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Tonks - Confused
Posted on Monday 5 May 2008 at 10:08 am

R/T in HBP

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Ganked from The Leaky Cauldron.

According to the report, Natalia Tena says her character Tonks “was only on set for the part where Death Eaters attack the Burrow at Christmas (where Harry & Weasleys are present). She said that none of the angst of her character is there – indeed, she and Lupin are just suddenly a couple when they meet there.”

Raise your hand if you're surprised.
Raise your other hand if you're not surprised but still a little disappointed.
Raise your foot (I ran out of hands) if you don't remember Death Eaters attacking the Burrow at Christmas in HBP and only remember Percy and Scrimgeour dropping by and don't remember Tonks being there for any of it.

*raises other hand*
*raises foot*


train_lindz at 2:31 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I read this this morning and groaned. I've become used to the movie adaptations, but HBP seems to be spinning off worse than the others. The adding of the new scene bothers me.

Did you read the Leaky comments? Apparently she told someone at a Con that they are also probably cutting Dumbledore's funeral scene. Whether this is true or not just makes me put my head down on my desk. Why are they killing these movies? Why?!
bratty_jedi at 11:00 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I caught that about Dumbledore's funeral. That is a bit odd but if you're focused on just the plot, it isn't that integral I suppose. It is character development and emotion but not plot.
gilpin25 at 2:36 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I had no hopes regarding any of their story being in the film so I've shrugged, dispiritedly. Because it would have been nice to be pleasantly surprised. I did read about the extra scene a while back so that Greyback doesn't just come out of the blue at the end of HBP.

I suppose it is interesting to let my imagination run completely wild on how they're going to show that they are now a couple in one brief glimpse... ;)

Thank goodness for Indy. I think I'm safe that they won't be cutting him, lol.
bratty_jedi at 11:02 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I vaguely remember something about an extra DE attack being added but didn't realize it was during Christmas at the Burrow.

I vote for quietly snogging in the corner!

An Indiana Jones movie without Indy would be very odd. Though I've heard some speculation that they are setting up this Mutt character as an Indy Junior to continue the franchise without Ford so you never know.
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 5:21 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I'm neither surprised nor disappointed because I just don't care that much about the movies. So I guess I've just got a raised foot, but again, it's an apathetically raised foot because I don't really care how much they stray from canon. Especially if this means they won't include Remus and Tonks dying in the movies -- then they'll become my canon. ;)

Siriusly, I'm not surprised we're going to get a little R/T action because of Harry inheriting Teddy at the end of DH. They must set that up, after all.

Like gilpin25, I want to know how they're going to show that Remus and Tonks are a couple. Will they be snogging at the Christmas dinner table, a la Bill and Fleur? Or will we get some sort of expository dialogue along these lines:

Harry: "You've got a girlfriend?"

Ron: "At your age?"

Hermione: "With that cardigan?"

Tonks: "He wooed me with big band music on his phonograph."

Harry: "But I thought you liked the Weird Sisters."

Tonks: "Not in these movies. I do, however, like scars and bad 'taches."

Also, I'm glad they're omitting the angst. The unhappy R/T ending would be an easier pill to swallow if only they'd gotten to be properly happy for a while before that.

Sorry about all the edits, but I keep forgetting to say what I mean to! I wonder if it's any more likely in light of this that we'll see an R/T wedding in DH -- if they're not scrapping that setting, that is.

Edited at 2008-05-05 05:51 pm (UTC)
bratty_jedi at 11:05 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Are you done editing? Is it safe for me to reply :P

I love your dialogue. Too funny.

I like the movies well enough but pretty much keep them mentally separate from the books. Changes in order to make the books into films are of course necessary. I'm just bemused by some of the choices they've made and continue to make in the process of adapting the series.

I'd be very surprised if we see the wedding but since we're getting two DH movies I suppose it is possible. But I'd almost expect them to leave the R/T stuff for the second movie since the birth of Teddy is really only thing that "matters."
littlepixiechic at 9:43 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I totally have my foot raised, but probably not my hands. I kind of take the movies as the movies and, yes, I often wish they had included certain scenes, but I don't get too upset about it. However, as you know, I do get upset about Daniel Radcliffe's inability to make himself taller and totally redo his facial structure to comply with my vision of Harry.
bratty_jedi at 11:06 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
The choices of what to include and what to leave out continually mystify me but I'm generally OK with the movies. I'm sorry Daniel Radcliffe looks too much like Frodo for your taste. On the bright side, you should get an R/Hr kiss or two in DH.

Edited at 2008-05-05 11:07 pm (UTC)
godricgal at 11:06 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I'm not surprised and I'm torn between being disappointed and relieved because I'm not sure I could cope with watching the end of DH if they had made the ship a plot point. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't watch the movie if they did, though with all the focus around that Harry fellow and teh angst he feels at their deaths, they'll probably made an appearance in DH for the tissue factor.

I think the only reason I'd like them to make a thing of it in the films is for nice icons, but then DT's costuming doesn't make for great icons, anyway, so I think I'll stick with icons like these. ;)
bratty_jedi at 11:11 pm on 05 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
All very good points. Hopefully we'll get some snogging in a corner with them both in decent clothing for the icons.

They will need to show the R/T deaths in DH or else having MPP and Lily come back when Harry uses the ring wouldn't really work. I wonder how much they'll do with R/T in DH. The Teddy factor is the one thing that really makes me think they're story might get more screen time in the finale.

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