Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Take Six

Today is the day, and there are no words to describe my excitement!! I have finished all the books (thank goodness) but alas, I'm only on book 6 here. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is actually my least favorite Harry Potter book. I just felt like it was a lot of background story (don't get me wrong, I thought it was interesting, just not as exciting as the other books) and not as much action and adventure. I also thought that Half-Blood Prince focused more on the relationships than the action. I know they're teenagers and it's a part of life, but I don't think there needed to be so much emphasis on it.

So, how many of you wish that Harry and Hermione would've gotten together? Reading the books, it doesn't really make sense. It's clearly Ron and Hermione and Ginny and Harry. But in the movies, it's not as obvious, at least in my opinion. It seems more like Harry and Hermione in the movies. And Ginny's character in the movie....let's just say she could've been cast a little better. My theory on why this is is not all the books were published when they started the movies, so maybe they predicted that it would be Harry and Hermione, so that's what they decided to do. Then they got to the later books, and they were like "Oh, we were wrong." So then they tried to fix it, but it didn't really work all that well. Oh well, I guess that's just what you get when you make a book into the movie.

*SPOILER*Now we get to Dumbledore's death. A lot of people weren't happy with it, but I kind of think it was necessary. With him gone, now it's completely up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione to get rid of Lord Voldemort. It kind of forces them to grow up, and I think that was a very important thing. I mean, if Dumbledore was there all throughout the seventh book, things would've been a lot more...convenient. He would've figured a lot out for them. I like that they had to figure it out for themselves. It makes it more interesting.

So, that's it for now. Up next: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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