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(no subject) [Sep. 17th, 2004|10:32 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting
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I'm glad there are people in this world who realized how horrible the third movie was. Now onto my ranting...(this might get a little long).

Aboslutely unfaithful to the book. There were loads of important scenes (such as Lupin telling Harry about the Marauder's Map) cut out to be replaced by semi-funny, pretty corny jokes with the Whomping Willow. Also, Ron's lines kept being stolen by Hermione!! Plus, Hermione wasn't even Hermione!! WTF??!! Her hair was barely even curly and it was BLONDE!!! She was wearing PINK!!! The hell? Okay, Hermione would wear pink but I don't think she'd seriously wear some pink hoodie with a pastel rainbow belt. Hermione's not like that. And her hair...god, her hair. That was wrong. Dumbledore sucked! I miss Richard Harris!! Too bad he's gone. What's up with tying his beard?? I'd also like to say Ron was extremely neglected in this movie! Just because Ron broke his leg and can't go with Harry and Hermione back in time, doesn't mean he'll be invisible for the other parts of the movie. I mean, Hermione was turned into a cat in the second movie and she was certainly there! Plus, they made Ron seem like some brainless idiot! He's funny not stupid!! Jeez!! I seriously hate the muggle clothes. How come they can make Ron stay in his old sweaters while Harry and Hermione wear cool, modern muggle clothes? I know Hermione's a muggle-born and Harry lives with his muggle aunt and uncle, but they're not the reigning king and queen of high school or something! Especially with Hermione's clothes! I hated it! Especially the entire pink crap!!

Now the acting. I certainly have to say Dan and Rupert's acting skills have absolutely improved to professional-like acting!! I applaude you. Now with Emma...*snort* Was she even acting? I don't think so. She was like a trying-hard kind of actor in this movie. And what's with the line, "Is that really what my hair looks like from the back?" I don't know if that a-hole Kloves put that or Emma altered that line. Either way, that was wrong. Hermione certainly does NOT care how her hair looks like from the back!! And I've heard Cuaron let the kids wear their own clothes in some scenes and I think Emma wore hers in the last ones in her overly-cute pink getup. I just hated it that they made Hermione wear jeans. If Emma can't deal with the bookish style of Hermione, she should be fired. How inconsiderate of her.

And what's with punching Draco? Wasn't Hermione supposed to *slap* him? Punching made it seem stupid and I don't think Hermione would punch somebody. Emma probably altered that so she can have another reason to say "girl powaaaaah!!!". Ugh. Lupin was nice, but he seriously reminded me of Hitler with that moustache. And Professor Trelawny!! She's not crazy, she's just fake! And I did NOT like the fact they computerized her voice when she talked about the Dark Lord reuniting with his servant and blah blah blah...wrong!! She's not supposed to sound constipated! She's just supposed to sound misty and kinda eerie.

And from what I've seen in the GoF movie stills, there hasn't been much of an improvement. Hermione's hair is blonder and straighter than ever and she's wearing PINK modern clothes again!!! On the other hand, everything else seems fine. I just hope Emma doesn't alter some line or steals Ron's lines!!

To make things easier...I hated:
1. that they cut important scenes
2. that they made Ron sort of a loser
3. the muggle clothes
4. Emma
5. how the portrayed Hermione
6. jeez, forget it. I hated everything.

And if some Emma fan will go, "OMG!!1 WTF??/!!11 emma lyk Did n0t suck!!!!11 lyk ur juzt jeluzzz!!!!! ur lyk 2tali meean!!!11 shiz da gr8st actRss evaaahhh!!!!1 lyk gurL powaahh s n0t lam3!!!!!11 lyk duh!!!11 ur jst jeLuz!!!!!11 OMG!!11 m g0nna ryt a Leettr 2 emma h0w meen u r n sHiz g0nna kiLL u!!!!!11 OMG!!!!!11" h3r cLothz r0ck!!!!!1 i lyk 2Tali id0lyz h3r!!!!!11 n heRminee's hair wuz 2tali kewl!!!!11 i looo00ooOOOOoovd it!!!!!11 OMFG!!! ur jst jeluz!!!!!1 lyk OMG!!!!!11 ur jeluZ n m3een!!! ur a biatchZ!!!!!1111 m g0nna t3LL my m0Mmy!!!11" then I'm sorry for you. I hate Emma so screw you.
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It's amazing... [Jul. 10th, 2004|10:45 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

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I find it interesting that everyone is talking about certain things that bug them about the movie, but I haven't seen one person mentioning what bugged me most of all.

That being, the destruction of Ron.

