BOO! — 7 years ago
Those people who said it was the best movie yet (just like they said about PoA, mind you) are in SERIOUS denial. The only parts that were well done was anything having to do with Voldemort (i.e. the Death Eaters, the graveyard scene, etc.) and the hottness of Cedric Diggory. Other than that I was disappointed just like I was with PoA.
Each book has an amazing plot written for the screenplay writers. All they need to do is to decide what goes and what stays. They don’t need to change the plot around. The problem with all the Harry Potter movies is they’ll change something around and then they have to compensate for what they changed in the next movie therefore they keep getting more and more screwed up.
I look at making books into movies as a way of confirming my imagination. Putting a face to a character or showing me a setting that I couldn’t exactly imagine. And when they take away characters or bits of the plot it just ruins it for me. There is a reason why Rowling put everything in there that she did and I think the screenplay writers need to respect that.
And the fact they add unecessary stuff in and can’t even keep the REAL stuff in makes me mad even more. Hogwarts is a school of Witchcraft & Wizardry. It is NOT a regular school therefore there is NO reason to put in choirs with singing toads and marching bands. Stuff like that just ruins it for me.
Besides, there is NO excuse to cut things when Return of the King was almost 4 hours long. I mean you would think with the money they’ve made from the last 3 movies they could afford to make it better. Not just jump through a billion chapters and still cut stuff out and add stuff where it doesn’t belong.
They’ve officially ruined Harry Potter movies and need to stop making them. I don’t think I will go see OotP. I tried to give GoF a fair chance (I saw it twice) but I’d have to say the soundtrack was much better than the movie itself. Save a movie ticket, buy the soundtrack. You’ll be glad you did.