ByKyle Watkins, writer at
I'm very enthusiastic about movies, I love making short films and I hope one day I can make a theatrical release!
Kyle Watkins

You either like the movies or the books. Me personally, I like the movies more because I started with them and thought that everyone was cast perfectly. But after reading the books, I felt that the movies were missing a lot. So how much content that were in the books, made it to the movies? Lets find out shall we.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone

Director: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Richard Harris

Synopsis: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

What the movie missed: This one didn't miss a whole lot, there was a part in the book where Charlie comes and gets Norbert, there's also a few more obstacles at the end when Harry, Ron, and Hermione were going after The Sorcerers Stone.

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Director: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Richard Harris

Synopsis: Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

What the movie missed: Columbus did a good job on this one as well, only minor details didn't make it to the final cut. The deleted scenes made up for the missing portion.

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Gary Oldman

Synopsis: It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

What the movie missed: Now this one missed a lot, this is my least favorite of the Harry Potter movies. People apparently love this one, well it's bad. It missed so much regarding Lupin, Serius, Pettigrew, and Harry. The books show their past, explains how they became Animagus's. Also the movie never shows the true terror the students and staff were like they were in the books. I think the best thing this one did was everything involving the Dementors, those were spot on to the book.

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Director: Mike Newell

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Brendan Gleeson

Synopsis: Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.

What the movie missed: I bet you can all agree that Goblet of Fire missed so much, from start to finish, things were missing. Lets see, 1st scene, the movie doesn't explain who that guy is or who's house that is. Then the movie skips 90% of the Quidditch World Cup, which I can bet all of you die hard Harry Potter fans weren't to happy about that. Throughout the whole movie, things were changed, we never got introduced to Winky the Elf and Dobby should have been a big part of this movie. I thought the competitions were spot on though, really enjoyed them.

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Director: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Michael Gambon

Synopsis: With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

What the movie missed: Out of the 4 Yates directed, this one is the worst. Things ranging from the Ministry, to Saint Mungo's for Magical Maladies and Injuries, to the Order and all the way to Hogwarts. The movie showed maybe half of what was in the books, the movie never explained everything that was going on, it was basically brushed over.

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

Director: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Michael Gambon

Synopsis: As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

What the movie missed: What I love about the book, which is really bizarre, is the whole love affair. I think the 6th movie showed a lot of content that was in the book, also changing a few things that may or may not have made for a better story. The thing I was bothered by was that the movie didn't show much of Harry and Dumbledore's private lessons, which would have been nice to see.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Parts 1&2

Director: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Ray Fiennes

Synopsis: As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

What the movie missed: Nailed it. I only wish that the Battle of Hogwarts was a tad bit longer, but other than that, I see the movies when I read the book. Its so spot on, I'm glad it had 2 parts or it wouldn't have been the same, not a lot would have been able to get into the movies.

Thanks for reading, what did you think? Let me know below.

I do wish Quidditch was a bigger part of the movies and I think the movies cast everyone perfectly! Oh and the musical score.


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