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DarthAve
12-21-2006, 11:30 PM
Wow, you still care about harry potter?

I stopped when I finally go t the picture. I mean, nobody falls asleep twice in the same movie. at seperate time intervals. Also when I was sick and threw up on one of the books, never wanted to pick it up again. Never finished it, never continued the series. :/

Commander Obi-Wan
12-21-2006, 11:46 PM
Apparently, I still do care and I do enjoy reading them. I liked the movies, even though they could've done a better job. But, I like the books. I've read the most recent two over three times each.

Det. Bart Lasiter
12-22-2006, 12:07 AM
That's a pretty tacky/arrogant sounding way to say you don't like Harry Potter, and it was uncalled for.
Bah, kids today and their hip-hop music.

jebbers
12-22-2006, 03:03 PM
I mean, nobody falls asleep twice in the same movie.


i fell asleep during Mr. and Mrs. Smith. then i watched it on dvd and was amazed i fell asleep during the loud gun fights.

back on topic. i lost interest after the books exceeded 1 1/2 inches in thickness. im not big on reading.

Black Knight of Keno
12-22-2006, 03:38 PM
Everybody dies in this book.

Why no spoiler tags, you ask? Because that sentence reveales just as much as "Yousa thinken theysa people gonna die?" or "Somebody's gonna die"

I have never liked Harry, I have never gotten the idea of making a lightning on your forehead with a marker and going around the streets with round glasses, I have never liked how it makes the english family looke and I do not like the rip-offage of oh so many other great works of literacy and stuff them into seven 6-inch thick books.

As I stated one day in a conversation with a friend of mine:
"Harry Potter should die in all of the most horrible ways to die. They should break every bone in his body, cut off his privates, open that damn scar on his forehead and burn his eyes out. Then they should hang him without success so he stays there to hang around while he's gutted and brought the most pain any being has endured before"
Now that would be a way to die, eh? :p

IG-64
12-22-2006, 03:48 PM
Everybody dies in this book.

Why no spoiler tags, you ask? Because that sentence reveales just as much as "Yousa thinken theysa people gonna die?" or "Somebody's gonna die"

I have never liked Harry, I have never gotten the idea of making a lightning on your forehead with a marker and going around the streets with round glasses, I have never liked how it makes the english family looke and I do not like the rip-offage of oh so many other great works of literacy and stuff them into seven 6-inch thick books.

As I stated one day in a conversation with a friend of mine:
"Harry Potter should die in all of the most horrible ways to die. They should break every bone in his body, cut off his privates, open that damn scar on his forehead and burn his eyes out. Then they should hang him without success so he stays there to hang around while he's gutted and brought the most pain any being has endured before"
Now that would be a way to die, eh? :p
I have to ask it...

Have you ever even read harry potter?

Btw, please also refer to ET's post.

Darklighter
12-22-2006, 05:39 PM
Yeah, I used to be a Harry Potter book-hater. Then I actually read 'em. Ended up hating myself for not hating them. It's a complicated procedure. Therapy's helping me through it.

Black Knight of Keno
12-23-2006, 02:30 AM
I have to ask it...

Have you ever even read harry potter?

Btw, please also refer to ET's post.

I have read HP. Or not just me, but we had an hour of reading Harry a few years back in school. That was as in "teacher reads, you listen" and I didn't have my mp3 player then so I had to listen. And I am not trying start a flame war as ET seems to think of all my posts nowadays, I just stated that I hate Harry Potter to the extent of my will and I want him to die in the most gruesome way possible and that I can't understand the people who try to be possibly the cheesiest hero-magician in the history of literature

Dagobahn Eagle
12-23-2006, 04:47 PM
If ET could be so incredibly kind as to split this thread in two, with the "is H.P. good/bad" posts in one thread and the "Deathly Hallows" posts in another, I'd be eternally grateful.

btw, is that the title for the American or UK edition, or both? (I.E. philosopher's stone vs sorcerer's stone)UK edition, no doubt. The US doesn't have Hallows, so it'll probably be something Christian-related instead:p.

But if "Hallows" are taken to mean "Swords", it might be something more like Harry Potter and the Lethal Lightsabers. Time will tell.

ET Warrior
12-24-2006, 02:37 PM
I don't know how well I did with this thread splitting procedure, but I've done my best. Discuss to your little heart's content, though I'll be keeping close tabs. NO FLAMING!

Spider AL
12-24-2006, 02:55 PM
The Harry Potter books are okay. They're plagiarised and derivative as heck, but "hate" is a strong word. I'm not sure I hate the books and their author for being such stupid ripoffs. Mildly dislike, perhaps. The quality of the writing itself is often fairly high, however. Especially in the first three books.

As for the movies, they're quite worthless apart from "Prisoner". Which was okay. A bit more edgy and fun than the others.

MrWally
12-24-2006, 02:57 PM
"Prisoner" was by far my favorite book, and probably my favorite movie.

narfblat
12-24-2006, 06:41 PM
My brother says "J. K. Rowling has introduced a new generation to the joys of reading...and witchcraft!" :)

I haven't read the series, but my dad listened to the books-on-tape and I was sometimes in the car during it. It seemed a decent series.

MrWally
12-24-2006, 07:29 PM
You should at least check 'em out.

RoxStar
12-24-2006, 08:52 PM
Chamber is my favorite book of the series (order of the phoenix coming in second) and the newest movie (goblet of fire) is my favorite movie.

Dagobahn Eagle
12-25-2006, 01:45 PM
Chamber is an awesome book for its spookyness, as is The Order of the Phoenix for the atmosphere of hopelessness that permeates the last half of it.

