I like Harry Potter

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  • #121657

    Do you?

    #121668

    Do you mean the books or the movies?

    #121732

    Badgers unite, Hufflepuff for life!

    #157689
    qM3rcp
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    I like the movies and the books. I started by watching the movies when they came out. Wasn’t into reading. Then, a few years ago, I decided that I needed to start reading. Turns out I love it now. I read the books in 6 weeks and it was fantastic.

    I like having movies before the books. Because the books only add to the story, the changes are seen as interesting and not disapointing, you can picture so many things while reading and you have the soundtrack.

    Oh and, Slytherin. Sorry, Tuggs

    #160586

    Never read the books.

    #160616
    DDayCobra
    Admin

    I thought the movies were fine but I want to get into them more – I need to watch them again before I visit Universal Studios again

    #160966

    The theming of Harry Potter at Universal is probably the best in the world, pending Nintendo land.

    Hogs Mead and Diagon Alley are fantastic, throw in the train ride between the two and immersion is top notch.

    I love the Dueling Dragons before they replaced them with the Hagrid’s ride, but that is awesome too. With the deadend from Disney Himalayan adventure and the drop from Alton Towers 13, plus unique motorcycle carriages. So sweet.

    Then there’s Gringots bank with a giant fire breathing dragon on the roof. The pre show with elevator and the gnarly movie-est ride. All great.

    Plus Florida has the correct type of butter beer unlike the UK

    It’s one of the reasons I prefer Universal over Disneyland Magic Kingdom.

    PS don’t tell the wife,she’ll kick me out of the house 😁

    #160968

    You’re not missing much. My wife and I went to Universal Studios 2 years ago and spent a lot of time in the Harry Potter area. It’s very nice, but aside from 2 rides, is pretty much just a “World of” attraction where the experience is simply being there either on the Hogsmeade side or the Diagon Alley side.

    I’m guessing it’s how Galaxy’s Edge feels? I haven’t been there. But it’s very much consumerism based and not so much on the “ZOMG I feel just like I am IN a Harry Potter novel!”

    #161009
      <li style=”text-align: left;”>The theming of Harry Potter at Universal is probably the best in the world, pending Nintendo land.

    Hogs Mead and Diagon Alley are fantastic, throw in the train ride between the two and immersion is top notch.

    I love the Dueling Dragons before they replaced them with the Hagrid’s ride, but that is awesome too. With the deadend from Disney Himalayan adventure and the drop from Alton Towers 13, plus unique motorcycle carriages. So sweet.

    Then there’s Gringots bank with a giant fire breathing dragon on the roof. The pre show with elevator and the gnarly movie-est ride. All great.

    Plus Florida has the correct type of butter beer unlike the UK

    It’s one of the reasons I prefer Universal over Disneyland Magic Kingdom.

    PS don’t tell the wife,she’ll kick me out of the house 😁

    #161026

    Saw the movies before reading the books and I liked both. I find that if I watch movies first I am able to appreciate the two different artistic visions. I look at the book as more of an extended cut of the film in many ways. The only time I watched a movie then read the book and been pissed at the movie was Eragon. They did the book really dirty. I’d be really curious to see a more faithful adaptation of the movies (the first and second stuck very closely with the books, they did Ron dirty in the films). I liked the experience of going to Universal Studios in Orlando particularly the interactive wands and Olivanders. Butter beer was pretty disgusting in my opinion though. House Ravenclaw all the way.

    #162694
    qM3rcp
    Premium

    I disagree. I went there 2 years ago too and I felt like I was in the novels. Sure, not much rides (I don’t care for them anyway) but so much effort was put into the details. It’s almost an exact replica of the movies. There’s even some characters that aren’t featured in the movies. The interactive wand, while overpriced a bit, are super fun. It’s a theme park so of course they want to sell you overpriced stuff but nevertheless I loved it.

    Didn’t go to Galaxy’s Edge but from the videos I saw of it, I see that as an insult to everyone who worked on the Harry Potter World.

    #162781
    Anonymous

    I love the books and the films. I wish I had grown up going to Hogwarts. My favorite bits of the films and books are when they are young and just doing stuff at Hogwarts.

    #176060
    Angry_Vader
    Premium

    Love the movies but I think that the sorcerers stone is a bit boring. Everyone’s gonna hate me now lol

    #176068

    I saw the first movie at the cinema and thought it was just a rip off of large chunks of Star Wars and Indiana Jones so although it was entertaining enough I didn’t bother with the films after that until I was lent 1-5 on DVD and saw how the story developed. After that I watched the final films when they came out on DVD.

    I’ve never read the books though.

    #176099

    I enjoyed the Harry Potter films and the  Wizardary World at Universal, went there twice years ago.  I never got into the books but was meaning to get the audio books set, the books seem better than the movies overall.

     

    The Fantastic Beasts films I don’t care that much about but they arent that bad either.

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