Friday, November 18, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

******possible spoilers**********

I went to see it this morning! 12:01 AM. A 2 1/2 hour movie with 16 minutes of previews. I didn't get to sleep until 3:30 am and I'm kind of dragging this morning. The movie was excellent. The best by far. I'd say it deserved it's PG-13 rating. There were parts that were pretty scary and gory. I found the Hungarian Horntail part to be really tense and I think it might upset little kids. However, the special effects in that part were just amazing. That dragon looked very real. In the first couple movies I didn't like the Quidditch scenes because the computer animation was really obvious, but in this movie they really stepped it up a lot and it looked fantastic. Some parts of the story line were changed, some parts left out (like SPEW and the Sphinx), and some parts just not explained at all. I guess they just assume that the people who are watching to movie have read the book and understand how certain events came about, like how Barty Crouch Jr. got out of jail. I found that this director had a sense of Rowlings excellent foreshadowing techniques. The Voldemort coming to life thing was pretty well done. Very much like the book. I thought that Ralph Fiennes did a good job as Voldemort. I didn't like the way he looked though. It's exactly as described in the book, but I just didn't like it. It creeped me out. Although, I guess you aren't supposed to like it. Mad Eye Moody grossed me out. That eye was nasty.

Bottom Line: Two enthusiastic thumbs up!!


Jenny said...

Glad you liked it. I'm taking Alex sometime this weekend. :)

Susanne said...

Hi there :-) Hope you dont mind that im commenting. I found your blog from Tracy's links :-)

I took my kids to see Harry last night - and it was awesome! I agree with your comments completely! I think it's sad though that they have to leave so much out - and it's still a 3 hour movie LOL They did do a fantastic job with what they put in it. Now we just have to wait until it comes out on DVD :p

All in all, its a two thumbs up from Ohio as well!

Love your blog too!! :-)