry Dobby the Houself instead of Bill Weasley, that would propably be a funny little change in the story.
    Gosh!!!

    Oh and by the way, if my english seems weird, its because I’m from Germany. Thats also why I joined this conversation so late.

  63. Schamschi permalink
    August 16, 2009 7:54 pm

    (warning, contains spoilers!!!) HP6 did suck very badly indeed, but enough people had said that already, so I won’t go on about that. I was just thinking that, weren’t it for the title of the 7th book, I wouldn’t be surprised if they cut out the Deathly Hallows completely, just like they virtually cut out the Half-Blood Prince out of HP6, for the only two parts they play in the book that are really indispensable and relevant to the main plot are, that, first, Dumbledore was blinded by the Resurrection Stone when he examined the ring of Marvolo Gaunt, and did therefore sustain his fatal injury, and second, that Voldemort cannot kill Harry with the Elder Wand because Harry is it’s master. And seeing as the makers of HP6 apparently didn’t give a damn how Dumbledore had got his hand injured, and, although being Dumbledore “has it’s privileges”, he doesn’t have a clue what Voldy’s Horcruxes could be (which makes the fact that he somehow managed to find Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring even more astounding), I wouldn’t be surprised if Voldemort simply dies of old age, Snape has never known Lily Evans and is still the bad boy in the end, and anyway, Harry has had his fill with the magical world an returns to Privet Drive to live with the Dursleys…

    Seriously, I wonder how (or rather, I doubt that) they’ll be able to explain the hitherto unresolved questions in the 7th movie so that it will make any sense and still have got something to do with the books.

    David Yates is the worst thing that has ever happened to the Harry Potter series. The first two weren’t that good either, and the forth installment was seriously crappy, but at least it was possible there to understand the plot, making the movies have something to do with the books.

  64. chris permalink
    August 19, 2009 10:43 am

    I have read almost all the comments here so I am redundant please forgive me. HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT THEY BURNED THE WEASLEY HOUSE IN PART 6? HOW THE HECK ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO HAVE A WEDDING AT THE HOUSE IN BOOK 7? DO THEY HAVE BURROW INSURANCE? GOOD GRIEF, DAVID YATES CAN FOLLOW THE 1ST DUMBLEDOR (HINT-DECEASED)

  65. Boyd Holmquist permalink
    August 23, 2009 10:26 am

    I allready said that, but I still totally agree. Obviously….WTF!

  66. Reece permalink
    August 29, 2009 10:16 am

    The more I think and remember this movie, the madder I get. It has been over a month since I saw it, and I still want my money back. Yes, I do understand that not everyone can be pleased and that content sometimes has to be cut out, but come on. It is as if they did not even read the book. And to add such lame scenes as they did was inexcusable. So much of the character dialogue was left out or changed that it was ridiculous. I’m still asking myself why, why, why? This was a total money grab, and a slap and spit in the face of Harry Potter fans. Now that I think about it if you would have pleased the Harry Potter fans with this movie, you probably would have please everyone else too. Honestly, who was your target audience when you made this film? If this movie was half as good as the book, I would have seen it more than once. I would definitely have purchased the DVD when it came out. Instead, I’m here telling people not to waste their money. I’ve already told my family and friends not to see this piece of crap, and if they are going to see it. Wait until it comes on HBO or network TV. The commercials will be the highlight of their experience. Maybe, I’m being a bit harsh, but those of you that have seen the film, you know it to be the truth.

  67. Annoyed Fan permalink
    September 8, 2009 4:19 pm

    The last two HP movies (Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince) have royally sucked!!!!! And the reason is David Yates. Warner Brothers please fire this guy. I am sure he is a nice person, yadda yadda, but his directing sucks and he is ruining this franchise. His directing lacks passion. Everything in the movie is so dry and washed out. The emotions are flat and often off-key in timing. I cried in when Dumbldore dies in the book and in the movie I felt nothing. The moment of his death was done without any cinematic style.
    Not only that but the battle scene was taken out of the movie….
    Now what the hell? Malfoy spends the entire movie trying to get the Cabinet to work so the Death Eaters can get into the castle….and for what? So that they can destroy the cafeteria? Because that is all they did in the movie…..destroy the freakin cafeteria and Hagrid’s house. The stupid ass director didn’t know what to do now that he had taken the battle at the end of the book out. So the Death Eaters had nothing to do at the end of the move but to go bomb up the cafeteria and Hagrid’s house. Brilliant.

  68. Dan permalink
    September 19, 2009 8:45 pm

    I should have read this before watching this movie this evening. It was horrible. By far my least favorite Harry Potter movie.

  69. Elisabeth permalink
    October 4, 2009 8:11 pm

    I agree totally! I hated this movie. I love Harry Potter don’t get me wrong but I hate the path the movies have taken. In my opinion it is the director’s fault they need to can Yates and get Cuaron back please! I can only hope against hope that Warner Brothers open their eyes realize that man is butchering the Harry Potter legacy.

