Thread: H.P. and the Goblet of Fire
Has anyone else seen this movie that opened on 16 November here in the States?
Well being a 734 page book, they had to leave a few Hundred things out, things like the Quidditch World Cup's actual game with Ireland winning and Vicky catching the snitch, Percy's replacement of Mr. Crouch, Winky, Dobby, Lewd O. Bagman, the Veela, the Leprechaun gold, the kiss of death, Mr. Fudge's refusal to believe 'You know who' is back (I assume they will put that at the beginning of HP-5), and no mention about Hermione's pet beetle or horrible teeth or about Harry advancing Fred and George's joke shop aspirations.
They did catch the flavor of the book with the Triwizard Tournament, the Champions' Ball, Mad-Eye Moody, and the Resurrection. Although the actor playing Fleur certainly didn't have an ounce of Veela blood in her, for I didn't think she was the least bit attractive: maybe she didn't have her charm turned on when I was looking.
I knew they'd have to cut a lot of the storylines out of the movie, but I did think we might get to see a bit more of the World Cup Quiddich match. The movie leaves out a lot of the Crouch back-story, which makes it seem as if Azkaban has let yet another prisoner escape on the heels of Sirius Black (those dementors must be getting lax in their work...)
Oh well, it was a couple of hours wasted in a mildly entertaining way.