Welcome to Literary Battles Round 2. Here you can learn more about what this new series is all about.
Black and white. Cold and hot. Clinton and Trump. These are all sides that are constantly at odds. The same can be said for books and their movie versions. More often than not, I find myself cheering for Team Book. Scientific research* shows that books are better than their movie versions 99.547% of the time. But every once in awhile, we meet the .453%. And that’s what happened once upon a time when I…
More than most books, the Harry Potter series was full of so much detail that it wouldn’t have been surprising if the movie lacked many of the book’s elements. But I was not disappointed at all. I am not, though, a diehard Potterhead. So, it’s quite possible that some people will read what I just wrote and say…
But for the simple casual reader like myself, the first movie an all subsequent movies were great. Things I liked about them…
- even the smallest details of particular places were included
- characters stayed true to their traits
- events did not change
- many characters were close to how I imagined them
- I actually got a better understanding of the fantasy world by seeing it come to life
So, in this particular battle, I’m not taking sides. It’s a draw. The books were fantastic, but the movies were an equally exciting trip into Hogwarts. Everyone wins!
How did you feel after reading the Harry Potter series and then watching the movies?