You see this? This is an Age Line. Dumbledore drew it himself.
Hermione conveying so much more chemistry with the twins in one moment than she did with Ron in all eight films —
I love this scene! She is confused and amused!
No freakin’ duh; these films (aside from OOTP) were written by someone who had a bias against Ron, and avoided Ron/Hermione moments whenever possible. Steve Kloves (the screen-writer for all the HP films except the fifth) referred to Hermione as his favourite character, and seemed dismissive of Ron and the Ron/Hermione pairing whenever he talked about them.
If you look at the behind-the-scenes footage, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint had really good chemistry together. And that was the case throughout virtually the entire series; it’s just that we rarely got to see it on-screen (aside from OOTP which, as I’ve already mentioned, was written by a different screen-writer than the other films). That potential was wasted simply because the screen-writer had little interest in Ron as a character or Ron/Hermione as a pairing.
Sorry if I hijacked your post, but this always bugged me about the films.
WHAT FUCKING MORON HIRED SOMEONE WHO HATES RON TO WRITE MOVIES WHERE HE IS ONE OF 3 MAIN CHARACTERS
JK Rowling did. Apparently, her reservations about handing her characters over to Steve Kloves quickly evaporated when the screen-writer told Rowling that his favourite character was Hermione (who, if you recall, was a character Rowling heavily based on herself).
As weird as it sounds nowadays, in the late 1990s, Hermione fans were actually a rarity in the HP fandom, as most fans’ favourite character was Ron.
Rowling was so caught off-guard by Kloves’ declaration that she gave him her blessing to screen-write the first film (which led to the second, then the third, and eventually the entire HP film series aside from OOTP).
Even nowadays, Rowling still commends Kloves on his writing of the HP film series. I wish I was kidding.