Have you seen the commercials for the new Harry Potter movie? (That comes out on my birthday, incidentally.) Do they annoy you too?
Don't get me wrong. I love Harry Potter. I am verging on Harry Potter fanaticism. And that is why the movies annoy me. They get everything wrong! Have you noticed too? Or are you not quite as crazy as I am? Probably not. . .
For example, have you ever noticed that in the 3rd movie they completely left out the fact that Harry's Patronus is a stag because of his father? Well, they don't. And in the 4th movie, does the part where the dragon chases Harry all through Hogwarts drive you nuts? Because you know they are putting it in there for more action and sacrificing elements crucial to the story, just so the movie can be a little bit more thrilling? And I have to admit, I am already annoyed about the new movie because in the trailer they show the bridge collapsing, something that doesn't even happen during the book's timeline, but before the books opening, and is only referenced in the book?
(Are you kind of understanding my craziness here? And why my husband no longer will watch these movies with me?)
I am always annoyed by the movie adaptions of books. They are never as good. But I think that the Harry Potter movies take the cake when it comes to annoyance. How about you? Do you like the movies? Or are there any books that you can't take the movie adaptions of?