Differences between Harry Potter Novels and Movies

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is so magical and would be impossible to present all the magics described in books on screen. Let us now see some major differences of Harry Potter novels and movies.

R. A. B

R. A. B already popped up in the films a very few times and they covered the very basics pertaining to his character which was necessary to move the story along. But there was a lot left out and it’s honestly one of the most interesting stories in the series. Regulus Arcturus black was Sirius’s younger brother. We learned that he became a Death Eater but then turned his back on the Dark Lord and unknown to anyone he was the first to discover Voldemort secret that he had made a Horcrux. Allthis was not added in the movies.

The first task

Having a tribe as a tournament on the big screen is a daunting task and for the most part, the movie did a great job. The first task however was not good as the filmmakers decided to add a bunch of stuff in the film that was never in the books.

Polyjuice potion

Polyjuice potion, the thing that allows you to turn into anyone is something that pops up a lot in the Harry Potter series. But, in the films it’s very inconsistent. The first time where we see polyjuice potion used I the books is we follow Harry drinks it and turns into Goyle and it clearly says when he speaks Goyle’s low rasp of a voice issued from his mouth. However, when adapting the scene to the second movie, the characters had their own voice despite the changing into someone else.

The Obstacles Guarding the Philosopher’s Stone

One of the best parts of the first film was seeing Harry, Ron and Hermione get through the obstacles to get the stone. Each had their moment to shine. In the films we saw almost all of the obstacles Haggard three-headed dog fluffy, sprouts double snare that wakes flying keys, McGonigle’s chess board and Dumbledore’s mirror of Erised. But in the books there were two more obstacles on the top of thosethose, they had to get passed a troll which was setup by Quirrell and they had to get passed a potion rental made by Snape making there be seven obstacles.

Bellatrix in the half-blood Prince

Helena Bonham Carter has simply put incredible as Bellatrix. She’s so out there and really brings the characters craziness to life. She’s probably one of the best parts of the later films. So, the film makers milked her character in the movies. She did have an appearance in the sixth book in the chapter called spinners end where she forces Snape to make the unbreakable vow which we of course saw in the movie. But, other than that, Bellatrix doesn’t appear in the rest of the book. But, there were scenes in the movie those were never there in the book.

Physical fights

There are magical duels and magical fights in almost all the films. But, the films were made much more kid-friendly leading them cut many fistfights out. In the first film, they had cut the fight between Ron, Neville and Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle in the stands of the Quidditch match. In the second film, they cut the fight between Arthur Weasley and Lucius Malfoy and flourish and Blatz. A fistfight was cut from the order of the Phoenix.

Dobby The House Elf

Dobby played a huge role in the books and appeared in the second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh book. But in the films, he only appeared in the second and seventh movie. The films actually gave many of the Dobby’s part in the books to nephel. Most notably giving Harry the gillyweed so he could breathe underwater during the second task of the Triwizard tournament and showing Harry and the others the Room of Requirement for the DEA meetings. In the books he works in the Hogwarts kitchen after being freed from the mouth voice. He also had many more interactions with creature past the seventh book like when Harry sent both of them to spy on Malfoy to find out what he was doing during the half-blood prince and ultimately this lead to a fight between Dobby and the creature and because he was in most of the books, we also watched his relationship with Harry grow and gets stronger. But in movies, audiences hadn’t seen Dobby in eight years.

Ravenclaw’s Crest

In the books, the coat of arms of Ravenclaw is an eagle and the eagle was paired with blue and bronze. In the film, so after they changed the coat of arms to a Raven and they made their colours blue and silver rather than blue and bronze.  

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