Login  
 
 
Go Back   Chamber of Secrets > Harry Potter > Muggle Studies

Reactions of Non-readers to the HBP movie



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:38 am
AccioHP's Avatar
AccioHP  Female.gif AccioHP is offline
Seventh Year
 
Joined: 4058 days
Age: 27
Posts: 1,802
Reactions of Non-readers to the HBP movie

So I was wondering of those of you who went with people who didn't read the books...what did they think of the movie? Were they surprised at certain parts?

I went with my sister and my uncle. My sister is a fan of the movies, my uncle has seen them but probably only once each. He was really there just to take us

My sister mentioned to me that she didn't think Snape was like that (meaning evil and that he'd kill Dumbledore). So from my experience it seems like alot if not all of the non book readers are believing that Snape is on the Dark Side, Which will set up a shock in DH2.

So what did your friends/family members think of it? (if they were non readers)


__________________
Thanks to meesha1971 for my avatar

POTTERMORE USERNAME: FelicisNimbus168
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD ME ON POTTERMORE PLEASE OWL ME HERE SO I KNOW WHO IT IS
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old July 17th, 2009, 7:00 am
Dinkydudydums  Male.gif Dinkydudydums is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 3407 days
Location: #4 Privet Drive, L.W.S
Age: 25
Posts: 31
Re: Reactions of Non-readers of the books?

This is my friend's friend, but she said that he said that he never would have guessed that Dumbledore died at the end. I mean, that was sooo, unexpected, right? Harhar.


__________________
"Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?"
"Hmm... What do you think Harry?" said Luna, looking thoughtful.
"What? Isn't there a password?"
"Oh no, you've got to answer the question," said Luna.
"What if you get it wrong?"
"Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right," said Luna. "That way you learn, you see?"

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 17th, 2009, 8:15 am
hplova15165  Female.gif hplova15165 is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4226 days
Location: With Jasper, my psychiatrist
Age: 24
Posts: 385
Re: Reactions of Non-readers of the books?

My sister hasn't read any of the books, and she's sort of a fan of the movies (I've dragged her along to all of them).

But she really thought it wasn't as exciting as the previous movies. There were action scenes and all, but she said that it just didn't have that suspense/action feel that OoTP did.

She thought Lavender and McLaggen were hilarious, but she wouldn't have known McLaggen's name if I hadn't told her.

She really, really hates Snape.

She laughed when she saw Malfoy crying. She thought the whole "light the sky and take away the Dark Mark" thing with the wands was stupid.

She thought the movie ended abruptly, and she says it wasn't as good as I told her it would be, and definitely not as good as any of the other ones.


__________________
http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~ccn53930/I/HarryPotter/harry18scar.jpg

"The eyes are the window to the soul."

James was happier than he had been in a while. He laughed constantly when he was talking to her and he was always drawn into the conversation by her charming smile and her eyes glittering gold, they were unlike anything James had ever seen. ~STOP AND STARE


Stop and Stare by me & MissProngs & Feedback ~ * ~ The Last Horcrux (Completed!) & feedback ~ * ~ Lovestruck & feedback

'Sirius Black is sexy, right?' Of course she was right. The best-looking, most rebellious, most dangerous of the four marauders.

I love Harry Potter and Twilight. It can happen without a war.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 17th, 2009, 8:45 am
magic_is_might's Avatar
magic_is_might  Female.gif magic_is_might is offline
Sixth Year
 
Joined: 4079 days
Location: Illinois :)
Age: 26
Posts: 1,017
Re: Reactions of Non-readers of the books?

My brother and my sister have seen the movie. They are non-readers and they were completely lost. I spent the entire movie explaining it to them. I felt that they didn't get the true feeling for the plot and couldn't appreciate what was going on since the filmmakers assumed you knew what was going on.

The movie was fine for me, since I knew what was happening and I really enjoyed, but I'm just speaking for the people who didn't know what was going on and weren't able to appreciate the movie as much as I did.


__________________
Don't Britta it. Watch Community on NBC


Pottermore: SnidgetCharm86
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 17th, 2009, 10:00 am
FleurDeLaPointe  Undisclosed.gif FleurDeLaPointe is offline
Banned
 
Joined: 3893 days
Posts: 328
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

Quote:
Originally Posted by NEOgaf member
Saw this at midnight last night.

I have never read the books, so my commentary is on the film alone.

