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    27 Differences Between The "Harry Potter" Books And Movies That Are Absolutely Unacceptable

    Peeves, Dobby, and Ron all deserved better.

    Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community which Harry Potter movie mistakes really bothered them, and people focused in on all the differences between the books and movies that felt contradictory, confusing, or just pointless. Here are those frustrating differences:

    1. Harry breaking the Elder Wand in half instead of using it to fix his old wand and then returning it to Dumbledore's grave.

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    "It was the only wand that would have fixed his!"

    b42d880fdd

    2. The lack of Peeves.

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    "I can understand why some things had to be cut, but I WISH they kept Peeves! He was awesome comic relief, and I feel like we could have used him in the movies."

    rachybugx

    3. Pretty much every kiss scene being different from the books.

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    "In the movie, Ron and Hermione kiss in the Chamber of Secrets instead of in front of Harry, which was a glorious scene in the books because Ron comes around to Hermione’s way of thinking about house elves."

    Holycatsitsalex

    "Harry and Ginny’s first kiss is my favorite part in the whole series, and I was so disappointed that they changed it in the movies. In the book, it shows how all of the people tied to it reacted, but in the movie it’s confusing and secret and not so much of a big deal."

    brehuston

    "Oh, and can’t forget Dean and Ginny, who kiss in the Three Broomsticks in the movie rather than in the hallway after Quidditch practice."

    Holycatsitsalex

    4. Voldemort's overdramatic death.

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    "I hated how the movies did his death as a dramatic, slo-mo moment where he crumbled to dust and blew away. He just dies in the books and falls over. That was symbolic, having the greatest dark wizard of all time die like anyone would, saying death is the great equalizer."

    colleend9

    5. Cutting the scene where Fleur stands up to Mrs. Weasley in Half-Blood Prince.

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    "This was really important to her character, but they only briefly reference it in Deathly Hallows."

    brehuston

    6. The portrayal of Viktor Krum.

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    "They make him seem like a stereotypical jock, when he was actually really shy and intelligent."

    brehuston

    7. Harry and Ginny's relationship (or lack thereof).

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    "They left out Harry and Ginny having a full-on relationship in Half-Blood Prince. In the movie, it was one stolen kiss in the Room of Requirement, but in the books, they were TOGETHER together."

    r4a554975a

    8. Burning down the Burrow.

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    "They burned the Weasleys’ house down in the sixth movie for no reason."

    Holycatsitsalex

    9. Not revealing that Rita Skeeter is an unregistered Animagus.

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    "Obviously they couldn’t keep everything in the movies, but it makes me so upset that they left out so much important stuff."

    coolghost

    10. Cutting most of Regulus's and Kreacher's redemption stories.

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    "That poor elf was tortured and put through hell to help Voldemort hide that locket. Then, after Sirus's brother had a change of heart and Kreacher got to tell his tale, it made Harry, Ron, and Hermione feel for him and respect him."

    r4a554975a

    11. Not showing Harry learning about Dumbledore's past in the Deathly Hallows movies.

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    "I'm pissed that the story of Ariana Dumbledore was largely removed because it gives so much meaning to Dumbledore drinking the potion in the cavern."

    cristiandelgado

    "I'm upset they left out how Harry felt so hurt that he didn’t know anything about Dumbledore’s life in Deathly Hallows."

    coolghost

    12. The casting of the Marauders, Snape, and Lily.

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    "Even though I loved a lot of the casting for the movie, the age discrepancy for many of the characters bothered me. Harry’s parents were 21 when they died. Lupin, Sirius, and Snape were all supposed to be in their early thirties during the events of the books/movies. The cast was amazing, but I just wish the ages were truer to the story. It makes it more heartbreaking knowing they were all so young when they fought and lost their lives."

    sevanak

    "Lily and James look so much older than they’re supposed to be, both in Harry’s photo album and in the flashbacks, which is still sad and awful, but part of the tragedy of their deaths is that they were barely out of school, barely adults, and already were in hiding with a child. Making them look like they had aged a lot took away from that aspect."

    islau

    13. Wands connecting when they didn't have cores from the same creature.

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    "It really bothered me that they kept reusing the visual effect of Harry's and Voldemort’s wands shooting out red and green light, respectively, and joining together in the middle. That’s only supposed to occur one time in Goblet of Fire, when they are using their wands that have the twin cores and the Priori Incantem effect is produced. They even give Dumbledore a line to mention Priori Incantem. But for some reason, they continue to use that visual effect even in the final battle of Hogwarts! And at that point, neither Voldemort nor Harry is using their original wand that has the twin core, so it doesn’t make any sense at all."

    elinorh

    "Not every wizard duel results in the wands connecting. Harry's and Voldemort's did for a particular and rare reason!"

