The beginning of the end is in sight! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 opens in just 14 days. We know a lot of you fans are avid HP moviegoers who may or may not have read the books already, so we're wondering if you'll be taking them in for the first time, or re-reading any before watching Part 1 of the epic finale. If you haven't read the series, maybe you'd rather not pick it up so you can watch the film without making a comparison. Or, do you plan on reading this book or the full series to make sure you don't miss the film’s allusions? In the case that you've already read the book or the series, are you skimming through it again to refresh your memory of all the great scenes you're anticipating?
As an avid HP reader myself, I found the last novel easy to get through – it's lengthy, but it's hard to put down. What about Rowling's supplement, "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"? Or other "Potter" companion books? If you start reading just Book 7, it is still possible to finish by the opening midnight showing. I'm not sure if there's enough time to take on the whole series; however, I won't underestimate some of you voracious readers. Let us know in the poll below if you plan on flipping through an HP book or two before watching the flick!
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I have not read the seventh book yet and I want to read it before I see the movie on Saturday morning but I am a sllow reader and I want to know how far I need to read untill I will have read the whole part one movie. Does anyone know by any chance?
from my 9 year old who is sitting beside me reading most of these comments he is so excited about this movie he postponed his birthday party for 2 months so he could take his friends to see it as his treat. his comment after reading the above is "the last movie was horrible and did not relate to the book. I agree with the person who wrote earlier on this. I am looking forward to seeing it. The previews seem to match the book". This from a little boy who has listened to every book on CD multiple times.
It always leaves the movie "lacking", but yes, I will probably read it again (6th time).
My family and I are Harry Potter fans, both my parents and my siblings, as well as my wife and kids. We own the books as well as the audio books, and have always gone on opening night to the Harry Potter movies. This time, however, we will not be going, and we will be encouraging as many people as we know to not go... as well. I am sure it will still have record sales and that they will hardly miss us, but I will not support any movie - even ones that my kids really want to see, where people have nude scenes. You can argue all you want about the normalcy of the body...etc. But right, is right, and wrong is wrong. I am extremely disappointed in Warner Brothers, and even in J.K. for allowing this to happen.
I've never read any of the HARRY POTTER Novels, I just really enjoy seeing the movies and once in awhile skim through the books that my big sister owns/have: which she has read & bought "all" of them!!!! When I skim through her HP books she tells me to be careful with her diamonds...'she's the bigger fan then I am but I'm also a fan, too. Can't wait for HP7!!!
I reread it already. The earlier books I read several times.
I do have a friend who I see it with and he's never seen. I encourage him to read (he says he might sometime). Nevertheless, he loves the movies and we always try to see it on the big screen (Imax when possible).
You shouldn't be allowed to see the movies, any of them without reading the books. This movie is based from thousands of peoples favorite books and do properly respect that you should read the books. How would you feel if someone saw a movie based from your favorite book and the movie didn't do it justice. You can't judge a book by it's movie. You Need to read the book.
I might pick it up and get through the first half+ before release. As for "the books being better," I've come to the conclusion that the experience you get from the movies are so different from the books they're almost incomparable. Now I would find it hard to say one is better than the other, they both have their perks, I think they are two completely different experiences.
No. The movies are a supplement to the literary phenomenon of an entire generation. The books are legendary epic works of literary excellence. The movies while at times have impressive cinematography cannot hold a candle to the books. There is so much of the plot, characters, and underlying themes that are missing from movies that they cannot do the books justice. There are thousands of people who call these books their favorite and it isn't fair to them that they're favorite book is portrayed inadequately to people who haven't read them.
Please actually read the book, people. Harry Potter is not a series to be watched rather than read. The books triumph over the movies by an insane amount. Do yourself and the series justice and read it, you 18% who don't plan on it.
I just finished the Harry Potter series for the 1st time!!!! It was awesome....wow, the last book was amazing. So excited I finished it before the last movie comes out. Can't wait to see what they do with it!
I read the books over and over again, too. However, I don't read them right before a movie comes out. I find that if I do I tend to notice things left out of the movie rather than just enjoying it. So, I will watch the movie before reading the books again.
I have all the books in my phone, they serve as a time pass when commuting to university. Right now i am reading book 5 so yeah i think i will be reading deathly hallows soon, but so wish that this movie will not be diverting too much from the book.
re read all of them last summer and like i do every summer and doing it again for the new movie
I can't agree more the last harry potter the half blood prince was such a disappointment, it wasn't even based on the title of the movie which is a first. I do like the previews to this one its looks like they were more true to the book so im difintely looking forward to it, already got my ticket :)
I'm one of those weirdos who re-reads books over and over. Harry Potter is one of my faves. In the past, I have re-read each novel right before the big movie release. (I did this with Dan Brown, Stephenie Meyer, and some other authors as well.) What I found was that I was always disappointed with the movie! No matter how well made a movie is, it can't possibly contain all the details from the book, and lots of times they have to make changes to the storyline to make it fit in a two hour time span. Anyway, I decided not to re-read Percy Jackson before the movie came out, and I found myself walking away satisfied. That is definitely what I plan to do with the Deathly Hallows.
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i don't know i might read it. but like u i find myself comparing the book & movie. the deathly hollows is one of my favorite harry potter novels& the previews look really good it looks like their staying true to the book! i can't wait to see it:) i think i'm gonna cry:( i have to see it opening day!!!! i love Stephenie Meyer But they didn't put enough of new moon the book in the movie for my taste! i loved eclipse! i can't wait to c how breaking dawn is gonna turnout:) i haven't read the Percy Jackson read yet but i want to 4fore the nxt movie comes out!!
It's not weird at all to re-read books over and over =)
I agree, sometimes it is best to not reread right before the movie since the movie isn't quite as enjoyable because you're concentrating on the details (I find that it doesn't matter for me much with the hp series though since I know them all so well anyway though) =)
This doesn't make you a werido. It makes you awesome. Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon of a generation. I think that no matter when you read the book you will compare it to the book, although maybe not as critically. The most important thing is that you have read the books (and more than once) and that you will be able to get as much out of the movie as possible by being able to fully understand the plot of the movie.
I reread through all 7 a while ago, but because the movies change a bunch of details (nature of the beast), I try to avoid the books and just enjoy the great movie as it is. The few times I've re-read the book before seeing the movie, I was too distracted noting the differences between the two.
I usually try not to..but I was so excited that I read it anyways.
Just curious, why on earth would you deliberately choose to have never read the books before watching the movies?
I've read all the books...It's just when I read them before the movie comes out, they usually leave out a few things and I didn't want to get disappointed. (Like I did with My Sister's Keeper and The Lovely Bones) But with the Deathly Hallows, I'm sure they'll do it justice so I went ahead and read it again.
Sorry, I probably sounded really rude. I was mistaken. Yes, they do seem like they'll follow the story more with Deathly Hallows. Apart from all the extra Harry/Hermione dancing scenes, etc. =(
No offense taken, I'm could see how it could have been misinterpreted. But yes, I have complete faith that the Deathly Hallows will be everything a Potter fan wants.
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