Movie of the Week: Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire

Dark and difficult times lie ahead, Harry. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right… and what is easy.
–Albus Dumbledore

When all was said and done, it was another solid effort.

The second best Harry Potter movie (The best is still Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban).

Daniel Radcliffe is getting better as an actor.

This movie was pretty dark.

So it was unfortunate that Tabitha and I were hit with a seating double-whammy.

Behind us were little children ranging from 5-8 years old.

To the right of me were three teenage girls.

So behind us, one girl started crying at the King Kong preview during The Twenty so I knew we were in for a long night (she cried three more times during the movie). And, of course, there was the little boy who hadn’t mastered the art of whispering so he asked his mom questions in his outside voice.

And next to us, we had girls who probably had pictures of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in their lockers who every time they did anything, they went “Awwwww” or “He is sooooo cute” in unison (very scary).

It was definitely a good movie. I didn’t read the book so I don’t know what they left out. And I don’t plan to read the books until after the movies have finished.

I have committed to the cinematic version of “Harry Potter” so everything I’m watching follows a certain continuity and, unlike every comic book movie or adaptation of a beloved novel I see, I can enjoy it without nitpicking in the back of my mind and having “Well, why didn’t they do this or that?”.

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