Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - B+
Chicckoo - April 2, 2006 04:12 PM (GMT)
As far as Harry Potter movies go, I have pretty low expectations. The first two were rather mediocre, and, although the third was much better, it still left me wanting something more.
If you don't know, Goblet of Fire is the 4th in the series and new director Mike Newell blew me away. The cinematography was wonderful, and the mood was always present in the film. I loved the parts where the camera followed Harry around Hogwarts and it felt so real.
Plus, I enjoyed his little touches, like Mad Eye Moody's eye. I never expected it to be robotic, but it makes so much sense now. And I didn't quite remember there being a huge fight between Ron and Harry, but I loved that, too. It gave character to the otherwise usually boring loser friend of Harry's, and it made Harry look like less of a Perfect Boy, you know? Newell also had funny little lines in the script at the end of scenes. The scene with Rita Skeeter comes to mind.
Overall, it was a pretty good movie. The only part I didn't quite like were the parts with Dumbledore: the actor who played him did it too vigorously and angrily for my liking. Otherwise, though... watch it if you haven't. It's rather good. :D
Eisel - April 2, 2006 04:56 PM (GMT)
I enjoyed it, for what it is. It doesn't claim to be great art, but it's entertaining.
Thekherham - April 2, 2006 06:32 PM (GMT)
Haven't seen it yet. There is a video store right across the street, but whenever I go over there to check, it's rented.
Oh, well, I can wait.
k - April 2, 2006 06:33 PM (GMT)
I actually watched it yesterday while I rode my recumbent bike (well, the first 22 minutes anyway -- too long a movie to ride all the way through YET.)
Good review, Chicck.
paloma - April 2, 2006 07:11 PM (GMT)
I thought it was way too choppy. The individual scenes were fine, but bleh. At least the other movies flowed. This one jumped around so much it was hard to keep track of where you were... and honestly, if I have to think to follow a movie like Harry Potter, there's something wrong. I get the individual movies mixed up, but I think I liked the 3rd one best.
spiritgum - May 24, 2006 08:49 PM (GMT)
I really liked it, but the netflix envelope had a misprint, so I was expecting to sit through a four hour and forty minute film...I turned to my Mr when it was about 2 hours into it and said--doesn't it feel like the movie's wrapping up?? And we agreed, so when the credits rolled, I was still kinda holding my breath for more. Ergh. Anyway, I liked it, it seemed more dark than the others, and more character building. I thought the whole Hermione/ron thing was weird--I hope they don't hook up--seems too forced.