There were many scenes from the books that were omitted when the movies came out. So many scenes were omitted, that in my opinion, it really confused the audience about what was happening in the story. The details that were missed didn’t give them the full experience of the Harry Potter world.
Though I can understand why certain scenes were omitted, due to time or lack of great importance, it is still fun to read those omitted scenes and it would have been great if they had made it into the movies.
Therefore, here are some scenes that I wished made it into the movies:
1. Snape’s Potion Puzzle
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the Golden Trio had to get past a number of obstacles in order to get to the room where Voldemort (gasp!) was. One of those obstacles was Snape’s potion puzzle, which Hermione solved with no problem. However, this was omitted in the movies and I was so disappointed. I felt that this scene really showed how magnificent Hermione was, and not to mention, without this scene, there was really no reason why she earned so many points at the end to win the house cup.
2. Nearly Headless Nick’s Deathday Party
Taken place in the Chamber of Secrets, a Deathday party marks the death day of a ghost, where all the ghost come together and celebrate. Nearly Headless Nick died on October 31 and Harry, Ron, and Hermione had the pleasure of attending the Gryffindor ghost’s party.
I think it would have been so much fun to see all the ghosts gathering together and Harry, Ron, Hermione joining the party even though they aren’t dead.
3. Explanation of the Marauder’s Map
The Marauder’s Map was mentioned in the movies, but the history behind it wasn’t; therefore, the importance of the map wasn’t weighed very much. If you haven’t read the books and only seen the movies, you wouldn’t have known who Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs were, nor would you have known the significance behind the names that were chosen.
4. Harry’s Date with Cho Chang
I was so excited to see this scene when the movie came out, but lo and behold, it had been omitted. This took place in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and here, Harry and taking Cho out on a date in Hogsmade. However, something happened, and Harry ended up ditching Cho for Hermione. Ouch!
Despite all of these omitted scenes, the movies will always have an amazing place in my life. They brought magic and wonder, and there is no doubt I’ll be watching them time and time again!
What do you think? What were some omitted scenes you wished were in the movies?