The pacing in this movie was just all over the map. I rewatched the first 5 movies this week to get refreshed on this one. What the heck happened? At the end of 5 Potter was in the middle of building an army to fight the snake eaters and the world is facing empending doom.

In this one the snake eaters burn down a few buildings while we watch Ron date an annoying girl. The army Harry built seems to have disbanded due to lack of hormone control.

The big twist in the movie seems to be that Voldemort has brought himself back to life by splitting his soul into random objects.. I thought this was pretty well known already from the second movie.. but I guess we have a number now that they have to hunt down and destroy.

Also, I didn't understand why Harry and Jennie had to hide the book so Harry couldn't find it. My friend explained to me afterwards that they missed the point completely. Harry wasn't hiding the book so he couldn't use it, he was hiding it so Snape wouldn't find out he had it so that Harry could continue to use it.

Pretty bad overall. This series hit it's high point with the third movie and has been downhill from there.
Hilarity.


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 17th, 2009, 10:09 am
SevrusSnape  Male.gif SevrusSnape is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 3379 days
Age: 30
Posts: 287
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I went with 6 others to the midnight and another person the next day and 6/7 had never read the book and I was most interested in their views and all of them really liked it and according to them weren't confused about anything and 3 of them said that it is now their 1st or 2nd favorite movie in the series. Some of them were at first annoyed with Lavender Brown thinking she played a cheesy character, but I informed all of them that that's how she is in the book and was portrayed perfectly in the movie in my opinion...but other than that all of them really liked it


__________________
"I am not worried, Harry. I am with you."


Proud member of




-She is the definition of perfect-
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 17th, 2009, 10:46 am
Navalina  Female.gif Navalina is offline
Second Year
 
Joined: 5491 days
Location: Belgium
Age: 29
Posts: 136
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I went with my father, who hasn't read any of the books but has seen all the films - and he was totally confused. A lot of the time he didn't know what was going on, because, like magic_is_might says, they kind of seemed to assume you already knew the plot. Many things were inadequately explained. He also said the first half was rather boring, he didn't get what the story was supposed to be because they were just lounging around Hogwarts.


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 17th, 2009, 1:24 pm
Molineux  Undisclosed.gif Molineux is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 3379 days
Posts: 7
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I went with my mom, who's only read number 1 (to me, when i was young ). She too seemed very confused, although she wouldn't admit it.

She said that up until Harry and Dumbledore head to the cave it felt more like a very long film trailer than an actual film, because of the way it jumped from section to section with nothing inbetween.

She had tissues for me though, when Dumbledore died, so that was ok :P


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old July 17th, 2009, 2:29 pm
Pearl_Took's Avatar
Pearl_Took  Female.gif Pearl_Took is offline
Zonko's Employee
 
Joined: 3974 days
Location: The Shire
Posts: 3,634
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

Quote:
Originally Posted by FleurDeLaPointe View Post
Hilarity.
The army Harry built seems to have disbanded due to lack of hormone control.

OMG, Fleur, that is awesome.

I love how this non-HP reviewer calls the DEs 'Snake Eaters'!

Pretty good name for them, actually.

I am sure I will enjoy the film more than he did, but that was a very entertaining read, nonetheless.


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old July 17th, 2009, 5:27 pm
elfwoo2  Female.gif elfwoo2 is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 3529 days
Location: 336
Posts: 5
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

My friend came along with me, he was not only a non-reader but also a non movie seer, etc.

He had seen none of the movies and read none of the books, he loved the movie.

and lets just say hes 1/2 way through the philosophers stone now!


__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old July 17th, 2009, 5:48 pm
KDOG  Male.gif KDOG is offline
Fourth Year
 
Joined: 5316 days
Location: Boston
Posts: 555
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

My sister only read the first three books and missed the last two movies. She loved it and is almost as excited as me for the next movie. I was stunned.


Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old July 17th, 2009, 5:52 pm
yoshi2542's Avatar
yoshi2542  Male.gif yoshi2542 is offline
Fifth Year
 
Joined: 4706 days
Location: London
Age: 30
Posts: 796
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

My mum thought it was OK but left the cinema not really grasping the story. My dad didn't like it and didn't understand any of it.


Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:04 pm
boushh's Avatar
boushh  Female.gif boushh is offline
Assistant to Professor Snape
 
Joined: 3902 days
Location: Back in Sev's Corner
Age: 45
Posts: 2,557
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

A non-reader saw the movie and really liked it, and came out of it understanding it completely and explained stuff to me without any prompting whatsoever. She didn't get the terms right, but she knew what was going on. She also came out of there suspecting that there was more going on between Dumbledore and Snape, and that Snape may not be bad, and that Dumbledore may not be dead. Sounds like she's on the right track.


Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:05 pm
Siriusly_C  Female.gif Siriusly_C is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 3389 days
Location: In my bed.
Posts: 31
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I had two friends go along with me, one who'd read the first two books and seen a few of the movies, the other who'd read up to GoF and seen all the movies at least once. They both had to ask me quetions about little things here and there, but they seemed to really enjoy it.


__________________


"If you made a better rat than a human, that's not much to boast about."

[images removed by staff - only one allowed]
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:10 pm
NumberEight  Male.gif NumberEight is offline
Banned
 
Joined: 3711 days
Posts: 1,915
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I received a text message yesterday from a friend who hasn't read the books and she said the movie is very good. I haven't spoken to her so I don't know if she misunderstood anything but I am going to assume that she didn't. The movie spells things out for you and I don't understand how anyone can be confused by the plot or the information given. It's quite funny that people think horcruxes bring back the dead. That was not said in the film. My friend mentioned that she was going to buy Deathly Hallows to find out what happens.


Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:16 pm
LordThingy  Male.gif LordThingy is offline
Third Year
 
Joined: 4910 days
Location: Arkansas
Age: 27
Posts: 405
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I went with my brother, who likes the movies and has read the first book. He really liked it. He told me it was his favorite movie so far. The only thing he was confused about was the Half-Blood Prince storyline and he didn't understand why they had to hide the potions book.

One of my other friends who hasn't read the books called me after she saw it and said she thought it was just ok. She said she didn't like the fact that Ron was cool in this one. If that is the only thing she didn't like about the movie, then I think we're doing ok


__________________


Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:48 pm
lil_snuffles's Avatar
lil_snuffles  Female.gif lil_snuffles is offline
Animaga terpsichore
 
Joined: 4923 days
Location: California, USA
Age: 28
Posts: 1,708
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I went with two non readers and they both fell in love with the movie. They said it was the best in the series.


__________________

Keep On Dancing Til The World Ends
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old July 17th, 2009, 6:58 pm
Dedalus Diggle's Avatar
Dedalus Diggle  Male.gif Dedalus Diggle is offline
Zonko's Employee
 
Joined: 5598 days
Location: Daisy Hill Puppy Farm
Age: 60
Posts: 3,692
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

My daughter (14 years old) wished there had been more fighting and other action. But she said the most insightful thing - "It felt like it was just the first part." In many ways the book felt like that, too, and that's exactly how JKR said she felt about HBP and DH.


__________________
Where are they now? (part 42)
(an occasional series following wizardry after the Second Voldemort War)
Rubeus Hagrid continued as groundskeeper and Professor of Magical Beasts.

Here he is on a summer vacation trip to the Canary Islands with Fluffy, his second favorite dog.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old July 17th, 2009, 7:36 pm
Panduhbear  Undisclosed.gif Panduhbear is offline
First Year
 
Joined: 3380 days
Posts: 78
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

My dad has only read the first book, and he came with me to see the film. He was very confused by the horcruxes part, which he said wasn't explained well enough. He also said that some parts of the memories confused him a bit. But he really did like the movie.


Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old July 17th, 2009, 7:37 pm
ThaiHPFan  Male.gif ThaiHPFan is offline
Fifth Year
 
Joined: 3793 days
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Age: 29
Posts: 770
Re: Reactions of Non-readers

I went with my dad who read the book years ago and forget about 95% of it so I think he can be considered a non-reader too. I could obviously tell that he's bored by some drawn-out scenes and the romance stuff in the middle, but other than that he seems to enjoy it. He loves movies with good acting and drama (he actually whispered to me during the scene when Slughorn gives Harry the memory that: "I think that was really well done").

After the movie, he said that there was too much of Ron's stuff and there should be more action at the end. He likes how Draco & the cabinet plot was explained though (said he didn't understand this plot when reading the book, but it was pretty clear in the movie).


Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back  Chamber of Secrets > Harry Potter > Muggle Studies

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 1:09 am.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Original content is Copyright MMII - MMVIII, CoSForums.com. All Rights Reserved.
Other content (posts, images, etc) is Copyright its respective owners.