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Old 25-08-2013, 12:22
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My least favorite Harry Potter movie would definitely have to be the Half Blood Prince. It felt too much like a teenage soap with the whole Lavender/Ron/Hermionie and Harry/Ginny nonsense. I also found myself yawning and getting very restless which is something that never happens me when watching any Harry Potter movies because I have been a huge fan of the franchise since the get go. The only part of the movie that aroused interest for me was the last 10 minutes when Dumbledore got killed.

The Order Of The Phoenix comes a very close second, they did not stay loyal to the book as much as I would have liked!

P.S Was it ever explained what happened to Cho Chang in the Half Blood Prince. In the previous two movies Harry was almost fixated with her and then she was never heard of in the next movie?
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Old 25-08-2013, 12:32
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Half Blood Price. Really, it's all but devoid of more than a paragraph or two of story.
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Old 25-08-2013, 12:34
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Half Blood Price. Really, it's all but devoid of more than a paragraph or two of story.
In english pleases.....?

But it's nice to know that someone else found it weak.
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Old 25-08-2013, 12:37
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Half Blood Price. Really, it's all but devoid of more than a paragraph or two of story.
Yep. Agree completely.
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Old 25-08-2013, 13:10
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In english pleases.....?

But it's nice to know that someone else found it weak.
I thought that was English :P

Translated: there's no story to HBP. It's all one huge set up for the "big" finale...

Which was the least shocking thing ever.

Rowling SHOULD have killed Hagrid if she wanted some emotional connect with the audience.
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Old 25-08-2013, 13:43
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The Half-Blood Prince is one of my favourites I love how dark it is.

My least favourite is probably Goblet of Fire. Not totally sure why - it's just a bit 'meh' for me!
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Old 25-08-2013, 13:56
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Goblet of Fire is a complete mess of a movie - it and Half Blood Prince fall into the trap of fixating on the teenage romance bits to the detriment of the actual story, though Half-Blood Prince has more good moments than Goblet of Fire does, so Goblet of Fire is probably my least favourite overall.

Order of the Phoenix misses far too much out and what remains isn't done well.

Prisoner of Azkaban inexplicably added those stupid shrunken heads yet didn't manage to find the time to explain the Marauders' Map properly!

The first two movies are a bit too light, but they are at least fairly true to the books.

Really the only ones I was impressed by are the two parts of Deathly Hallows, and even then they managed to completely ruin the climax of the final battle!
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Old 25-08-2013, 14:15
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Half-Blood Prince by far. It was such a drag of a film and one big bore. Not a patch on the book at all, and I liked the other adaptations for what they were, for the most part.
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Old 25-08-2013, 14:37
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Half-Blood Prince or Chamber of Secrets.
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Old 25-08-2013, 14:46
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Goblet of Fire is a complete mess of a movie - it and Half Blood Prince fall into the trap of fixating on the teenage romance bits to the detriment of the actual story, though Half-Blood Prince has more good moments than Goblet of Fire does, so Goblet of Fire is probably my least favourite overall.

Order of the Phoenix misses far too much out and what remains isn't done well.

Prisoner of Azkaban inexplicably added those stupid shrunken heads yet didn't manage to find the time to explain the Marauders' Map properly!

The first two movies are a bit too light, but they are at least fairly true to the books.

Really the only ones I was impressed by are the two parts of Deathly Hallows, and even then they managed to completely ruin the climax of the final battle!
So basically you didn't like any of them!
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Old 25-08-2013, 14:49
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Goblet of Fire is a complete mess of a movie - it and Half Blood Prince fall into the trap of fixating on the teenage romance bits to the detriment of the actual story, though Half-Blood Prince has more good moments than Goblet of Fire does, so Goblet of Fire is probably my least favourite overall.

Order of the Phoenix misses far too much out and what remains isn't done well.

Prisoner of Azkaban inexplicably added those stupid shrunken heads yet didn't manage to find the time to explain the Marauders' Map properly!

The first two movies are a bit too light, but they are at least fairly true to the books.

