Thursday, November 24, 2005

HP and the Goblet of Fire

We went to see the newest Harry Potter movie on Sunday, and I swear, I almost cried! From the start: I blinked and missed the whole World Quidditch Cup. Which, according to the book, had a forest around it, but in the movie had no forest for wizards and witches to run and hide in when the dark mark appeared. The biggest disappointment: think of how EVERY building looked in the wizarding world. Old. Stone, wood. How did the stands for the Quidditch Cup look? Hi-tech metal. BIG disappointment. What happened to the creativity??? We mere mortals could have erected the scaffolding.
Understandably, the book had to be edited to keep the movie to only 2 1/2 hours. Narnia will be 3 hours, since they're including everything in the book. Which means, 3 hours is acceptable: maybe we could have been introduced to Winky (those who haven't read the book will be wondering 'Who is Winky???') who plays an integral part in GOF book, and a fairly important part in the next one.
My question is (please don't read this if you haven't already read Order of the Phoenix): now that the purse for the Tri-Wizard Tournament was deleted from the movie (mention of that really cut down the time!), how will the Weasley twins possibly start their venture?
And those who read the book will know a secret about Rita Skeeter that those who've only seen the movie don't know. Since that secret comes in handy in future, I think it would have been beneficial to mention it here.
Other movies have been made into longer features, and I really feel that this movie did not do the book justice.
Those who have not read the book will probably enjoy the movie more, but I'm wondering, am I the only Harry Potter fan who was disappointed??? Serious and CLEAN comments only.

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