Whether you’re a fan of the Harry Potter movies or not, I’m sure that we can all agree that the various filmmakers had a monumentally difficult task when it came to delivering fun, exciting and faithful adaptations of the books. Each instalment of J.K. Rowling’s book series is filled with an incredible amount of detail, as well as a number of beloved characters and moments that would be impossible to cram into a feature-length movie. With that said, there are undoubtedly moments from each of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books that should have been included in the movies.
We’ve already discussed the moments that we wish had made it into the first six movies in the series, and now we’re moving onto the final two instalments of the franchise, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
Yet again directed by David Yates, the final two instalments of the Harry Potter franchise offer an extremely dark, thoughtful and exhilarating ride! With the last two movies in the series, David Yates takes the time to delve into the characters and delivers an incredibly faithful and action-packed conclusion. The film adaptations of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows are surprisingly faithful to the source material, especially compared to previous instalments, but there are still a few major moments from the book that didn’t make it into the movie.
Here are five moments from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows that we wish had made it into the films:
5. Kreacher And The House-Elves Fight
Kreacher plays a major role in the film adaptation of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, with the house-elf helping Harry, Ron and Hermione find the real Horcrux locket. In the book, however, Kreacher plays a much larger role and has a cheer-worthy moment in the climax of the Battle of Hogwarts. Whn it looks like the battle might be lost, Kreacher arrives with the Hogwarts house-elves and leads them into battle shouting “Fight, fight for my master, the defender of the house-elves! Fight the Dark Lord, in the name of brave Regulus! Fight!”
It’s easy to see why this moment was cut from the film, as Kreacher’s role in the Harry Potter movies was much smaller than his role in the books, but it would have been amazing to see the house-elf stand against Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
4. McGonagall, Kingsley & Slughorn Duel Voldemort
The final Harry Potter movie has more than enough exhilarating action, especially when it comes to wizarding duels, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to see McGonagall, Slughorn and Kingsley team-up against Lord Voldemort.
Towards the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, moments before Harry and Voldemort’s final battle, Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn and Kingsley Shacklebolt attempt to take down Lord Voldemort together. With his immense power and the help of the Elder Wand, however, Voldemort is able to overpower his opponents – although he doesn’t seriously injure any of them.
3. Harry Defends McGonagall
After returning to Hogwarts to find the final Horcrux, Harry and Luna go to the Ravenclaw common room so that Harry can see what Ravenclaw’s Diadem looks like. Unfortunately, Death Eater Alecto Carrow was waiting for them in Ravenclaw Tower.
Alecto summons Voldemort using the dark mark, but is knocked-out before she can capture Harry and Luna. Things get worse when Alecto’s brother Amycus arrives and finds his sister stunned on the common room floor, with curious Ravenclaw students surrounding her unconscious body. From beneath the invisibility cloak, Harry and Luna watch as Professor McGonagall arrives, but Harry cannot stand to watch Amycus disrespect his old teacher. After seeing Amycus spit on McGonagall’s face, Harry removes the invisibility cloak and hits the Death Eater with the cruciatus curse.
2. Fred’s Last Laugh
In the film adaptation of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione discover that Fred has been killed when they return to the Great Hall to see his lifeless body lying on the ground. In the book, however, the Golden Trio are there to witness Fred’s heartbreaking death!
During the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione run into Fred and Percy Weasley, who are laughing at each others jokes as they fight side-by-side. A sudden explosion blows away the side of the castle, knocking them all backwards. Harry manages to get back onto his feet and finds Hermione first, and the pair stand shocked and heartbroken when they find Ron and Percy kneeling beside Fred’s lifeless body, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face
1. Voldemort’s Final Moments
In the film adaptation of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Voldemort is defeated and killed when Harry overpowers him in an epic duel to the death. While Voldemort’s final moments are very similar in the book, director David Yates made a few major changes for the big-screen adaptation.
In the book, everyone remaining in the Great Hall stops to watch in awe as Harry and Voldemort begin to duel. While the final battle between Harry and Voldemort is very close to what we see in the movie, with Harry using expelliarmus to disarm and kill Voldemort, the Dark Lord’s final moments are very different. In the book, Voldemort’s lifeless body falls to the ground like any ordinary mans would, while the film shows the Voldemort’s corpse turning to ash and blowing away in the wind.
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