  70. October 17, 2009 12:41 am

    I hated this movie. I didn’t think it was going to stink this bad but it did. I wonder if the director was eating shit when he read the book. I don’t mean to be so harsh but they left all the important parts in the book out. It seems like each and every HP movie gets worse and worse. I’m not watching the last two, no point of wasting my time or money.

  71. William permalink
    October 19, 2009 3:31 pm

    I agree with every statement said above, I have read every harry potter book three times now, and two of those three times were in this past year… Num. 1 was ok in comparison to the book. Num. 2 was my personal favorite movie i think it kept the flow of the book pretty well. Num. 3 was decent Num. 4 was sort of ok i guess… Num. 5 was completely butchered and needs to be redone badly except for the age factor of the lead cast members…. and now the dreaded Num. 6…. it was by far my biggest let down of the year. They completely cut out the bill and fleur scenes… i mean really they needed that for the set up of dobby’s death :(… they didn’t put in any of the scenes with any mention of creature, who was my personal favorite character, plus they need him for the next book to get the real locket so… and the final and most fatal flaw… the cut of the most beloved fight scene of book six… ok the only fight scene, but still, the movie needed it badly. the fact that the funeral sucked didn’t help any… So… if book five was butchered in the movie, then number six was cut into little bitty peices, shoved in a blender, turned on frappe, poured down a camels throught, craped out, re-blended, and sent to the beloved J.K. Rowling via air mail.

  72. Ari permalink
    October 24, 2009 8:00 pm

    I don’t agree. Sorry, but I read they only didn’t do it because they were during the battle in the 7th movie and they didn’t want to be repetitive.

  73. richie permalink
    October 31, 2009 10:57 am

    How very true you are. There was one more thing that upset me more than that,in the book Dumbledore stops Harry from becoming involved with the fight, however in the movie it looks like Harry is a coward by hiding whilst Dumbledore is killed.

  74. December 13, 2009 2:08 pm

    “OK, I know it’s about magic, and wizards, and elves, and something about ‘horcruxes’, but that’s all window-dressing. What the fans REALLY wanna see is who ends up with who!”

    Seriously, it’s like 90210 with ‘magic.’ Stupid. Utterly stupid.

    It’s like they -DID- read the book, but only made a movie with the lame parts. I think they sorta believe that only 13 year old girls actually read the series. That’s why they decided the ‘essential plot points’ were the exquisitely disturbing ‘Lavender’ character and Harry’s relationship issues.

    Honestly, they kept the stupid romantic crap, but they cut out the battle scene? Are they TRYING to ruin the books?

  75. Richard Griffith permalink
    December 14, 2009 10:50 pm

    Worse than all the above…. the most touching and intimate scene in the entire series was CUT OUT COMPLETELY for what looked like some kind of “DREAM SEQUENCE” where the main characters acted like it actually happened!

    I’m sorry, JKR, you really sold out to Hollywood on this one, I’ve bought every single DVD in this franchise, but the complete bollux of this film ended that. Unless this film is reshot and redone, I won’t buy another DVD of this series, and am seriously considering selling what I already have, I’m so completely disenchanted with it.

  76. December 16, 2009 2:23 pm

    THIS MOVIE SUCKED~!!!! it’s like a damn joke! dumbledore didn’t give off the vibe he’s supposed to, urgh, fire the director!

