19 Things The Harry Potter Movies Got Incredibly Wrong
1. Ditching poor Peeves
Why? Especially considering that his scenes were *actually filmed*. Sadly, Rik Mayall's work didn't make the final cut.
2. Scrapping the potions puzzle in The Philosopher’s Stone
It was an important part of the book that highlighted how over-reliant on magic wizards and witches can be, not to mention Hermione's cleverness. But no, instead, we got a super-long game of chess.
3. The redemption of Dudley Dursley
JK Rowling made quite a big deal out of nicely closed the Dursley story arch. But in the movies? All we see is the Dursleys running away.
4. The Marauders' story
We see the map, but without background book knowledge we would never know how it came about in the first place.
5. Ageing up the cast
Lily and James potter were 21 when they were killed. 15-odd years later when Harry’s at Hogwarts, neither Sirius, Lupin, or Snape look like they’re in their mid-thirties.
6. The Gaunt's family story
It's such a shame that we never get a proper understanding of what happened to Tom Riddle.
7. Ron and Hermione's first kiss
What looked like a simple smooch in the movies was a much bigger thing in the books.
8. Sacking off S.P.E.W.
And with it, an important lesson in tolerance and equality.
9. Where's Charlie Weasley?
Charlie, commonly considered to be the most fanciable Weasley brother, is almost totally omitted from the movies, except for that one time he appears in a family photo.
10. Snape's story
Why did Snape style himself The Half-Blood Prince? Movie goes have no idea. He admits the textbook's his and that's the end of that.
11. Rita Skeeter's animagus alter-ego
Such a key element of the books so sadly ignored.
12. “’Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire, Harry?’ Dumbledore asked, calmly.”
Not quite how it went down on screen.
13. The Disarming Charm
By film eight, uttering the word "expelliarmus" literally does anything.
In the books, Percy's estrangement from the Weasleys - and ultimate redemption - was a big deal. In the movies, he just sort of vanishes.
15. Everything about Ginny
Like how awkward and plain she was in the films compared to the funny, likeable, witty character we'd come to know and love.
16. Ron’s character development
In the books, he’s actually a helpful, wholesome, clever human being. It's not a side of him we get to see a lot of on screen.
17. Voldemort's death
“Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snake-like face vacant and unknowing” 'Yeah, sure, whatever,' said the filmmakers.
18. The epilogue
So much bad.
19. Harry’s eyes
They’re green, goddammit!
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