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dougieroseagain · 22/07/2015 20:58

Does anyone evil die, he says?

An d my point is/


2 gottles of wine. your honour, i feeallly don'e care.

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Topseyt · 22/07/2015 21:29

Harry, Ron and Hermione survive and go on to send children of their own to Hogwarts.

Voldemort died, as was the eventual plan throughout the books.

Other than that, it is a fair old mix of goodies and baddies who survive or die.

Snape didn't actually turn out to be such a baddie in the end as all became clearer, he died.

Dumbledore died, yet still managed to play a fair old part in Deathly Hallows.

Didn't the Malfoys all live? Draco was seen sending his own child off to Hogwarts alongside Harry, Ron & Hermione. Bellatrix died though. She was totally evil, and a bum-licker to Voldemort.

I think Neville Longbottom survived.

AnImpalaCalledBABY · 22/07/2015 21:32

I'm not sure a 17 year old is entirely the best judge of what is suitable for and 8 year old Hmm Grin

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teeththief · 22/07/2015 21:33

My 8 year old has watched all the HP films and hasn't been traumatised...apart from the first one when 'he who shall not be named' was revealed under Prof Quirrel's head scarf Grin

Joffrey deserved to die by the way

HeartsTrumpDiamonds · 22/07/2015 21:33

Oh GOD, DH somehow thinks it's ok for him to watch GOT while the DD's are in the room. They are 9 and 11. He says he can pause it or change the channel if anything too racy of violent comes on. Yeah right. He knows how I feel about it and has "stopped" but I bet you any money he still does it when I'm not around. Grrrrr.

Toomuch2young · 22/07/2015 21:35

Yes love this thread and totally agree with your DS!!
mrshathaway jk may not be your style but I don't think it can be disputed she is a great writer?! Few author have such wide ranging mass appeal and I am unaware of any other series which has had legions of fans camped outside bookshops at midnight eagerly awaiting the next instalment Grin

SaucyJack · 22/07/2015 21:35

Agree about JK Rowling not being able to finish books.

The end of Deathly Hallows reads like it was written by Dame Sally Markham from Little Britain.

And then they all die. The End.
And then Ron and Hermione get married. The End.

RiverTam · 22/07/2015 21:39

teeth nothing to go with being traumatised, just that there are better things for them to be watching at age 8, and it's not the age for them to get the most out of them. Kis I do very strongly feel that the books need to be read first. There is so much cut out of the last 3 books that the films have huge holes in them. Plus Lots of teenage angst, Harry struggling with how he perceives the world and those he thinks are friends etc etc.

RiverTam · 22/07/2015 21:40

Toomuch I love JK but she us certainly not a great writer. Immensely popular, of course, but great? Nope. No way.

MrsHathaway · 22/07/2015 21:42

mrshathaway jk may not be your style but I don't think it can be disputed she is a great writer?! Few author have such wide ranging mass appeal and I am unaware of any other series which has had legions of fans camped outside bookshops at midnight eagerly awaiting the next instalment

I said "isn't that great a writer", not "is a shit writer". In crafting terms, she can knit a good pattern, but she can't cast off.

Her edited books (HP1-3 and the Galbraith one) are nice. The ones where she has full editorial control are not. The stories make absolutely fantastic films (apart from the said loose ends issue) because her imagination is brilliant. That's completely different from the craft/graft of writing.

Icantstopeatinglol · 22/07/2015 21:44

teeth I agree. My ds has seen them all and the one he doesn't like is the first one with voldermort as a face under professor quirells headscarf! He won't watch it again. The rest he loves! Like me! Grin

teeththief · 22/07/2015 21:44

No she probably didn't understand it all but it was a family thing and we all enjoyed it. She did read 5 of the books before watching them though so knew there were bits missing from the films. I watched them all in the cinema and was disappointed at the missing bits though so get what you're saying there.

We're all massive HP fans and I have no doubt both of my DC will revisit the books and films as they grow up

LikeABadSethRogenMovie · 22/07/2015 21:50

I think DC1 was so lucky to have experienced the whole going to the store at midnight and grew up with the books. DC4 is reading them now and it's just not the same.

But in answer to the question, yes! Lots of people die. Jk lost her plot by the end, I think.

dougieroseagain · 22/07/2015 21:51

coughs I worked as a book publicist aka Bridge Jones and I've met JKR on the odd, and not so odd occasion. She's a good sport.

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dougieroseagain · 22/07/2015 21:52

PS My 17yo DD has PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER written all over her.

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YeOldeTrout · 22/07/2015 22:00

Scummy Pettigrew dies.
Umbrage probably has a fate worse than death.

dougieroseagain · 22/07/2015 22:05

Yes, what happens to Umbridge? Does she ever get out of the forest after being carted off by those unicorn creature thingies?

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UncertainSmile · 22/07/2015 22:06

I think killing off Tonks and Lupin was a bit much. Dobby was a pain in the arse.

UncertainSmile · 22/07/2015 22:07

Umbridge escaped and is now a Tory MP.

NameChange30 · 22/07/2015 22:12

DUMBLEDORE. All the other deaths will pale in comparison after that.

Until GoT, that is. (Hearts I am Shock at your DH! So he doesn't mind his DDs watching torture and rape then?!!)

dougieroseagain · 22/07/2015 22:15

Flowers to uncertainsmile - YES Tonks OR Lupin - not both!!!!

I've never liked Dobby. I'd have scraped him off my shoe before giving him a sock. I'm glad they cut out the House Elf Libertation Front bollocks out of the films.

Ho HO HO - which Tory MP? Does she wear FckME shoes?

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ThoseAwfulCurtains · 22/07/2015 22:16

I heard Gove based his whole stint on her. Pictures of her in his office and everything.

silveroldie2 · 22/07/2015 22:16

Honestly, if he can cope with Dobby dying, he is ready for anything. I'm still in mourning, sniff.

ThoseAwfulCurtains · 22/07/2015 22:18

Still can't really talk about it. Sniff.

UncertainSmile · 22/07/2015 22:26

I loved the portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in the films; she was played just right. I wanted to strangle her.

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