Sorry for that. Now, on to the movie. Uh, did the writers of the movie even read the book, or did they just make stuff up as they went along? I knew that I shouldn't have read the book again right before I went to see it!!
They didn't just add/remove stuff for the sake of time this time, no. They completely had characters doing things that, in the book, other characters did. Just one example: Luna did not find Harry in the train when they arrived at Hogwarts, Tonks did.
In addition to that, they had complete scenes that didn't even happen in the book! For example, when the Weasley's house caught on fire over Christmas holiday. I am almost positive that did not happen in the book.
And, most importantly, Harry and Ginny did not kiss in the Room of Requirement! She didn't even go in there with him! They totally kissed right in front of everyone in the common room after a quiddich match! That was my favorite part of the whole book and I was so sad that they changed it!
There were a ton of other instances where I would lean over to Lee and tell him that's not how it happened in the book. I felt like every 5 minutes I was the book police and had to let him know that wasn't how it was supposed to be! Even this morning, I would randomly say "oh and this did not happen in the book either!" I'm not going to go on and on (although I could and kind of want to) because I sound like a huge HP dork. I was just not expecting that much of a deviation from the book. I understand that things need to be sped up and maybe happen in a different way for the sake of time, but this was ridiculous. I hear that the last book will be split into 2 movies, and for the sake of the story line, I sure hope that it is!
and dumbledore pick up harry in the subway station
and harry did not hit on that girl at the subway station restaurant
in fact there was so subway station in the book
and hermione fixed harry's nose, not luna
and harry did not go to slughorn's parties, he avoided them
and harry and ginny did not come close to kissing over the holiday in the house
and mr weasley did not tell harry about the vanishing closet
we knew nothing about the vanishing closet until the very end
speaking of the very end, harry was not on the floor below dumblodore and the death eaters
he was on the same floor, behind a door, under his invisibility cloak, frozen by dumbledore's spell
and there was a big fight in the great hall and entrance hall at the end
and and and