Top 5 Harry Potter Disappointments

As I said in my previous post about Harry Potter CGI fails, I am a huge fan of the books, but the Harry Potter movies have left me a little dissatisfied.  I'm not trying to be too nitpicky.  I understand and accept that the books and movies are two separate entities and that the books contain scenes and information that the movies can only allude to (at most).  However, there are a few moments in the Harry Potter books that could've been fleshed out a little bit better, that could've benefited greatly from being shown on screen, and that were treated with the same ambiguity when finally placed onto film.  There are other scenes that were so big and uplifting and exciting in the books that I couldn't wait to see them on screen.  And then they came and went with a giant, "Wah-wah."

Here are those moments (SPOILERS, of course, even though, as a citizen of the world,  you should know all of this information by now):

You might have noticed that most of the disappointing moments occurred in the 5th and 6th movies, both directed by David Yates, who has also directed the final two films.  I am tempering my expectations for the big moments in the 7th and 8th movies. Though if he bungles Snape's death, I will cut a bitch.



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  • I think the biggest disappointment with those two death scenes are that they're treated as more obligatory than momentous. I thought Cedric Diggory's death in the fourth film was more emotional than Sirius or Dumbledore's. That's a problem.

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