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The Harry Potter movie franchise is amazing. We have four movies out of seven so far and not a single one has disappointed. Is it because they are trying to stay true to the books? Possibly. The books are all very good, but good books do not always make good movies. The series reminds me of Lord of the Rings in the level of quality that is being produced.

So the latest in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, lives up to the hype of the series. I don't think it was the best of the series, i think that honor still lies with the Prisoner of Azkaban, but it's close. GoF is a big story and there is lots of action and special effects to fill the screen. There has been several reviews complaining about things getting cut from the book, but honestly I would have cut the same type of things if I were making the movie. Do we really need more of Dobby? He is Harry Potter's Jar Jar Binks, if you ask me.

All in all, they turned out a great action movie for this one.


Nov. 20th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
If you are interested in my opinion, my favorite book has been Goblet of Fire, and it is also my favorite film so far. Among other things, the acting is much improved.
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
Of course I'm interested in your opinion.
The acting was very solid in GoF. But having just watched all the movies very recently, I don't think that the acting was bad in any of them. The children get stronger with each movie, but the personalities of the characters get stronger in each book, too. It's the natural progress of the story that J.K. Rowling has made.

If we are going to be judging the adults in the movies, I think that, Brendan Gleeson's Mad-Eye Moody aside, the adults were standard to slightly below par in GoF. A lot of them didn't have much to work with honestly. And I'm not happy with Dumbledore at all. But he doesn't really get to shine until Half Blood Prince anyways.

For books, I liked Order of the Phoenix more than Goblet of Fire.


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