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Your favorite Harry Potter movies

Amit Kumargupta
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I like all Harry Potter movies.
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Originally posted by Amit Kumargupta:
I like all Harry Potter movies.


Really.


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Amit Kumargupta
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Originally posted by Rahul Bhattacharjee:


Really.


You have any doubt
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Amit Kumargupta:
I like all Harry Potter movies.


I haven't seen any. :roll:


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Originally posted by Mani Ram:


I haven't seen any. :roll:


Same here!


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Mark Spritzler
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Rahul is trying to make something funny out of how you statement is phrased. However, it really isn't funny.

Personally I like the most recent one that just came out. I was disappointed in the third movie, since for the longest time that was my favorite book.

But I can still watch each and every one of them again and again. I own all the DVDs.

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Nik Arora
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I have also not seen even one
Eugene Abarquez
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The best book I've read out of the Harry Potter series was the fifth one, so I was pretty dissapointed to see the most recent movie that came out. David Yates scrapped a lot of the best parts of that book. Well we might say it is his way of owning the story, that the movie is really different from the book, that the movie adaptation should stand independent of its source, blah blah blah, but still I didn't like it.

And why does Lord Voldemort's nose in these movies looked like that of Michael Jackson's? Is this a statement against plastic surgery? That plastic surgery is evil?


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Marilyn de Queiroz
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I haven't seen the most recent one yet. I also own DVDs of all the previous ones.


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Mark Spritzler
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Eugene, what you want to take into consideration with the movies, is that they can't fit everything in the book into the movie, so they have to pick and chose. And they will chose which parts are 100% needed to tell the whole story of the book and the whole series. Which parts are integral that must be shown in order for the next movies to make sense. So in one case, if that means removing a character like Cho's friend, doesn't make the whole story coming up to make no sense. The same thing with the third movie, does them not showing then winning the Quiditch House Cup mean that you can't now show how Vold.. er He-who-must-not-be named comes back to life? No.

And also realize it isn't the director amking it their own that makes these decisions. JK herself plays a huge role in deciding what goes and what stays.

Mark
Eugene Abarquez
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Mark, I would like to list down all the parts of the book that I think were pretty important but were scrapped, but I'm afraid it would spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it yet so I'd rather not. Anyway, I get your point, that the movie is more condensed than the book so some parts should be left out. But I think there is a way to do a movie adaptation that would make those who have read the book not grimace and say "I don't think that's quiet what happened," at least that is how I reacted. I loved the Lord of the Rings movies. I don't think they're 100 percent faithful to the Tolkien books, but I liked them very much. Let's just say David Yates is no Peter Jackson.
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The fifth book was by far the worst. It dragged and dragged, especially the beginning hanging around Sirius' house for what felt like an eternity. Frankly, I was very impressed that they were able to make a fast-paced, engaging movie out of that enormous snooze-fest!


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Ashok Mor
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yes all Harry Potter movies are good.
Mark Spritzler
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Thanks Eugene for not posting spoilers. I understand your frustration, I had the exact same feeling from the third movie. I think since then I have been much more lenient and has made the movies much better.

Mark
Amit Kumargupta
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I think Mostly JavaRancher dnt like Harry Potter Movies...


[ August 01, 2007: Message edited by: Amit Kumargupta ]
Mark Spritzler
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Originally posted by Amit Kumargupta:
I think Mostly JavaRancher dnt like Harry Potter Movies...



[ August 01, 2007: Message edited by: Amit Kumargupta ]


How did you even come up with that? I mean there are like maybe 10 posts in this thread and over 150,000 JavaRanch members, so that is below a .001% of the make up of JavaRanch members, and I think 50% of the 10 posts are positive. So we have too small a sample to make any good guess and whether most did or didn't like Harry Potter movies.

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