As any diehard 'Potter' fan knows, there are some pretty big differences between 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' the movie and 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' the book.
After the jump, we've listed a few key differences between the book, aka the Sixth Gospel According to J.K. Rowling, and the movie (we know, there are WAY more) and asked you to vote on whether you liked them, hated them or plain just didn't care. With a staggering box office haul of $58.4M domestically and $104M worldwide in its first 24 hours alone, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' is well on its way to becoming the franchise's highest-grossing film yet. Not only that, but it's conjuring up glowing reviews from most critics.
Even so, some diehard fans (let's call them Potterheads, shall we?) don't feel quite the same way. You see, they don't appreciate some of the changes that director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves made in adapting the beloved tome, aka The Sixth Gospel According to J.K. Rowling, for the big screen.
Below, we've listed a few key differences between the book and the movie (we know, there are WAY more) and asked you to vote on whether you liked them, hated them or plain just didn't care. So cast your votes, then sound off on what you liked and didn't like about 'Prince' in the comments. Oh yeah, one last thing ... WARNING: BIG-TIME SPOILERS AHEAD! -- By Tom DiChiara
The Harry-Ginny Kiss
Instead of playing tonsil hockey for the first time at a Quidditch victory party, Potter and the pretty young Weasley instead make out in the Room of Requirement whilst hiding the Half-Blood Prince's potions book. No biggie, right? Except that all the kissing prevented Harry from fulfilling a key plot point of 'Prince': placing the diadem of Ravenclaw on top of the cabinet there so that he knows where it is when he's hunting Horcruxes in 'Deathly Hallows.' That could come back to bite him in the butt.
Gratuitous Burrow Burning
Kloves and Yates added a scene in the film in which Death Eaters, including Bellatrix Lestrange, attack the Weasley house and burn the Burrow to the ground. Sad.
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In the final scene of both the book and the film, Draco disarms Dumbledore with the intention of killing him, but can't go through with it. Enter Snape to finish the job. The key difference: In the book, Dumbledore had stupefied Harry and hidden him under the invisibility cloak so he will not try to save him. In the film, Harry is simply lurking below the stairs obeying Dumbledore's command not to act, no matter what. If you ask us, that makes the scenario all the more heartbreaking ... but we always were the sentimental type.
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