Sorry I think I missed something. How was Kreacher's involvement in Harry rushing tot he ministry really that important? If they understood clearly within the movie that Dumbledore was ignoring Harry, how is it relevant if they read the books? I thought the issue was that the movie didn't illustrate that Dumbledore was ignoring Harry. If they managed to figure that out I would think the film succeeded. Wasn't she the one who explained to Harry who the Thestrals were and suggested they ride them to the ministry? Honestly I didn't feel the changes were much a detriment, the factor that really hurt the film was time. They just didn't spend enough time on certain things and moved on too quickly. They set a quick pace and the film didn't feel like it lagged but there were moments when just a little bit more would have really helped, particularly in the third act. And I still don't understand why they put in Grawp. EDIT: Sorry, those questions weren't intended to be snide remarks but I was genuinely looking for clarification.