the nonconformist penguin and the Almighty Bob (newbia) wrote in anti_hp_films,
the nonconformist penguin and the Almighty Bob
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1.) Name: Newbia

2.) Age: 14

3.) How long have you been a Harry Potter fan? I read SS in first grade (it's the first book I ever remember enjoying), so around 7 years now.

4.) What was your overall impression of the Harry Potter films? SS was okay. I wasn't blown away by any means (I almost stayed in to watch Saturday mornining cartoons rather than see the second movie), but it was okay. CoS wasn't a Casablanca either. However, I hated--HATED--Prisoner of Azkaban. It was a complete travesty! I had to actually leave the theater during the scene on the bridge where Lupin talked about Lily. I refused to see GoF, even when my friend threatened to stab me if I didn't see it (really).

5.) What elements in the films (SS, CoS, PoA) did you dislike the most? First of all, the completely new people they've replaced Harry's best friends with. Hermione has been replaced by a Supergirl who wears stylish jeans and basically does everything and saves the day, without actually being compassionate enough to fight for the rights of house elves or smart enough to read all the time (because then she might become a nerd, and the filmmakers can't have that!). Ron has been replaced by some oaf, and for some reason Harry keeps letting him hang around with him and Hermione.

Second of all, they've totally gotten rid of all the small stuff. The things that I love most about the book are the small things: the humor; how well-developed and detailed the world is; and how even the small characters get an interesting background. All of the subplots and subtle details that added richness and depth to the story are gone.

It was summed up perfectly in Mad Magazine's parody of the fourth movie: "Welcome to another thrill-packed semester here at Halfwits!" says Dumbledore. "Together, we shall accomplish the impossible! Namely, take a 734-page book and somehow cram it into a 130-minute movie! So if you're into those annoying chapters with the "civil rights movement for elves", take your geeky nerd diatribes to the Internet! That subplot is OUT of here!"

6.) If you met Steve Kloves (the script writer) on the street, what would you do/say to him? Eh, I wouldn't take it out on him. It's not *totally* his fault.
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