I absolutely love book Ginny (GoF, HBP, DH). JK makes her a bright, fierce person but in the films, she doesn't seem to be anything like that. She's still reserved like she was in the first few films (which she was supposed to be) but they haven't made much of an effort to show the change in Ginny as she matures.This (pardon my french) really damn well pisses me off.
They make an effort to show the change in Neville and I think they done a really good job with him but I just don't see how they couldn't have put in the same amount of effort with Ginny.
I also love the Ginny/Harry pairing in the book, and the whole build up, especially in Half Blood Prince. I was looking forward to seeing what the film were going to do with them and quite frankly, I was not happy. They start off with Harry arranging a date with some girl in the cafe who is completely irrelevant to the whole HP story which I found confusing. They make Harry seem like he's interested in other girls besides Ginny but in the book he only ever seems interested in Ginny.
In the HBP, Ginny is calm and confident around Harry whereas in the film, she's quiet and doesn't really do a lot of talking. Just holding hands with Harry and tying his shoe laces. Almost acting like a mother..
But then the film script writers did the unspeakable. They changed their fucking first kiss. The book first kiss, is when Gryffindor wins the Quidditch Cup and Ginny runs towards Harry when he steps into the common room and they kiss in front of everyone. But in the film, however, they do a shitty, weird, almost awkward version in the Room of Requirement where she makes him close his eyes then kisses him then buggers off. What? NO. Why on earth would they do that?
I wonder if it would be better if Ginny wasn't played by Bonnie Wright but a more extrovert person but I don't think this is the case. Bonnie Wright is supposed to be an actress, she should be able to act like a completely different person to who she is. I get the feeling she didn't get enough encouragement during the filming or told to come out her shell more during the films, which should have happened.
It is not only what the films have changed about Harry and Ginny, there are hundreds of other things too. So, yeah, if you ever see a remake of the Harry Potter series where the script is exactly the same as the book story line, then yeah, that'll be me who's the script writer. Hi.