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Harry nutter - Read all the books, seen all the films, wear the gear.... 6 18.18%
Harry horror - Load of over-type tosh 11 33.33%
Harry who? 7 21.21%
Other 9 27.27%
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I've never read any of the books or seen any of the films.
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I've not read any of the books but I've seen a couple of films on TV.
The films were quite entertaining and I can imagine that Kids (of all
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I love the idea of kids reading books
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Have read and enjoyed all the books for what they are, childrens stories! Not the greatest pieces of literature but very successful none the less!

Have seen (except the last one, but will do soon) all the films and enjoyed them for what they are, family entertainment!

Do not own any Potter merchandise
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Seen all the films. (I was bored in the UK one Christmas. ) Over hyped garbage imho.


But fair play to Ms Rowling for her success with it.


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I've never read any of the books or seen any of the films.
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And I am unlikely to unless you prop my eyelids open with matches.
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Older son has the books and have seen some of the later movies.
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The first book was OK, but they rapidly improved, and the series as a whole is perfectly readable. Rowling writes excellent characters that make you care about them, and that goes a long way to making up for her other deficiencies. Having read the books merely because I needed something to read, I was rather surprised when I got to the end of the last one to realise I did have an emotional response to it being the end.

The first film on the other hand was absolutely terrible. They picked out a cast based on kids who looked right, and not one of them had an ounce of acting talent, or comfort in front of the camera.
But they clearly recognised this, and must have invested in a hell of a lot of classes between that and the second - the films improved even more quickly than the books. They're still not anything special though, whereas the books - taken for what they are - do have something.

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So was Lord of the Rings, but that tends to get good reviews!
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have read and enjoyed all the books for what they are, childrens stories! Not the greatest pieces of literature but very successful none the less!

Have seen (except the last one, but will do soon) all the films and enjoyed them for what they are, family entertainment!

Do not own any potter merchandise
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No interest here either, why would I want to go and see some kids film?

Even more annoying are those folk who probably watch tosh like "the review show" and bang on about how you must read the books because they are so much better...

If someone tells me that the characters leap from the pages one more time I may leap up and punch them on the nose
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No real interest either although i know the actress, very well! who plays Hermione's mother in the Film.
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Loved the books, liked most of the films.... but: wearing a Gryffindor house scarf is fine if you are 12 and it's a bit chilly. When you're 40-odd and it's the middle of July it's just plain WRONG.
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I never got round to reading the books but I really enjoyed the films, bit far fetched though, I mean a ginger kid with two friends!!
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I never got round to reading the books but I really enjoyed the films, bit far fetched though, I mean a ginger kid with two friends!!
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Enjoyed the books, read the first one in 2001 when I was 13 and then each one after that as they came out. They weren't the best books I've ever read, but they were pretty good and easy to get into. I think I was just a little too old for them to get the most out of them. Only seen the first two films, they were ok but the books were better.
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Enjoyed the books, read the first one in 2001 when I was 13
..... Only seen the first two films, they were ok but the books were better.
Dan, i never knew you were so young!!!

I have yet to see a Movie that is better than the Book!?I think it boils down to the fact our imaginations are more vivid than we think.?
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Hang on, I'm not that young

Born 1986, so in 2001 I'd have been mostly 15

It must have been 1999 when I read the first book as I was definitely 13 when I first read it.
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Started watching the first one on DVD years ago but thankfully was distracted by girlfriend so didn't see past the first 5 mins.
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