In reality, I think we agree, we’re just talking past each other.
First of all, let’s get a definition straight: A book and a movie should be considered two different things and never compared. In order to make a movie (or a book) work, it has to function on its own and can’t rely on the other to fill in the gaps.
Secondly, now let’s look at the critique. People such as myself criticize the Harry/Ginny ship after watching the movies, thus making this our opinion on the ship represented in the movie.
We have no way, and no right, to criticize the ship represented in the books, and this is not what we’re doing. We’re simply stating the fact, that the ship did not work in the media in which it was presented to us.
So when I say: That ship came out of nowhere, I mean it, and I have every right to mean it.
In conclusion, we agree that the movies do a terrible job representing it. And that’s it. I’m not going to read the book, just because I don’t feel the Harry/Ginny-thing. And I expect to be allowed to criticize a point without having a book thrown in my face.
But if anyone is actually that invested in the Harry/Ginny storyline that it keeps them awake at night, i too would suggest they read the books.
P.S. The original comment I made to your post was not intended to be an attack on you, just everyone who’ve ever told me to read a book after I didn’t get something that happened in the movie. A brilliant example would be the horrendous Twilight-movies my girlfriend forced me to watch. It so happens that I’m a critical viewer, and so she had to stop and explain something to me (based on the books) ever so often, when shit didn’t make sense.
I hope we can still be friends <3