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The Ron Weasley Moment Harry Potter Fans Thought Was Way Better In The Movie

As far as adaptations go, the "Harry Potter" films have a reasonably solid track record of staying true to the source material (before anyone starts nitpicking, this is comparatively speaking, some books got it far worse). Granted, the "Harry Potter" films also basically originated the Two-Part Finale trope, so, in a roundabout sort of way, Harry Potter is responsible for the tragedy that is "Wicked" becoming two films. Win some, lose some. Somewhere between a legacy of intentional respect and the cataclysmic domino effect that has audiences buying two tickets for every one story, the "Harry Potter" filmography cordoned off a little space for their own unique take on the boy who lived. 

Consider how "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One" saw Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) return to Godrick's Hollow — his childhood home and the site where his parents died — without using the Polyjuice Potion like he did in the books because he wanted to feel at home near his home. Sure, that example is probably better explained by the director wanting to keep his main cast on the screen, but the point still stands. All eight movies are sprinkled with moments like this, where the story on screen purposefully deviates from the choices made in the book in ways that are still justified by who the characters are. 

In this way, fans have taken to selecting their favorite moments that are specific to the film. There's one about Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) that stands out for fans, and it has to do with an unforgettable interaction with his mischievous twin brothers, Fred and George Weasley (James and Oliver Phelps). 

Fans love how Fred and George taunt Ron in the movies

In a subreddit dedicated to The Boy Who Lived, u/TopTopTopcina asked, "I'm a huge book fan and – don't hate me – I believe the movies didn't do them justice, but there are some movie moments that I think did a better job than the books or didn't appear in the books at all." They went on to list several bits that were either unique to the "Harry Potter" films or were otherwise tweaked by them. The Redditor finished their post with a call to arms, asking for everyone to chip in with their own favorite moments that were made better in the movies. In response, u/AlwaysTheRae said, "the Weasley's Wizard Wheezes scene. Fred and George were slightlyyy kinder to Ron in the books (removing the Knut) but the movie made this scene way more iconic. 'How much for this?' 'Five Galleons.' 'How much for me?' 'Ten Galleons!' "

As a quick refresher for those who might not have read the books in a while, the scene plays out exactly as described. Ron scrambles around the shop, grabbing as many cool toys as he can carry, and when he runs into his older twin siblings, they warn him against theft. When he complains that he shouldn't have to pay because he's family, Fred and George feign repentance and discount a single Knut, which, according to Nerdist's sources, is approximately five pennies. On the other end of the spectrum, that same source believes that a single Galleon is approximately 25 dollars, so for the movie twins to ramp the price from five Galleons to ten ... maybe Ron would be better off getting someone else to purchase the Weasley Wizard Wheezes wares for him.