    Plum Jo

    14. Leaving out the diadem in Half-Blood Prince.

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    "The movie left so much of the books out, especially with the whole hiding the Half-Blood Prince book. Harry used Ravenclaw's diadem to mark the place he hid the book, and I was wondering how he would find it in Deathly Hallows."

    lulinl

    15. Hermione getting some of Ron's best lines.

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    "In the books, it was Ron who stood up — on a broken leg, no less, and told Sirius (who he still thought was a mass murderer at that point) that if he wanted to kill Harry, he’d have to kill them, too. It was awesome. But in the film it was Hermione. Not cool."

    annabelk4b37936da

    "They gave Ron’s best line to Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban. And in general, the movies villainize Ron while making Hermione perfect, but in the books they both have strengths and weaknesses."

    lilyj51327

    16. Hermione's illegal underage magic in Chamber of Secrets.

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    "After Harry gets out of Knockturn Alley, Hermione uses magic outside of school and doesn't get any sort of warning about it; nor does she on the train in the first movie."

    maxs31

    17. Wizards wearing Muggle clothes.

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    "I really hated that they were not wearing school robes in Prisoner of Azkaban...like, what???"

    ellenlu1990

    "It's a major plot point in the books that wizards don't know how to operate with Muggle things, especially clothing."

    sararonai

    18. The lack of information about the actual Half-Blood Prince in the Half-Blood Prince movie.

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    "They actually give almost no exposition for Snape’s history with the Potions books or that he was the one who created the Sectumsempra spell, and then we don’t even see how horrific all of that is to Draco, just the aftermath of Harry having to get rid of the book. As an avid reader of the series, I’ve always known what’s going on in that scene, but I realized the movie doesn’t make it easy on those who didn’t know that plot point already."

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    19. Avada Kedavra turning people to dust.

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    "In Deathly Hallows, for the first time EVER, bodies suddenly disintegrate to dust when you use Avada Kedavra. We’ve seen other people killed with the curse before, and their bodies were still there."

    abir498313d2e

    20. Hermione's pink dress at the Yule Ball.

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    "Like, I know it’s not an important thing, but that’s why it bothers me so much. Why didn’t they use a blue dress? It doesn’t seem that hard."

    brehuston

    21. Harry's illegal underage magic in Half-Blood Prince.

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    "They are chilling in Ron’s room with a floating piece of newspaper they’ve enchanted to burn. Harry’s holding his wand, which makes it fairly clear he’s the one who cast the spell, which is illegal."

    christianf4f13844d1

    22. Dobby's absence in most of the movies.

    Warner Bros.

    "I feel like the movies had a big-enough budget that they could've implemented Dobby a lot more. Instead, everything Dobby was responsible for in the books, they gave to Neville. That did everyone's favorite house elf dirty, and then they only bring him back to kill him?"

    r4a554975a

    23. Harry's illegal underage magic in Prisoner of Azkaban.

    Warner Bros.

    "One of the most obvious annoying things is Harry using magic at his aunt and uncle's at the beginning of Prisoner of Azkaban, since he has problems three times in the books when he uses magic outside of school."

    tziporah

    24. The lack of foreshadowing for the fact that Mad-Eye was really Barty Crouch Jr.

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    "I feel like if you hadn’t read the books, you would be completely confused by the reveal of Barty Crouch Jr. being a Death Eater and pretending to be Mad-Eye Moody. Clues from the books were left out from the film, like Barty Crouch coming apart, his house elf Winky, the wand that cast the Dark Mark at the Quidditch World Cup, etc."

    laurenn47e216810

    25. The Weasleys knowing what dentists are.

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    "In Half-Blood Prince, Professor Slughorn asks Hermione what her parents do in 'the Muggle world,' and she says they're dentists. There's a short pause, and then she explains, 'They tend to people's teeth.' Slughorn even follows up by asking if it is a dangerous profession. This scene makes it really seem as if the Wizarding World doesn't have dentists and doesn't know what they are. BUT in Chamber of Secrets, when Ron, the twins, and Harry arrive at the Burrow after escaping the Dursleys, we see the magic Weasley family clock that clearly says 'DENTIST.'"

    jvick22

    26. Ron agreeing with Snape instead of defending Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban.

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    27. The inconsistency of Lily's eyes matching Harry's.

    Warner Bros

    "Through the entire franchise, everybody always tells Harry, 'You have your mother's eyes.' So then Lily makes an appearance in the first and fourth movies with BLUE eyes like Daniel Radcliffe's, and then we cut to the last movie and Lily’s eyes are BROWN?"

    bjader

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