People, please, read Harry Potter as well as watch the movies!
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. Make fun of me if you like, but you know both the books and movies are awesome. That’s what I’m here to talk about, the books and the movies. I won’t be another one of those people who just says “read the books, they’re better than the movie!” I want to go slightly more in depth.
First off, let me tell you I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I remember first hearing about it when I was in seventh grade (1999). I usually heard about it because people would say either I or others looked like Harry Potter, what with the long hair and glasses. Kids still tell me this to this day. Anyways, I started reading the books for book reports in school. I needed something to read and I heard this was good. I fell in love with the story and heard they were making movies. I believe the first movie came out in 2001, so as you can see, it wasn’t too far in the future. Since then, I’ve read every book and seen all but the last movie. Yes, it’s true that books are better than movies because there are always so much more content. This wasn’t really true at the beginning of the series. The first movie barley took anything out of the story. The second was pretty much the same as the first, but there was a lack of the mystery of who opened the Chamber of Secrets and petrified all those people. As the story progressed, huge chunks were taken out and some things were invented without any reasoning!
Today, I went browsing around for Blu Rays at Amazon. I ran into a review of the Blu Ray “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price.” I wanted to get the Ultimate Editions to see if there was any extra content added to the movies. That’s the reason why I bought the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings. Yes the movies were long, but there were still parts missing. Even with the extended editions, there were still parts missing! This quick review I found hade a great example of the things that were taken away, replaced, or completely invented in this movie. There’s little quick bullet points to get to the point, unlike this article. You can find the review HERE.
So, let me wrap this all up by saying if you love Harry Potter, you can enjoy the movies, just make sure you read the books at some point in your life!