Really the only ones I was impressed by are the two parts of Deathly Hallows, and even then they managed to completely ruin the climax of the final battle!
This sounds a bit weird but I liked and disliked the GOF at the same time. The Goblet Of Fire is when things get really dark. The Opening Scene give me shivers, Cedrics Death was great, The return of the little specky gohst girl etc. However I didn't enjoy the different schools joining up or the Quiddich World Cup scenes.
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Old 25-08-2013, 14:50
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So basically you didn't like any of them!


I think after the fourth movie the franchise began to get a little bit stale. I much preferred the first 3 movie than the latter one's.
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Old 25-08-2013, 14:59
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Don't really like the last 5, Part 5-8 were all directed by David Yates.
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Old 25-08-2013, 15:48
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For me I think making Half Blood Prince a good movie would be fairly difficult. The highlight of the book is undoubtedly the Voldemort penseive expeditions but I appreciate the impracticality of basing a big box office adventure film around flashbacks. It's probably the only installment in the entire series that we
get a fairly 'normal' year at Hogwarts, and despite it's drawbacks I think a decent effort was made with what they had.

I'd probably put Goblet of Fire as the worst personally. They had so much good material but struggled to give the film much of a cohesive narrative. The films can be guilty of being no more than a highlights package of the book but this one especially so. Definitely the most disappointing.
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:08
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I don't like Goblet of Fire

Main reason is I think Michael Gambon played Dumbledore all wrong in it.
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:12
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Prisoner of Azkaban. So many important parts left out to be replaced by annoying shrunken heads, strange sweet eating thing in the Gryffindor bedroom, birds commiting suicide by flying in to the Whomping Willow etc etc
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:12
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Goblet of Fire

I thought that it was badly directed and poorly acted. Francis De La Tour and Trigger were awful and even Dumbledore came across as a bit of a nutter. It has the worst musical score of all of the movies and there was also too much slapstick comedy for my liking.

Luckily David Yates got the franchise back on track.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:13
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Order of the Phoenix misses far too much out and what remains isn't done well.
Really? Longest book of the series and I thought they did a good job with making it plot focused.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:16
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Really? Longest book of the series and I thought they did a good job with making it plot focused.
Order Of The Phoenix Sucked!
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:25
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Another one for Goblet of Fire. I found it slow, plodding and uninteresting.

I think the latter films all needed to be two parters (not that I want them to be) as the books were getting bigger and so more stuff was being cut out or not used correctly so it made sense if you haven't read the books.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:25
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Deathly Hallows Part 1 was boring as hell. Long expositional scenes that ruined the pacing of the film, a real train wreck.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:30
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This sounds a bit weird but I liked and disliked the GOF at the same time. The Goblet Of Fire is when things get really dark. The Opening Scene give me shivers, Cedrics Death was great
I think GOF is a good movie. But GOF is the only HP I haven't read (I'm not sure why that is...) so I haven't got a clue what's missed out or not. I must read GOF...

And it doesn't matter how much I've watched GOF - that moment Harry arrives back with Cedric's dead body still makes me cry. That moment is very well done; everybody's initial cheer as they see Harry with the cup then their slow realisation that Cedric is dead. Cedric's dad's reaction is heart-breaking... then you see Harry get pulled away....

I think that scene is one of my favourites in the film series.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:32
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I think the latter films all needed to be two parters (not that I want them to be) as the books were getting bigger and so more stuff was being cut out or not used correctly so it made sense if you haven't read the books.
It may have been an idea to have the theatrical versions but also perhaps a 'for the fans' longer, more detailed version available? Maybe...
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:39
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my least favourite film is 'Chamber of Secrets'. I'm not sure why, I just don't enjoy it and never watch the film when it's on TV. It's also the one HP film I don't own on DVD. When I read the book the first time, I felt the pacing and structure was too similar to Philosophers Stone and this may be part of the reason I don't enjoy it as a film?

But I appreciate the storyline in book 2 now because it's such an important moment in the series
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:48
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Half Blood Prince by far. Too much teen romance and not enough of the actual plot. The first 2 films were a bit light but at least they stuck to the story. I liked the feel of the Prisoner of Azkaban but was annoyed that the Mauraders Map wasn't explained properly. The Goblet of Fire was enjoyable but not very cohesive. The Order of the Phoenix was OK but when Yates took over a lot of the 'magic' was lost in that sea of greyness he put over the films.
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