Let's take a trip down magical memory lane together.
1. The Vanishing Glass
2. Introducing The Saddest Birthday Cake Of All Time
In the movie, he drew his own birthday cake in the dirt and blew out the imaginary candles. In the book, he counted down on Dudley's watch wondering if the Dursleys would remember his birthday or if they would care at all. The answer was no.
3. She show stoppin'
In the movie, Hermione shows Ron up by doing a simple spell to fix Harry's raggedy ass glasses. In the book, she's all talk, no walk on the train. (Rest easy, folks, she redeems herself by being a total bamf the rest of the book).
4. One, Two Switcharoo
In the movie, Ron and Harry are late to class and Ron wonders aloud what that look on "old McGonagall's" face would be if they were caught. She transforms from cat to human and totally busts them. In the book, this scene never happened.
"Ron: That was bloody brilliant!
Professor McGonagall: Well, thank you for that assessment, Mr Weasley. Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr. Potter and yourself into a pocket watch? That way, one of you might be on time.
Harry: We got lost.
Professor McGonagall: Then perhaps a map? I trust you don't need one to find your seats."
5. It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Yeah?
In the movie, Seamus Finnigan tried to turn his water into rum and it exploded in his face. In the book, this never happened, but pretty much everything always explodes when he's around.
"Eye of rabbit, harp string hum, turn this water into rum."
6. Physical Comedy Is Always Necessary
In the movie, Ron gets smacked in the face by his broom during their first flying lesson. In the book, this never happened but it should have. Looking at you, J.K. Rowling.
7. Miss Hermione Sassafras
In the movie, when Hermione tries to stop Harry from chasing after Malfoy during flying lessons, he ignores here and she verbally lays it down. In the book, she tries to stop him but never utters that iconic line.
8. The Truth You Don't Want To Know
9. Give Me Education Or Give Me Death!
In the movie, Hermione puts education before life and Ron uses sassmouth to suggest she get perspective. In the book, Hermione's dialogue is on point, but Ron never says those seven wonderful words.
10. The British Ninja Warrior
11. Total Party Foul, Potter...
In the movie, Harry broom surfed into the winner's circle during his first Quidditch game. In the book, he was flying towards the ground, caught the snitch in his mouth and then coughed it up like a dog on all fours on the field. No broom surfing in reality. (IT IS REALITY)
12. Good Girl Gone Bad
In the movie, Hermione encourages the boys to break rules and venture into the Restricted Section of the Library. In the book, she asks them to keep searching but the restricted section idea was all Harry. Typical.