Thursday, August 6, 2009

an open letter to Warner Brothers

Dear Prats (aka screenwriters at Warner Brothers),

Thank you for making such an awesome movie. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was fun, had great effects, and was very entertaining.

However, simply stating that a movie is based on a book and naming the characters after characters in the book does not actually mean it is based on the book. We had this problem in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as well.

I think I have found a solution to the problem; it would be helpful to read the book first. This will enlighten you as to what actually happens. Also, by reading the book, other characters pertinent to the story can be incorporated into the film.

By following this simple step, hopefully it will help lower your chances of getting attacked by an angry mob welding hardback Harry Potter books.

Bloody Hell,

Emily

19 comments:

Lauren said...

Seriously, the slick gits are barking.

Ehrenfelds said...

So glad that you and Lauren finally saw it!

I have been dying to talk to her about it. I too was not impressed and it really getting frustrating!

Gisela said...

Um, I think your post needed a warning to put down all beverages before reading. My monitor now has coffee on it!

I have yet to see the new HP, but I've heard many of the same reviews. I'll still see it...hope it isn't TOO disappointing.

Erin said...

I have not read all the books and am on book 2! I just can't get into them like I got into twilight. I can not wait to see the movie though. Maybe it is a good thing I have not read the book :)

Pam said...

I'm taking it that you're a bit miffed since seeing HP last night. Love the letter. You should really send it to them!

Jennie said...

I actually enjoyed this one much better than OOTP. I have the same book-to-movie issues you do, believe me, but I think I was so glad HBP didn't suck as much as OOTP that my initial reaction was joy! The same director that did OOTP also did HBP, so my expectations were pretty low to start with :) I think he's also doing #7. (sigh)

Kat said...

Haha! I haven't read or seen any of the Harry Potter books/films but I felt the same about parts of the Twilight movie. Stick to the book, people!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Okay...I'm not into Harry Potter....but I can imagine it is SUPER annoying for the movie to be totally different from the book! Oh, and did I mention that you are hilarious!

Vivienne said...

Bloody Hell? Classic. You are on a snarky letter writing roll.
Do keep it up.

Bren said...

I haven't seen it yet and am already disappointed if it isn't like the book! Why do they have to do that? Ruin a wonderful story that they know EVERYONE has read?? Guess I'll wait to see it on DVD.

Jen said...

that bad, huh? I have not seen the movie yet.

Sierra Rix said...

Bra - stinking - oh!
Why take a good thing and change it???

Krystyn said...

So, I'm guessing you were disappointed?

Alex Powell said...

sheesh

He & Me + 3 said...

BAAAAAA! You are too funny! I haven't read the book nor seen the film, but I hear that the movies are never as good as the books...sounds like this one wasn't even like the book. LOL
Yikes for them.

Honey Mommy said...

Still haven't seen it! I have read all the books though.

I am usually disappointed by movies that come from good books. They never seem to get it right!

Morgan said...

I totally agree! The movie was so dissapointing! You would swear the writers had never even read a summary of the book. And don't get me started on the random added and deleted scenes...grrr. I'd really like to know which genius told them their edits were a good idea.

Brandi said...

You are so right. I love the movies and I'll watch them anyway, but if you've read the books first you will be disappointed. I hope Twilight doesn't follow suit. I saw the movie first then read books 2-4. I never went back and read the first one, but loved the movie. I am sooo hoping that New Moon doesn't disappoint. Well, I'll probably be too caught up with Edward to really notice if it's as good as the book or not. :)

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

Too funny...........
I learned in 6th grade that the books are always soooooooo much better...when I was greatly disappointed with watching the Hobbit, after having read it.
Since then, I ALWAYS read the book first, if it's a book I want to read.........and I'm never disappointed with the movies, because my expectations of it are very low.

I recently read and then watched Confessions of a Shopoholic and WOAH! Total makeover of that story.....
Before that, I finished all the Twilight books.......woo hoo...and the movie is coming from Netflix today....

So yeah, enjoy the books and lower expectations big time when watching the movies!!!