Amph Diagon Alley: The Official Harry Potter Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Kessel Runner, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I liked that the battle was extended in the movie but the merging together thing was dumb. Wish it had ended in the Great Hall as well.
  2. Ghost Chosen One

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    I think the movie put too much of a focus on Harry and Voldemort's last fight.

    In the book, it's clear in the King's Cross chapter that Voldemort has already lost. Voldemort's thematic purpose in the books has also expired as of the King's Cross chapter (the fear of death has been mastered), and Rowling just had to kill him off to tie up loose strings. Their last "fight" was not the climax of the book or the series, it was Harry walking into the forest.
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  3. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    The battle between Harry and Voldemort in the book would not have worked in the film, since it's proven that Voldemort is more of action first in the movies, i preferred the duel in the movie and i didn't mind the merging thing, cause we saw that in Part 1 as well.
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  4. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    What works great in a book doesn't work best for a movie. The casual fans might not get the significance of Harry walking into the Forest or expect an incredible duel between Harry and Voldemort. The confrontation in the GH works in the book it works but might not work in a movie.
  5. Ghost Chosen One

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    It would have worked fine in the film, it was very cinematic. The makers just wanted more action.

    And Harry and Voldemort didn't "merge," they just spun around that fast.

    It would have worked well, it would have been more emotionally satisfying.

    And if the casual fan doesn't get the significance of Harry walking into the forest then they're no fan. Seriously.
  6. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Too bad there won't be anymore movies or books, which sucks
  7. Ghost Chosen One

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    If Lucas can make a Sequel Trilogy, JK Rowling can write more books in the Potterverse, in 10-30 years :p (They just wouldn't be Harry Potter books... but an Al Potter trilogy? Definitely possible). And we are getting a little more information in Pottermore, I haven't done CoS or PoA yet but I loved the background info for Professor McGonagall and her tragic love life, very unexpected and interesting.
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  8. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    That site is soo slow for me lol :p
  9. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Oh dear oh dear it's here! BRB, going back to Hogwarts.

    Let there be Snape and Dumbledore.[face_praying]
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  10. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Found a major spelling mistake on the back of my copy of Prisoner of Azkaban book

    it says

    "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has all the dramatic flair a reader of any age could want" [face_laugh] that is funny
  11. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    It's more of a factual mistake rather than spelling... :p
  12. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    IMO it would have. Don't forget that Voldemort is taking down people as he's being pushed in the hall, and also ends up fighting 3 Wizards at one time in the hall. Which to me that scene being left out was unforgiveable. In other words the audience is seeing Voldemort in action, and are seeing how powerful a Wizard he is. The audience has also already seen him and Harry have their little tug of war of spells in Goblet of Fire. so other than that the fight was mostly just them merging and Voldemort doing stuff to make use of the 3D.

    So since we've already seen an epic visual battle with Voldemort fighting, what's wrong with an epic battle of words that ends with a simple spell proving how doomed Voldmort was? Plus we miss out on ending it in the Great Hall which is the most popular visual setting in the films, and books for that matter.

    Let me add also that the fight between Molly and Bellatrix was better in the book. Mostly because of the 6 books of build up of Molly as the true mother of the series. She's a very important character.
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  13. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    I used to really love HP but my love for it was gone down. I do really love Dobby though <3. My favorite book is HBP, it's so good. I really loved the romance between Harry and Ginny. She's one of my favorite characters.
  14. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Yeah, the book version of the final showdown wasnt nearly as "cinematic," but I wouldve loved it if the writers were able to work in "you never learn, do you Tom" That was pretty epic.
  15. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I didn't like what they did with Dumbledore in the movie either.
  16. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    He looked too much like Gandalf

    I didn't really like Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, Richard Harris was sooo much better, R.I.P.
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  17. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Too bad Richard Harris looked like he was about to fall over in COS.
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  18. Everton Chosen One

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    What annoys me about the final showdown in the film is that when Tom dies, he disintegrates. For me it's always been extraordinarily important that when Tom finally dies he is seen to collapse - well - rather pathetically. His self-appointed majesty utterly stripped away. There, on the floor, is a dead man. Nothing more, nothing less. I think people needed to see that. Plus, if anyone whose life Tom affected (which is most people) wanted to see his body, achieve some catharsis, they could. Instead, the film arses about with a special effect which actually lends his death some majesty he did not deserve.
  19. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    I actually liked Voldemort's death. It sort of echoes Quirrel's in that they both just kind of crumble into nothing.
  20. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Yea, I also liked Voldemort's death in the movie, it shows that he was no longer human when he split his soul into 7 pieces so when he died, he crumbled into pieces
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  21. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    It also speaks to the transient nature of evil. Something will always come along eventually and sweep it aside.
  22. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Voldemort's death was better than Bellatrix's. My lord that was awful
  23. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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  24. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I must be the only one that liked Bellatrix's death [face_laugh]

    Mrs. Weasley used Petrificus Totalus and some exploding spell
  25. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Voldemort crumbling into a thousand pieces was so much better than Bellatrix getting Petrificus Totalused and then exploding was bad, really bad. Threw me out of the movie for a minute.