.a review of Harry Potter 4.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

or in malay, its translated as Harry Potter dan Gelas Berapi. kinda weird if you ask me.

anyway, i went to catch this movie in GSC Pelangi IOI Mall. it was the pawn. IOI Mall i mean. the place has shaded parking lot. plus it's free. i'm a sucker for all small detailed shit.

anyway. Harry Potter is surprisingly nice. if you're an avid fan of HP and don't mind the nitpicking small details, I'm sure you'd enjoy this movie. some people will find it hard to accept some small details but let's look at the large picture. the small details are not supposed to matter. that's why they're called small details. bah... humbug.
In "HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE," the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter novel series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), send a shockwave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signaling Voldemort's return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety -- he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts' Yule Ball dance. [via]
anyway, the movie started off rather dark and i admit a lot of scenes from the book were cut. however, nothing that would interrupt the movie. if you haven't read the book, it's okay to ski it and jump straightforward to this movie.

however, as long as the movie is (2 and a half hours) there were parts that i were rather disappointed being cut short. basically the quidditch cup and the triwizard tournament.

the dragon fight was ok... the mermaids were rather intimidating but sometimes i was going WTF happened? i had to refer to the book in order to comprehend more. however, the most disappointing one was the maze. nothing much there. it ended in a whop. however, the birth of dark lord (Voldemort) was kinda cool. Ralph Fiennes did it okay i think.

there were some funny and yucky parts like the love affair between Hagrid and the Beauxbaton headmistress. The beauxbatons were to die for. and Hermoine looks stunning. Ron is still his usual nerdy self (hahaha) but Cedric was ok and Harry looks more mature. The nice character which portrays a talent for evil is Viktor Krum. albeit he didn't actually turn evil but he did look the part.

why didn't they fall in love? can someone tell me why?
they'd look good together.

btw, Rita Skeeter (the journalist) just plain sucks. she gets on everyone's nerves i reckon. which in a way is good acting. hahaha.

and Cho Chang. she's cute. but nothing exotic. if she were to look like Kristin Kreuk aka Lana Lang from Smallville then it'd be to die for. and Harry's rejection would be much much MUCH more painful.

all in all, it was way better than the first 3 movies in my humble opinion.

overall, i'd give it a solid 8/10.
November 17, 2005


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