XLord007 wrote: Amazingu wrote:
(if you think this movie is anti-climactic you probably haven't read the books)
I read the books. I greatly enjoyed the seventh book, and I don't remember feeling that its ending was anticlimactic at all. The movie feels anticlimactic because of how it was shot, cut, and scored. I just don't think they did a great job of conveying the events of the book.
I'm curious why did you read the whole series? In fact, I wonder why so many adults read the whole series? I'm not even sure why Potter became such a hit. Of course, being the happy cynic that I am, I could not put my view better than Ursala Le Guin did:
"I have no great opinion of it. When so many adult critics were carrying on about the 'incredible originality' of the first Harry Potter book, I read it to find out what the fuss was about, and remained somewhat puzzled; it seemed a lively kid's fantasy crossed with a "school novel", good fare for its age group, but stylistically ordinary, imaginatively derivative, and ethically rather mean-spirited."
Although well written, I personally find very little original imagination in it. It's no Wizard of Oz, no Alice in Wonderland, no Chronicles of Narnia, certainly no Lord of the Rings... rather to me I found it to be a piecemeal of different classic books and myths put together. I also think it's so popular because adults are reading it far more than kids. The adults are also the ones spending so much money on the books and merchandise and making a brouhaha. Anyway, as you can tell, I'm not a fan at all, although I know we all have different tastes.
I'm really curious (and not trying to be disparaging here at all), how many who have read Potter have read the Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Lord of the Rings, and other such fantasy classics?