Harry Potter Vs ROTF - Anyone concerned?

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  1. Recall

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    I've read some of this thread and it reads like people are worrying that Harry potter will somehow take away from the $700million ROTF has already made. ROTF has made $700million just becuase a new film pops up doesn't suddenly mean that figure drops.

    Or have i mis-understood the concern?
     
  2. jgoss

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    potters 5 day didn't surpass rotf so i'm not concerned
     
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    I'm not really bothered even if Harry Potter 6 grosses higher than ROTF. Because at the end of it all, ROTF has made hundreds of millions in profits, not counting toys or merchandising yet.

    That would practically guarantee a 3rd movie and beyond, and also more toys to come, which is only good news for TF fans.

    Whether who ends up higher in the box office, isn't an issue to me, after all it's just a statistic. I'm more than happy my favourite franchise has become a huge financial success thus far, and which rung it ends up on the final tally is immaterial.

    E.g. 5th highest gross all time, or 6th highest gross all time, it doesn't seem much of a difference.

    Each individual has different motivations for going to the cinema, while each movie has its own entertainment appeal.

    If a particular film has the exact entertainment appeal that correlates with one's motivations for watching a film, then its only natural one might view it more than once (finances permitting).

    As for yourself, its ok if you can't think of any movie worth paying 7 times. We're all different and I respect that.
     
  4. ssjkazer

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    well

    I have seen both movies and i think harry potter was good both movies where great problem is transformers was better in some ways then harry potter and the story plot to harry was a bit stronger unfortunetly
     
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    I cannot comment on HP because I haven't seen it, but one of the things I've been hearing is the translation from book to screen was handled badly. Something about entire scenes being in the wrong place.

    Is that true?

    If so, does the movie even make sense?
     
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    I've never read a Harry Potter book, so I can't say for sure how good an adaptation it is. But from a non-reader standpoint, its all very nicely done and makes perfect sense to me. Although it felt more like a prequel or prelude to the main event, and less of a blockbuster by itself.

    Its kinda good in a way that I've never the read the books, for it allows me to enjoy the movie as a standalone product, and not be concerned by the discrepancies between book and film.
     
  7. JuicyNo

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    The movie was adapted reasonably well until the last 30 min or so I felt. There were some glaring omissions from the book that killed any sense of tension or suspense in the final act. The movie still makes sense though and it's a solid bit of fun. Despite the omissions, it's still one of the better adaptations from book to film.
     
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    Ah. That's far better than the impression I was given. In all fairness, they can only do so much. I think a book to film adaptation must be a helluva job, and not one I'd want to line up for.
     
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    I think judging a movie-of-book against the book is always unfair. Someone once said that a short story is the ideal length to be adapted to a movie. With a full novel, you're normally going to have to lose or change so much to make it work in the new format. People get so caught up in whether such-and-such scene was in the film, or if every character made it, that they ignore whether the film caught the feel and the point of the book.
     
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    Story-wise, Harry Potter was better than ROTF. There were a lot of scenes that were ACTUAL funny and other scenes that were serious. Take notes Michael Bay!
     
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    Except, of course, that the exact same can be said about ROTF.
     
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    word on that. HP can suck it
     
  13. Roadtrack

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    Shut up! Harry Potter superior, ROTF inferior!


    Don't get me wrong, the CGI in TF2 were greater than HP
     
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    Nice try. But NO.
     
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    There were funny scenes, and there were serious scenes.
     
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    Harry potter was alright but at the end I was like "What now?"
     
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    I don't see what was so bad about that quote. I was referring to this post

    The poster was comparing the two films and saying that Rotf left him wanting to see it again in the theaters and HP did not or more specifically was not good for repeat viewings. I thought that was interesting and pointed out that No movie really gets that excited regardless of how good it is. I say that as a fan of both franchises.

    I genuinely apologize if that is offensive or taboo
     
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    there a couple of movies. i dont give a shit
     
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    well, you did enough to post here
     
  20. McBradders

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    :lol  there was nothing wrong with it, but, you know, people here are gonna see RotF a buncha times regardless of quality. And they have.