Monday, November 21, 2005

Goblet of Fire

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.

Goblet of Fire

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.


einazani said...

well, for all the four HP movie i think this one is the worse. They add and change scene that was not on the book.. emphasize more on this relationship hermoine+ron thing. And the story kept jumping so fast from one scene to another.
Cho chang just plain simple girl where she suppose to be beautiful and popular.
What else? I can keep on and on complaining..
Uh well..

madder said...

Oh well, I was a bit disappointed when I saw cho chang as well... she's hardly looks like what I imagined her to be.

I didn't notice all the added and missing scenes... I have all of Harry Potter's books... but I never read then. Same thing happened to my LOTR trilogy. I have to confess, I am not a big fan of Fantasy books.

Vanathi said...

Good review...

Jen said...

Haven't seen it yet...but I want to!

chics said...

havent'see them but will definetely go dvd..hehe

BabyPink said...

a harry potter fan here.:) but, like almost everyone else, i love the books more than the movies.:)

viktor krum is soooo handsome!:)


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