It has been a decade since the last Harry Potter the movie came out. Yet this magical franchise remains one of the most successful book adaptations in Hollywood today. In fact, estimates indicate that the eight Harry Potter The films have earned a total of $ 7.8 billion at the box office. And arguably the franchise’s main character, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) himself had a lot to do with its success.
However, for those who have read the JK Rowling books, one would note that there are times when the Harry book would have been disappointed in the Harry movie, as much as he would be immensely proud in other cases.
10 Hate: Harry’s contempt for wizard robes in the Prisoner of Azkaban
Every time Harry and his schoolmates return to Hogwarts, they are expected to roam the school and grounds in their robes. After all, it serves as their uniform and even indicates the house to which they belong.
However, in the Prisoner of Azkaban, fans may have noticed that Harry and various other characters seem to prefer Muggle clothing. It turns out that the move had been intentional on the part of costume designer Jany Temime. “I thought they should look normal, that they should look like normal children,” told InStyle.
9 Proud of: Harry recovers Cedric’s body
Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson) is only briefly listed in the franchise, but it can be argued that his presence had a profound effect on Harry, especially his death. Cedric was among the wizards who competed in the Triwizard Tournament. Harry and he had finished together for the last task, in which they had to navigate a maze.
Unfortunately, the situation became more dangerous when the men were transported out of the competition and into a graveyard where Wormtail senselessly murders Cedric in cold blood. Later, Harry manages to bring Cedric’s body to the tournament grounds.
8 Hate: Harry sends Aunt Marge floating out of the house
It’s true that Harry’s relatives are some of the most despicable Muggles we’ve encountered in the franchise. They are downright cruel to Harry, treating him almost like a house slave. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry’s situation at home becomes more difficult when Aunt Marge (Pam Ferris) comes to visit.
Following the insults he hurls at Harry’s parents, Harry casts a spell that sends her floating inside the house. In the movie, however, it is a slightly different story. Instead, Aunt Marge ends up floating around town.
7 Proud of: Harry’s friendship with Ron and Hermione throughout
Harry’s closest friends, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) have been with him throughout all of his adventures (and misadventures) in the franchise. They have supported him through both good and bad, even helping him find and destroy the Horcruxes that Voldemort had been using to regain his full strength.
Not to mention that Ron himself had to rescue Harry at the lake once. At the same time, he recovered the Gryffindor sword that was used to destroy the Slytherin Reliquary, one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes.
6 Hate: Harry doesn’t acknowledge Buckbeak’s ownership
In fact, there are significant differences between Half-Blood Prince book and the movie itself. For example, one of the first chapters tells of a time when Dumbledore visited Harry at the Dursleys’ house to inform him of Sirius Black’s (Garry Oldman) will.
It turned out that Black had left everything to Harry, which includes the hippogriff named Buckbeak. The winged creature had grown quite fond of Harry since their first meeting. And it would have been nice if the movie Harry had recognized him in subsequent films after he was technically saved from execution.
5 Proud of: Harry saving Draco from fire
In his quest to find one of Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes, Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem, Harry ventures into the Room of Requirement after a conversation with Helena Ravenclaw (Kelly Macdonald). And while looking for him, Harry runs into Draco (Tom Felton) and his two friends, Goyle (Josh Herdman) and Blaise (Louis Cordice).
Fortunately, Ron and Hermione arrive early to help Harry. However, when Goyle sets the room on fire, the three of them rush out. Seeing that Draco and Blaise had no way of getting out themselves, Harry makes the decision to save them as well.
4 Hate: Harry’s lack of relationship with Ginny in Half-Blood Prince
When Half-Blood Prince hit theaters, fans were quite disappointed in the way Harry’s romantic story arc with Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) was portrayed. Specifically, fans noted that this story was virtually absent from the film. However, in the book, their romance figured largely throughout the story.
In fact, the book even acknowledged that Ginny and Harry were openly dating and that it was something very important at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Hermione also had to tell Harry to stop distracting Ginny because she was checking her owls.
3 Proud of: Harry refuses to seek help from Dumbledore’s army in finding a Horcrux inside Hogwarts
In The Deathly Hallows, Part 2Harry makes an urgent return to Hogwarts after having a vision that one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes is hidden somewhere inside the school. After exiting a secret passage, Harry immediately declares, “There is something we must find.”
In the book, however, Harry admits that there is something urgent that he, Hermione, and Ron have to do, but refuses to go into details. “Dumbledore left the three of us a job,” Harry says in the book. “I mean, he wanted the three of us to do it.”
two Hate: Harry breaking the elder wand
At Harry Potter universe, the elder wand is the most powerful wand there is. It once belonged to Dumbledore and ownership of the wand was transferred to Draco after he disarmed Dumbledore. However, unbeknownst to Voldemort, ownership of the wand had already been transferred to Harry since he managed to disarm Draco at Malfoy Manor.
In the movie, Harry proceeds to destroy the wand after defeating Voldemort. However, in the book, he uses it to repair his old wand and later decides to put the elder wand “back where it came from”.
1 Proud of: Harry honors Snape in the end
In the movies, we would only realize Snape’s devotion to protecting Harry towards the end of the franchise. Harry would also come to discover that it was Dumbledore’s idea to be killed by Snape. Unfortunately, it all became clear to Harry after he had examined Snape’s memories after the latter’s death.
And 19 years later, we learn that Harry decided to honor Snape by naming his son Albus Severus. He also tells his son that there is nothing wrong with being classified in Slytherin house.
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