Ron is funny, but he isn't stupid. But by watching these movies you'd never know that. Has anyone even noticed that the character of Ron is getting dumbed down in each new film? Ron can be pigheaded and temperamental, but he's loyal and brave and smart. They don't show any of this in the movies--especially PoA--where he stood around looking scared for half the movie and the other half he was being ignored when he asked questions about what was going on. And Harry and Hermione not telling Ron what happened with the time turner really pissed me off. The way they wrote the PoA script, it looked as if everyone and their mother knew why Hermione was arriving to class late except Ron. When Draco calls Hermione a Mudblood in Hogsmeade, it's Harry who comes to her defense by throwing a snowball--not Ron. Ron just stands there like an idiot when Malfoy says that--and canon!Ron would never do that.

It's not Rupert Grint's fault. He's a good actor and doing the best with what he's given. But I don't want him to be the cartoon character of the three and just stupid comic relief. Ron is more than that--and the writers and director's are screwing that all up.

I honestly dread seeing what they're going to do in Goblet of Fire. Ron will probably not even blink when Hermione goes to the ball with Viktor. Instead he may just grin stupidly and give them his blessing. Ugh!

Rant over.
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Transcript? [Jul. 4th, 2004|11:25 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

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Realizing that a movie has different requirements than a book to make it successful, I'm doing a blow by blow comparison of the book and the movie. I'm using the chapter layout of the book as a guideline rather than a bible for the story, and I'm posting my "analysis" in a chapter by chapter format.

To that end (and so that I don't have to see POA again, because I'm horribly fearful it will be worse the second time around and I've had wasted $9.50 and all that time), I was wondering if anyone has a transcript of the film or if they knew where a bootleg could be downloaded?

So far, I've posted through Chapter 4 and am working on Chapter 5. I must say, there are some very good things about the film up to this point ... scenes that kept the story moving forward, kept the pace up, which is very important in a movie. Sadly, there were several missed opportunities to foreshadow that made later portions of the film much less effective.

This is probably my major complaint with the film. There is a mystery to this story, a sense of foreboding, a sense of real peril to Harry's life that just feels minimized in the movie. My other problem is that there is too much focus on theme; a good story has a strong plot from which a theme blossoms, but without a strong plot, the theme becomes loosely strung together pictures ... moving pictures like those that line the stairwell at Hogwarts ... two dimensional, where motivations and backgrounds and true growth are never fully realized. I'm just not convinced the director really understood the material.

So, anyway, if there's a transcript or a copy of the film floating about, I'd appreciate knowing about it! And please feel free to read my lj if you're interested in my chapter by chapter "analysis." I'll try to figure out how to add them to my memories section sometime soon. Cheers.
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Need for a New Mod [Jun. 30th, 2004|04:17 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

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Hello everyone! Okay, I'm just wondering if there would be someone else in this community would would be willing to take over the Maintainer/Moderator position here?

I just don't have time to run this, and really have no desire to run it any longer either. So please comment here. It's not hard work, it's just not my bag anymore. :D

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Not a ranting, but for anyone who doesn't know: [Jun. 30th, 2004|02:51 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

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Rowling Reveals Title of Sixth Potter BookCollapse )
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2004|03:38 am]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

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Hello, I'm new to this community, but I am very glad that it is here. I haven't had time to read most the other entries posted here, but I just have to get this rant off of my chest.

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Thanks for listening, or reading rather. I've had this built up for weeks, but because none of my friends read the book, I've had no one to share with. Wow, I feel much better.
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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2004|02:06 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

Well I saw PoA again yesterday. I have to say I liked it a whole lot better the second time I saw it. Some things still did annoy me though like the fact they showed little of Quidditch and they didnt even state that they won the cup. No Marauders!! Ahh. Last but not least the ending. No matter what anybody says I will always be annoyed with the ending. I just found it a tad bit random (sorry if you disagree). It really seems like Cuaron was like, "Oh yeah! The firebolt scene! I totally forgot about that, oh well just add it in the end nobody will care". Other than that Alfonso did a great job with the movie even though a lot of things were different. Ok well im done with my mini-rant. Bye
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oh my [Jun. 28th, 2004|07:03 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting
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The Marauders.
WHERE THE BLOODY HELL DID THEY GO? this pretty much the only thign i was able to rant about,. I remmeber sitting st the edge of my seat, watching the end where Harry Goes into Lupin's office and when he's walking away I was thinking .... come on, ask about the maruders,! he's gonna ask.... and he didn't.
I thought the marauders where supposed to be a big part of the damn book!
Why the hell didn't cuaron put them it?
and the quidditch cup!! i was really lookiward to that. .... *walk away still ranting about no quidditch cup and no maruders.*
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heh [Jun. 15th, 2004|09:53 am]
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POA... [Jun. 14th, 2004|01:57 pm]
Harry Potter Movies Ranting

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