  77. weregrrl permalink
    December 19, 2009 9:33 am

    ok…there were so many responses that I stopped reading halfway through(kind of like the Harry Potter team stopping halfway through each book^^) but – as soon as I saw the chick with the afro it was like….mind fuck…I was so distracted by everything just being so…wrong!
    So we all admit the 1st movie cut out like, what, 2 scenes? acceptable. 2nd was alright. 3rd…WHERE DID THAT FIREBOLT COME FROM?(and why aren’t the Marauders’ hot? Well, Whoever plays Remus and Gary Oldman grew on me)!! disappointing. the rest have all left WTF WTF WTF just chanting in my head in an endless stream. Sure, crop some unimportant scenes, put your own twist on it WHERE NEEDED to make sense…don’t fucking rape the whole series to its core, tear the core into tiny little pieces, throw those pieces into a hat, and then randomly pick the ones to include. Creative license does not give you the right to make up some crapped up fanfiction. If I wanted that I could, oh my, GO ON FANFICTION! At least they keep the characters in character for the most part!
    At this rate, the only thing that will halt the next movies’ descent to shame – not redeem them, but halt it – is to have Tonks and Remus’s marriage (I actually cried when they cut that. The relationship left didn’t make sense, even to me)at Tonks’ parents house in place of Bill and Fluer’s at the Burrow; have some sort of flashback scene or explanation from Harry about what the HELL he was talking to old Dumbles about when he wasn’t feeling up his best mate’s sister; Bill MAY be included just to see Fenir’s fury…or they could, once more, use Remus, since he’s playing let’s-all-kill-the-humans-cos-we’re-kinda-living-in-denial-that-we’re-humans-to with him for the Order; and give the last fight a nice touch…like having Bellatrix getting her arse blasted off for one. I’d pay for a good five or so minutes of full-on femDeatheater fury.(sorry, she’s just such a good character. She still has some scraps of her intended personality – an accident, I’m sure) Just give the GOD-DAMNED CHARACTERS SOME FREAKIN’ PERSONALITY!!! They had one you know, but you hid it under some god forsaken rock in the middle of the ocean after the second movie for forgetting to pay you back or some shite like that. I’m sure there are many other points I could make about storyline, scenery, clothing choices and whatnot, but I’m just going to leave saying: Voldie is meant to die, Sirius is dead, Tonks and Remus DO NOT split up – they die, Dumbldore is NOT out playing with the fairies out in the forest – he’s dead kiddies, face it, Bellatrix doesn’t leave her husband for Tom OR Lucius, Draco isn’t gay, Fred is, and will forever remain dead,the Malfoys are sorry for their rash behaviour over the past two or so decades, everybody else counts their losses and moves on. if any of these things don’t happen or are reversed…first of all lol…*fantasy*…, and second…GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY RECORDING STUDIO!!!!!(when did it become yours?) answer – the day you fucked up so badly.
    Now understand this – I am a fan, but I am speaking from everybody’s point of view…nobody understands this tripe: get the bloody books, read them, write the script. Nobody will accuse you of breaching copyright – you’re meant to be copying and pasting. We’re not doing a highschool biology assignment anymore. You’re allowed to cheat a little. You’re MEAN’T to cheat A LOT. If the next movie turns out to be another pathetic attempt at turning Harry Potter into Twilight…I will see blood – probably imaginary blood from the fight scene that never was – but blood none-the-less.

  78. Jillian permalink
    December 24, 2009 11:47 am

    I was so excited for this movie, and went to the midnight showing. I have to say I was very disappointed. I think they put in WAY to many irrelevant scenes. Like the burrow burning down. Really??? That has nothing to do with the book, and didn’t help out the plot in any way. They could have used that time for something way more important that they left out. I have to say I was very impressed with the special affects, but that’s the only good thing I can say for the movie.

  79. CDiggory permalink
    December 27, 2009 4:23 am

    weregrrl wrote:

    “another pathetic attempt at turning Harry Potter into Twilight”

    Nail on head. I also hear Yates has never read the books(!).
    Burning the Burrow: stupid and insulting among many other things that have already been said. And they leave without trying to kill Harry?

    Bellatrix: “Ha, ha, ha! Gee, I was sure I read the Burrow was hidden from Death Eaters by protective wards. I could kill Potter, while Tonks and Lupin act strangely ineffectual, but the movie’s only halfway over. I’ll burn the house down instead and disapparate with a sexy cackle. Voldemort will be SO impressed when when he hears.”

    To those of you suggesting ‘Avada Kadavra’ as a solution, IMHO you’re too kind. The proper curse for these occasions is
    CRUCIO!

    And remember…you have to MEAN it.

  80. Old pot head permalink
    December 28, 2009 5:58 am

    I’m not sure but i read my first Pot head(Harry Potter)book in maybe 9th grade or so and i loved it but when the movies hit i stopped reading the books last i read was the 3rd maybe but i wanted to see what has happen sense movie 1-2, i think, up to in Hogwarts and now I’m sort oh happy i stopped following it from what u guys say its a big let down, and to see Dumbledore die by a guy i knew was a bad person from the first book/movie was just dumb to have him around for “5 more years”

  81. blackswan permalink
    December 29, 2009 9:25 pm

    Am in total agreement……….
    HBP film totally killed this absolutely amazing book..Left me feeling Sad then Angry ..then totally ripped off…I had to read the book again and again to try and remember why I had expected soooooooo much more from this movie…Would have loved to see Dumbledore tell off the dursley’s in the beggining and atleast end the film with his funeral…what a letdown 😦

  82. Zach permalink
    January 5, 2010 12:28 am

    Watched it with a group of friends and we all had just one comment, “If we wanted to watch a comedy, we would’ve watched Hangover!”

    @Old pot head:

    You have no idea what you’re talking about do you?

  83. January 21, 2010 2:20 pm

    I hated how they changed alot of things. Nothing made sense. And with all of the relationships and love. That’s bullshit. The creators did that to draw in a young audience. What really makes me mad is how some people who have never read any of the books thinks it was the best Harry Potter movie. I don’t even want to see the next movie. For people who have never read the books, will be thinking ” WTF!?”

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