… because they’ve ignored important parts of the book?
WARNING: here comes tl:dr musings… Feel free to not give an ‘eff.
A: Honestly, not really because I try to enjoy the film series as a separate narrative from the book series. I.e., I don’t re-read the book 7 before movie 7 comes out because I want to enjoy the movie as is, un-beleaguered by comparisons that lead to observations that “omg this important plot detail or character development was left out. Imma RAGE.”
Because, I like to be surprised anew. For example, I knew Neville became the BAMF I always suspected him to be, but had forgotten how exactly. And then when I see it, I’m like, Oh Neville your rock. I always believed in you!!
I guess you can call it willful ignorance?
THAT BEING SAID…. I have been re-watching the film series from the beginning after seeing HP 7.2. We gotta prolong our childhood somehow…right, my friends? I have to say, the Chris Columbus films (#1 and 2) were not as bad as I had figured they’d be.
BUT! Number 3, Prisoner of Azkaban, which had been held in high esteem, now fell because Guillermo del Toro never made it clear that MWPP was the the epic male friendship circle of Harry Potter’s dad’s friends. James Potter really gets the short shrift in the film series, right?
All we ever see of James Potter is a photograph of him waltzing with Lily Potter around some fountain that looks suspiciously like the scene had been shot in NYC’s Central Park. And then, with so much screen time given to Snape (not complaining), the characterization of Harry’s father is that of a douche that stole Harry’s mother from what would have been an epic romance with Snape. But…imo, Snape is like a major creeper harboring a crush for way too long. I don’t blame you tho, professor.
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