Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Well I have to say this movie exceeded expectations.

Mind you, those expectations were deliberately set quite low. I mean, the book was twice as big as the last one, how could they possibly make a movie of it all without chopping out great chunks of it? Well they did chop quite a lot out, but what was left worked really well. I was quite impressed.

There was a lot of rain and darkness, but also a lot of humour, more than any of the others. I was cracking up laughing out loud in lots and lots of places. The Quidditch World Cup scene was fantastic and the dragon scene not bad either. There was definitely not enough Lucius action - only the two small scenes - one at the world cup and one in the graveyard. mmmmmmmmm :) Voldemort was pretty cool. The John Williams soundtrack was sadly missing, so I don't know that I'll be buying the soundtrack. And Emma Watson is stunning in this movie!

It's been a year and a half since I last read the book, which was probably a good thing, or I'd have been missing more. But overall I thought the movie was great. As Dennis said, lots of thumbs and stars up :)

5 Comments

Missyisms said:

I'm glad you liked it! I haven't gotten to see it yet, but hope to soon.

December 2, 2005 1:53 AM

   

Rooster said:

In terms of pure entertainment value (whizz!/bang!/pop!) it was impressive.

But I'd have to say I felt a little short-changed, character development was kinda weak as well as the emotional connection. Perhaps it's laying the foundations for the next instalment.

Although there were heaps of kids at the cinema (including a primary school-sanctioned excursion), it was that dark and that scary that I'm sure they might've been a little distressed about some scenes. My 8 year-old cousin had his eyes shut for the last 40-45 minutes of the film!

December 2, 2005 1:58 AM

   

Kirk said:

Cool.... Kind of looking forward to it now - was a bit disappointed with Azkaban, so a bit wary of Goblet of Fire.

I would have seen it last night - but thought there might be too many kids in the opening week... were there?

December 2, 2005 7:55 AM

   

kazza said:

Yah I was disappointed with Azkaban also, which is why expectations for this one were so low.

We saw a 8:30 session, and there weren't many kids at all (it was set to finish at 11:22 for goodness' sake!). Allocated seating too which was a bit annoying since were near the front of the queue. I guess GU are doing that in all their cinemas now..

December 2, 2005 8:54 AM

   

Ozg said:

Saw it Thursday at East Gardens. There were a few significant bits missing which spoilt it a bit for me but as you pointed out, they had to cut to make it fit.

If you hadn't read the book, you would have to be wondering about the bloke in the forest who had been hit on the head. We see him on the ground and then Harry is outside the prinicpals office... no references to the maurders map.

I wonder if there will be an "extended" version on DVD???

December 10, 2005 10:35 PM

   

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