Caught the latest 'Harry Potter’ installment (No. 4 in the series), ‘Goblet of Fire’ last Friday with my wife, brother-in-law, sis-in-law and her husband at TGV, 1 Utama.
I was wondering how they were going to reduce the 750 pages long book to a few hours movie. But they did it. For example, the several pages long Quidditch World Cup was reduced to a few minutes screen time.
If you have seen the movie you will see that it has some scenes that were not in the book. They have also changed the story line a bit. If you can identify these scenes, it will prove that you are one great Harry Potter fan.
I know some people think that it is a kiddie movie and wondering what all the fuss is about. However, a look around the movie theatre confirmed my suspicion - most of the audience was composed of adults (including us). This movie is rated PG-13 in the US. Yeah, there are a few scary scenes. However, I think it is rated U in Malaysia and I saw a lot of very young kids with their parents.
Overall - an enjoyable movie. You can somehow feel the trauma that the teenage characters go through when they go through the ‘neither children nor adult’ phase – when hormones start surging in their veins.