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Read it, Saw it, have a strong opinions about it.

Goblet of Fire was the first book I read in the series, maybe that is why it is my farvorite or maybe it is my favorite because it is by far the best in the series. Loved it.tfro tfro tfro tfro tfro

The movie, well that is another story. With all the money they had to make this movie, they cut way to many corners and much of the heart of the story was cut out. JK should have exercised some perogative and made the movie truer to the book. td6 td6 td6

Had the Sorcerer's Stone been like this movie I probably would not be a Harry Potter Fan. Prisoner of Azcaban is still my favorite movie.
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Ah man!!!
I have not seen it yet, but have been looking forward to doing so. I assumed that Goblet would be the most difficult to bring to the screen. There is just so much stuff going on that I assumed that they would conflate and omit somethings.

Without giving spoilers, did they do justice to the return of Voldermort. That is the one thing that I am truly looking forward to. We finally have the full return of the Dark Lord.

I have been so busy with work that I have not had a chance to check the usual Potter blog's, websites, etc. to see what the serious fans think. Yours is the first review that I have read. Thanks!
Nikcara, I was truly disappointed as well. Kresge, go see it and I think you will agree iwth our review. It is not that Goblet of Fire is a bad movie, if it were just a movie it would be great all by itself.

It is the fact that it is the representation of the book and as a result, it is like a martini with too much ice and not enough Ciroc, the difference between Guiness and Amstel Light.
I love to read. I've read everything from Lord of the Rings, to Chronicles of Narnia to The Earthsea saga, but I have to admit I've never read the Harry Potter books. Yet. I saw the movie this weekend and I thought it was pretty good. I was able to figure out alot of the back story and it had pretty good and clever action scenes. I would like to watch the other past movies. Are they better overall than the current one?
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Okay, I saw the movie.
It does not come close to the book. But the book is 734 pages long. I knew the movie could not capture everything, but I think I would have made other cuts. For example, the quidditch world cup. Why bother having it in there if you aren't going to do much more than show the stadium. Just do the introduction and then move to the Triwizard tournament at Hogwarts.

As for the tournament, I did not need all the extra stuff added with the horntail in the first trial. That was clearly a node to suspense and special effects.

The human relationships really took a back seat to effects et al. That to me is the real interesting part of the book. E.g, I missed missed Dobby and Winky, I missed the drama in Hagrid and Madame Maxime relationship.

I did not care for how they did the maze. Not much magic was involved in those scenes at all. I also wanted to see what a blast ended skrewt might look like.

The final scene with Voldemort was okay. I felt that it was a bit rushed, however. I think that Voldie would have taken his time, relished being back and causing/inflicting pain upon all.

Random thoughts:
I did not like the portrayal of Madeye Moody. He needs to be older and more grizzled.

I hate this Dumbledore and wish they would get rid of him.

I did not like how they did Sirius in the fire.

I missed the urgency that is present in the book with respect to the return of the Dark Lord.
as is my perogative, i wholly disagree. i've read all the books in the series. and i've seen all the movies so far. i have to say that this movie is the truest to any of the books so far. my favorite is the prisoner of azkaban. and that movie left out so many important details its not even funny. i think they not only hit all the main points in this one, but they extended the length of the movie which gave the audience more time to absorb the nuances of the story line. i think the goblet of fire is the best move adapted from one of the books in the series. .so far.
Read the whole series, only watched one of the movies. I prefer the books. The movie didn't match the visuals I'd already gotten from reading the books, and what was on screen wasn't nearly as spectacular as what I'd envisioned in my mind's eye.

...love those Harry Potter books!

In the second or third book did anyone else catch the parallel with the elves' enslavement and actual human slavery? There was a line in the book that essentially said the house elves had been slaves so long, they didn't know how to be free and resented Dobby for setting them free. I think that woman knows a little something.
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I love to read. I've read everything ...to Chronicles of Narnia


I have another 15 minutes worth of that book left to read! I got it because I'd finished Harry Potter and was having fantasy withdrawal symptoms.


Read all seven books. They are very good!

I've read all the Narnia and the Lord of the Rings books as well. So are you going to see the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Now, all they have to do to make my childhood dreams come true is to do Madeleine L'Engle's "Time Quartet" - A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters and C.S. Lewis's "Space Trilogy" - Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.
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So are you going to see the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


I probably won't, because I saw the first and second Harry Potter movies when they came out on DVD and it just didn't do anything for me. My imagination has created a more vivid (and slightly different version) than what was put on the screen.

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