The Good, The Bad, The Bogus: Moments in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'
Harry Potter achieved the impossible. He defeated Voldemort while leading 8 pretty solid films – a huge feat in a cinematic world where most sequels suck. But for all his successes, there are little demons and inconsistencies in Harry’s cinematic closet. With J.K. Rowling’s pen whipping up massive tomes, there was all manner of little tidbits and storylines that were discarded, not to mention changes to make the whole journey neat and cinematic. Some changes have been for the best, while others leave anxious holes: we’ll never see Luna announce a Quidditch match; we’ll never see Peter Pettigrew finally get what was coming to him.
With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 (on DVD/Blu-ray this week) action often trumps emotion, and when you’re dealing with a decade of films and a story that spans the entire lives of many young adults, some omissions and changes are wonderful, bittersweet, or just plain wrong. With that in mind, here are some of the most notable Good, Bad, and Bogus moments from the final two trips to Hogwarts. Agree? Disagree? Weigh in below with your choices.