Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (DVD, 2006, Widescreen)
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- 241302335@delet...Mar 13, 2006by
This belongs in Your Collection - Harry Potter
This movie among all the others in the Harry Potter series really appeals to adults and starts to drift from the "children's genre" that catapulted the series to stardom. It’s funny to know that JK Rowling’s never really intended these books to be such a big hit with kids. As the books progress you can definitely see why. This movie is much darker than the others and I would caution parents to start watching the movies and reading the books from here on out before letting their kids watch/read them.<br><br>We ended up buying the 2 DVD collectors edition of this movie and I must say it was a waste of money. You only really need the movie. The "additional scenes" they cut from the movie shouldn’t have even been filmed in the 1st place. I was just hoping for more footage from the Quidditch World Cup.<br><br>All in All I really did like this movie. This was also one of my favorite books in the series as well. You really can’t go wrong with this movie!Read full review
- jungledsalesMar 19, 2006by
Harry Potter keeps getting better
Each Harry Potter film has been progressively getting better. Maybe it is because the young actors are aging. Maybe because of the money spent on the special effects. But this movie was exceptional.<br><br>Some of the other reviews state that the movie spent too much time on the games, but who wants to sit and watch a 10 hour movie? A movie naturally has to build up certain parts more than others and this movie did a good job at this. The acting was 10 times better than the first movie and I expect another leap in progression in the next film.<br><br>A good family film except for really young children. There were a few crying children during some of the more action-packed scenes at the theater so it's not a rated G For Everyone movie.
- k-genterprisesMar 16, 2006by
THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME NOW!
FULL-FLEDGED SPOILER WARNING.I am an intense Potterhead. This darker interpretation was far more appropriate for this tale of good vs. evil. The problem with this film, the choppiness of the screenplay. I know it's not easy condensing a 700-page novel into a 2 1/2 hour film (approx. 150 page script), The film did suffer.The journey to the Quidditch World Cup with the Weasley family, was great but the filmmakers skip the match, jumping immediately to the afterglow. The Death Eaters, Lord Voldemort's followers, who look very similar to a parade of Klansmen in masks creepier than anything I imagined while reading the novel, terrorizing the Quidditch fans, but for a total of about 3 seconds. This was an important scene, and glossing over it was inappropriate. It implied they were doing so on Voldemort's behalf, when quite the opposite was true, as Voldemort supporter Barty Crouch Jr thrust Voldemort's bat signal, the Dark Mark, into the sky in protest of the Death Eaters, as opposed to in conjunction with them, as the film implied. Well before you know it, Harry,Hermione and Ron, at Hogwarts are joined by a dozen teenage witches from the school Beaubatons, accompanied by Madame Maxine, and a dozen teenage wizards from the Bulgarian school Durmstrang, accompanied by Igor Karkaroff. Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore introduces the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody and announces the participation of the three schools in the Triwizard Tournament. Everything happens very quickly, and before you know it, we're at the first task. At this point Harry Potter, was mysteriously illegally entered into the tournament. But the tasks are what this film is truly about. Amazing, exciting action sequences, demonstrating Harry's potential as an incredibly powerful wizard. Ron becomes angry with Harry, who Ron believes entered the tournament without confiding in his best friend. Emma Watson, her major plotline from the novel, the formation of a lobbyist group promoting the liberation of house elves was omitted from the film. Gleeson was given a number of juicy moments, such as Moody's first DADA class in which he performed the three Unforgivable Curses on a spider (but unfortunately not the Imperius Curse on Harry as in the novel) The first task, Harry and the other champion must remove a golden egg guarded by enormous fire-breathing dragons. This sequence alone should have merited an Oscar for Visual Effects. The whole thing was so exhilarating. Task Two, Neville is given further character development, as the character's gift for herbology. The four champions embark upon an adventure underwater to retrieve a hostage each. The grindywalds and the merpeople were right-on. Task three, the labyrinth the most important scene in the entire saga.When Voldemort shows himself, it almost seems impossible to imagine this moment to live up to the build-up. He looked perfect! The duel between Harry and Voldemort was intense. What follows is the most intense and goosebump-inducing scene in all four films.Harry arrives back to Hogwarts with Cedric's corpse.Then we have the big reveal in Moody's office. Some problems,Severus Snape(Alan Rickman)role was trivialized. There was one line in the graveyard from the book that was positively needed. It’s special to see these three young actors growing into their own, improving their talent with every new installment. We already can’t wait until the next one.<br>So much to say no more space :)Read full review
- nancysuehJun 13, 2006by
Holds your attention-Many creative special effects
It held my attention and was not boring. Many inventive special effects. So many creative supernatural ideas- one after another- I loved it.
- ruidoso*roseMar 14, 2006by
We love Harry!
We are diehard Harry Potter fans, and this one doesn't disappoint! Excellent action, but too intense for kids under 7-8. The ending is scary!