film adaptation requires hard decisions on the part of the creators, since even
the biggest budget movie has a limited runtime in which to turn a novel into a
cinematic experience and thus must cut at least a few subplots in order to avoid
hitting the four-hour mark.
As a result, favourite minor characters are often
relegated to the ignominy of single scene cameos, if not cut entirely, whilst
complex plots are cut down for the sake of clarity.
Perhaps one of the most famously controversial cases
of this is the Harry Potter novels (calm down Game of Thrones fans, we said “one
Author/ much-maligned Twitter scourge JK Rowlings’s
mega-successful young adult franchise was always guaranteed to do big business
at the box office, but the films which realized the writer’s work varied wildly
in style and tone, and many fans were annoyed by even the necessary divergences
these movies made from the source material.
Some fans were simply victims of their own outsized
expectations, but some were right to be annoyed as the changes made by the
films were not only unnecessary to the films but went way too far in rewriting
the series. With that in mind, here are ten changes in the Harry Potter movies
which fans were right to hate.