I thought the Potter concept childish at first, but then my family and I heard part of it on the radio and thought it actually sounded OK. We bought a book and the whole family was hooked. We own two copies of The Half-blood Prince because everyone wanted to read it so bad and didn't want to way for their turn to read one book (our family counts five people).

Ironically enough, it turns out that the translator tasked with giving us the Norwegian version of the books seems to have gone out of his way to make them sound as childish as possible. Just about every name has been changed in a childish manner. Things that sounded serious in the English book sound downright silly in the Norwegian books. It's sad.

As for the witchcraft/sorcery/warlock accusations, the sorcery of Harry Potter is totally unlike that of the Bible. The universe of the books is extensive, and thought from Rowling's side has gone into the selection of spells in the book, but to avoid the series due to Christian teachings is to exaggerate. The books don't preach evil, they don't teach witchcraft, they don't instruct kids to become anti-Christians, and they contain a decent collection of morals.

Pho3nix
12-25-2006, 01:52 PM
I did enjoy, and still do enjoy the Harry Potter-books.

But I don't get the fuss, why wait in line for a book? (this coming from a guy who waited in line 11-12h to get tickets for the Episode III premiere :p).

Titanius Anglesmith
12-25-2006, 04:44 PM
Hmm....do I like Harry Potter? In a word.....no.

IG-64
12-25-2006, 04:49 PM
Hmm....do I like Harry Potter? In a word.....no.
Just not your kind of book?

Samuel Dravis
12-25-2006, 06:58 PM
Examples...?

Is is the narration?I guess. I did read the first book, I just never got into them; they weren't interesting enough for me. I read a lot - and I mean a lot - and frankly I'd rather read something by Piers Anthony or Garth Nix than any HP book.

Mike Windu
12-25-2006, 08:19 PM
Piers Anthony or Garth Nix than any HP book.

...Who? :p

Anyway, I kinda wanna know what has been plagiarized in HP. I never really found anything.

PR-0927
12-25-2006, 10:22 PM
I like this series.

The movies are horrible though...third one was the best...

- Majin Revan

Jeff
12-25-2006, 11:18 PM
I'd say I'm a fan of the series. I've read each of the books multiple times, can't wait for the last one.

RoxStar
12-26-2006, 12:26 AM
I guess. I did read the first book, I just never got into them; they weren't interesting enough for me. I read a lot - and I mean a lot - and frankly I'd rather read something by Piers Anthony or Garth Nix than any HP book.

I will agree on the hard to get into part. *nods*

Titanius Anglesmith
12-26-2006, 03:20 PM
Just not your kind of book?
Well actually I've never read any of the books, so I only have the movies to go by. I don't know how different the movies are from the books, but from what I've seen, I dont have any interest in reading them.

I've never watched any of the movies all the way through, but just after seeing a few minutes of each, I get turned off. The whole theme of kids becoming wizards and casting spells just seems kind of silly IMO.

Dagobahn Eagle
12-26-2006, 03:27 PM
The movies lose a lot if they're all like Prisoner of Azkaban. I was shocked by how they' shortened the opening scene with the Riddle House down to the bone. Such a splendid scene ruined.

Harry Potter would've made a far, far better TV series than movie series.

jon_hill987
12-26-2006, 05:26 PM
I'm not a big fan though I have read all the books so far and will read the next one to find out if my prediction is correct.

I hate the films though, I think they were ruined by action sequences added in for no real reason, causing vast chunks of the dialogue to be cut. Why does Hollywood think that action always makes a good film?

Spider AL
12-26-2006, 05:38 PM
I suspect it's because Hollywood's decision-makers are largely accountants at heart.

But whatever their reason is for replacing good dialogue with action... it cannot be a reason based in logic. Because some of the talkiest, most intelligent films have also been the most enduringly popular over the years.

Dagobahn Eagle
12-27-2006, 05:14 AM
12 Angry Men...

Yup. If you haven't already, get you hands on both the original un-cut version of Das Boot and the Director's Cut with pretty much only the action scenes. Note the difference in experience.

Diego Varen
12-27-2006, 05:54 AM
I don't mind the Harry Potter series, but two of the books and one of the movies makes it really bad.

From best to least, this is how I rate the HP books:

Prisoner of Azkaban
Half-Blood Prince
Chamber of Secrets
Philosopher's Stone
Order of the Phoenix
Goblet of Fire

From best to least, this is how I rate the HP movies:

Prisoner of Azkaban
Chamber of Secrets
Philosopher's Stone
Goblet of Fire

Mike Windu
12-27-2006, 06:36 AM
Gasp.

I love Goblet of Fire. Prisoner of Azkaban was kinda boring to me because I had read 4 before I read 3..

Here's my list

Goblet of Fire
Order of the Phoenix
Chamber of Secrets
Sorceror's Stone
Prisoner of Azkaban
Half-Blood Prince

In terms of film, I thought 2 was the best so far, with 4 and 1 and 3 following.

MrWally
12-27-2006, 11:02 AM
I have decided I'm going to read all the books again over the Christmas holiday break, which ends on the 8th.

Wish me luck

^_^

IG-64
12-27-2006, 11:15 AM
Well actually I've never read any of the books, so I only have the movies to go by. I don't know how different the movies are from the books, but from what I've seen, I dont have any interest in reading them.

I've never watched any of the movies all the way through, but just after seeing a few minutes of each, I get turned off. The whole theme of kids becoming wizards and casting spells just seems kind of silly IMO.
I used to be the same way until I actually read the books. The movies are no indication of how good the books are, especially if you've only watched a few minutes of them. If I watched a few minutes of, say, Lord of the Rings, all I would get out of it is a bunch of little elf people running around with some ring.