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we all remember what happened when j.k Rowling game Warner brothers 100 creative control the first movie was good but then it started to get a disaster.

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  • Really? I sort of think those movies improved a lot when Chris Columbus quit.

  • @TomSuperman said: we all remember what happened when j.k Rowling game Warner brothers 100 creative control the first movie was good but then it started to get a disaster.


    I dunno, I didn't really like the first two. The later ones were much better in my opinion, though the third is still my favourite.

    But then, I've never read the books. Maybe they ruined something that I'm not aware of.

  • @sock-fox said: I dunno, I didn't really like the first two. The later ones were much better in my opinion, though the third is still my favorite.

    But then, I've never read the books. Maybe they ruined something that I'm not aware of.

    Harry Potter and the order of phoenix was pathetic they cut 75% of the book and it was the largest children book in history 900 pages instead of making 2 films of order of phoenix their making a 2 film part harry potter and the deathly hallow. Plus order of the phoenix was a very dark film.

  • I know we're straying off topic, but having read all the Harry Potter books (starting the first one before the movies were even announced), and also being a regular movie-goer, I have to agree a little more with Tabacco.

    The first two HP movies had a lot of the books' plotlines in them, but they lacked soul and magic, and were far too long and poorly paced.

    HP3 was a much better film - lean, well paced, good cinematography and not too long. Darker edge too.
    HP4 (the best of the books, IMO) was a good enough film, but still dragged a bit.

    HP5 is the worst of the books. It might be 900 pages long, TomSuperman, but in those 900 pages NOTHING HAPPENS! It's terrible. The only plot worthy stuff is in the last 100 pages. That said, I'm stupendously amazed at how good the film compares. They cut out 99% of the crap of the book, all of the tedious subplots and just got to the meat of what happened in the book - and it made the film somewhat watchable!

    HP6 (book) is also long and tedious - 800 or so pages and it's 99% backstory, and not plot! HP7 was a much better book, and did well at pulling together loose plot threads from the previous books as well as introducing new information to drive its plot forward.

    I will still see the remaining films, but I still reckon getting Alfonso Cuaron back would be a good move. David Yates (HP5) is supposedly directing the remaining films, which may be OK, I guess, but I think Cuaron captured the dark edge needed...

    So, about those Bone movies?

  • @Molokov said: I know we're straying off topic, but having read all the Harry Potter books (starting the first one before the movies were even announced), and also being a regular movie-goer, I have to agree a little more with Tabacco.

    The first two HP movies had a lot of the books' plotlines in them, but they lacked soul and magic, and were far too long and poorly paced.

    HP3 was a much better film - lean, well paced, good cinematography and not too long. Darker edge too.
    HP4 (the best of the books, IMO) was a good enough film, but still dragged a bit.

    HP5 is the worst of the books. It might be 900 pages long, TomSuperman, but in those 900 pages NOTHING HAPPENS! It's terrible. The only plot worthy stuff is in the last 100 pages. That said, I'm stupendously amazed at how good the film compares. They cut out 99% of the crap of the book, all of the tedious subplots and just got to the meat of what happened in the book - and it made the film somewhat watchable!

    HP6 (book) is also long and tedious - 800 or so pages and it's 99% backstory, and not plot! HP7 was a much better book, and did well at pulling together loose plot threads from the previous books as well as introducing new information to drive its plot forward.

    I will still see the remaining films, but I still reckon getting Alfonso Cuaron back would be a good move. David Yates (HP5) is supposedly directing the remaining films, which may be OK, I guess, but I think Cuaron captured the dark edge needed...

    So, about those Bone movies?

    Many people didn't like Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix film because it was very dark.Maybe it was suited to a TV series.Point is that they would probably do that to the largest bone book and they weren't given 90% good review for the films despite the massive budget while many low budget films are liked better than harry potter and i do mean many.

  • When books get made into movies, things get cut. If they didn't cut anything the movie would be overly long and some stuff just doesn't work well on film. Just because stuff was cut out of OOTP doesn't make it a bad movie.

  • Yeah but why make a 2 part series of the half blood prince instead of order of the phoenix.?

  • They aren't making Half-blood Prince into two parts.

  • Since this has drifted so far off topic, I've moved these posts to a new thread.

  • @xChri5x said: They aren't making Half-blood Prince into two parts.

    Of deathly hallows.

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