He did it anyway.
Who would ever have thought that the first two movies would remain the best by far?! Starting with III the movie makers took over and any soul out of the story.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is no difference.
Here are the worst missed chances and screwed up scenes:
1.) Departure of the Dursleys - no nice words from Dudley for Harry whatsoever, they just pack and leave.
2.) Scrimgeours reading of the last will: it is indeed more of a grandfatherly reading, no confrontation whatsoever. Very important scene in the book.
3.) Harrys kiss with Ginny - No guilty feelings for Harry, no Ron, no confrontation, instead Fred with a toothbrush in his ear.
4.) The wedding - too short, no emotions, no glamour. Aunt Muriel?? Doesn't really happen.
5.) Kingsleys Patronus - no dramatic effect whatsoever.
6.) Suddenly the kids are at the Ministry. Way too suddenly.
7.) The new monument in the ministry, which sends an important message can not be seen completely.
8.) The interrogation scene is not nearly dramatic or frightening enough. And it's good to know that lift doors stop dementors...
9.) WHY, God, WHY didn't Ron say "I see, you chose him" instead of that lame "I saw you two the other day"?!
10.) Harry and Hermione dancing - totally pointless and ridiculous, wasted time that could have been used for important other scenes.
11.) Bathilda Bagshots transformation was ridiculous, and if Harry had come that close to her in the book, he would have realized there was something wrong. And where the hell was Voldemort?!
12.) Harry realizes his wand is broken, his wand that worked on his own account against Voldi and used to be his most powerful weapon against the Dark Lord, providing the unique connection. You'd think Harry'd be at least a LITTLE desperate or devastated. But not in this movie. He just spits out: "It's done, get some sleep!"
13.) Ron saves Harry - well, you'd think that Harry would be a LITTLE more surprised, or thankful, or overwhelmed - so many emotions to pick from. Yates tells Daniel to show - nothing.
14.) I missed Lovegoods "Of course none of you has ever seen such a cloak". The whole Deathly Hallows were apparently nothing important, just something mentioned somewhere in the movie.
15.) Instead of getting killed by his artificial hand for showing mercy Wormtails get's pinched with a wand, squeaks "Ouch!" and falls over. Dramatic!!
16.) Last scene: Voldi blasting some flames up to the sky after taking Dumbledores tomb. No tension like in the book - will he get there before Harry, must Harry stop him, will Harry chose the Hallows over the Horcruxes, is Voldi aware of Harry existing at all?!
The book is filled with close escapes, and the book manages to take the drama and tension almost completely out of the story, or what remains of it.
As mentioned, the Deathly Hallows and their impact is not handled well.
Everyone looks great, especially the three kids.
But this film, like most of his predecessors, has no heart, no soul and gives a sh.. about the books and the compelling and masterful story.