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Old August 12th, 2012, 7:41 pm
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Re: Say something positive about The Goblet of Fire

I liked all the parts that made me smile and laugh or kept me on the edge of my seat (there were a lot!):
The Quidditch World Cup scene
The Malfoy-Ferret scene
All three of the tasks (although the dragon task was by far my favorite)
The Yule Ball!
Harry's attempt to ask out Cho
Snape hitting them on the head (I laugh every time I watch that)
Ron getting jealous over Hermione and Krum


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Old August 12th, 2012, 8:02 pm
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Loved Neville becoming the best Gryffindor dancer!


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Old August 12th, 2012, 11:02 pm
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neither did I like the fact they made Beauxbatons an all-girl school and Durmstrang an all-boy one. I didn't see the point.
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Well I think the point was to create an easily identifiable visual shorthand for emphasizing the fact that the characters are starting to to be affected by their hormones. It may be a bit heavy handed, but the fact that we the viewers notice the overt sexuality of the bottom wiggling Beauxbatons girls and the fire stomping Durmstrang boys makes plain that our familiar and loved characters are also noticing this, without having to go into talky/expository diversions to explain this.
In the context of the adaptation, I think it is fine

As for saying something good about GoF, I have to say that the Graveyard scene is really one of the highlights of all the films. On the one hand you could argue that too much credit shouldn't be given for this because, really, its all there in Rowling's amazing three chapters.

So in that sense Newell and the rest of the filmmakers would have had to have done something really wrong to stuff this scene up. But, to be fair, they did it real justice. They made an intense, terrifying, emotional, operatic scene of beauty and awe. The special effects work was amazing. The acting was amazing (even Radcliffe took a step up here) and the cinematography and editing were perfect. It brought Rowling's work to the screen in an incredible cinematic manner. And given the importance of these three chapters to the entire Harry Potter saga, that has to be commended.


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1. The very first scene of the movie.
2. The Quidditch World Cup.
3. Yule Ball.
4. All of the task were done well.
5. David freakin' Tennant.
6. Graveyard scene.

I know a lot of people dislike this movie, but I thought it was pretty solid. Even if they did leave things out or made Dumbledore act un-Dumbledore like.


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Old August 13th, 2012, 5:50 am
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Re: Say something positive about The Goblet of Fire

I disliked this movie overall, but here are some little things I enjoyed:

Fred's cocky way of asking out Angelina - brings a smile to my face every time
Amos Diggory's after his son's death - this brings tears to my eyes even though Cedric's death didn't really move me in the books
The tiny dragons the champions pulled out of the bag
Fake Moody - hilarious and cool
Rita Skeeter - exactly as I had imagined her
The Gryffindor boys eating the candies that made them make different noises (train whistle, animal calls, etc.) [edit: wrong film!]


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Old August 13th, 2012, 8:36 am
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the scene where they ate sweets to make different noises was from PoA


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the scene where they ate sweets to make different noises was from PoA
Oops, thanks for the correction! Scratch that one off the list, then


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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:17 pm
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Um...

Ummm.....

Oh! I thought their interpretation of Moody's appearance was pretty cool. That Dennis Hopper-style traveling coat and the eyepatch-like strap that holds his eye in place make it look like this guy has really been around.

And I thought the second task was done pretty well. The merpeople were appropriately creepy and I thought they did a great job on Krum as a half-transfigured shark.

And I'm not gonna lie, the graveyard scene and everyone's reaction to Cedric's death is also really well done. The way Dan delivers the line "He's back! Voldemort's back!" as if he's about to cry, that always kinda gets me. You really believe that Harry is just emotionally wrecked by what he's just gone through.

But aside from that, it's still my least favorite of the movies.


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Old August 13th, 2012, 11:12 pm
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GoF is actually my second favorite, just behind DH2, probably because it's so melodramatic.

I enjoyed the entrances of the two schools. The ABC Fam version includes Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, and the expressions of the other school after their great entrances, vs. Hogwarts choosing to sing that silly song, is a highlight to me.

Dumbledore screaming SILENCE is pure comedy gold.

Harry with the students in the trophy room, Crouch insisting he has to compete, and the Professors turn to stare at Harry. Love their expressions, and glad I'm not Harry.

Draco the bouncing ferret, and McGonagall's reaction - thought Maggie Smith played the scene well. Hilarious.

Hermione's excitement when Harry re-appears and goes after the egg.

Hermione's dress at the Yule ball. So pretty - even though it wasn't Periwinkle.

The scene ABC Fam adds back in of Karkaroff confronting Snape at the ball about the dark mark and signs of Voldy's impeding return, while Snape is looking for students who have taken their dates away from the main group of students.

The graveyard scene - very creepy. One of Fiennes' best scenes, I thought.

I cry every time I hear daddy Diggory crying over dead Cedric. Every time.

The scene where Snape tells DD that Crouch has been using Polyjuice Potion is currently my avatar (the words are mine, however).

Don't like the ending, but overall, I think it's simply a fun, fun movie.


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Re: Say something positive about The Goblet of Fire

Perhaps I'm just uncritical, but I don't really have anything negative to say about Goblet of Fire, or indeed any of the movies. I like all of them. I admit to a mild preference for DH1, but it's quite mild. I have no problems with any of the scenes they've added, including for example the infamous HBP Burrow fire scene, or the kiss, or the shoelaces. I do wish that they had more of the World Cup, but I'm a big sports fan and I so wanted to see that. But I wouldn't want to sacrifice any of the rest of the movie for that.

That's not to say there aren't some scenes I cringe at, because of their saccharine quality, but those are very few and far between.


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I like the entrance the other two schools make - well done scene. I also love seeing Flitwick crowdsurfing at the Yule Ball.


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Old August 16th, 2012, 1:17 am
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I liked many things about Goblet of Fire:
1. It was dark
2. John Williams didn't compose it
3. Chris Columbus nor Alfonso Cuaron directed it
4. 1492 pictures weren't in charge of it
5. No shakespeare art in the film unlike the first 3
6. I liked all the graveyard dream scenes
7. I liked it was different than the first 3
8. The triwizard tournament
9. Yule ball
10. No ghost horses or ghosts that were like the first 3 films
11. The graveyard scene
12. The scene where harry cries after he returns from the graveyard and sad music
13. Nice atmosphere
14. Voldemort was in it
15. the deleted scenes


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Old August 17th, 2012, 4:46 pm
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3. Chris Columbus nor Alfonso Cuaron directed it
4. 1492 pictures weren't in charge of it
1492 pictures isn't much more than a pun on Chris Columbus' name.

What I like about GoF is that they break away from the formula this time. No Durselys, no incompetent teacher of the year and there's a constant sense of danger.


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Re: Say something positive about The Goblet of Fire

This is by far my least favourite HP movie. I rewatched it yesterday, since I'm rereading the books and movies. And I almost fell asleep, which is reeeally weird! Things I did like were

- Fake Moody. He maybe didn't really look like I imagined, but he was very well done. I also liked Barty Crouch Jr. He really looked mad. It made totally sense.
- I like that moment when Crouch Sr. recognizes his son.
- The Malfoy/ferret scene.
- Ron being angry. It was nice for a change that Ron actually wasn't used for comic relief all the time.
- Cedric, Robert Pattinson. The behaviour was spot on.
- Fred asking Angelina. Great!
- Harry (and his hair) asking Cho out, cute.
- Snape! When he's kicking Harry and Ron! And especially when he's interrogating Harry "Don't... LIE.. to... me." in the way only Alan Rickman can say it.
- The graveyard scene.

That's pretty much,for being my least fave HP movie.


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Two things that I really liked:

First of all (and I admit this is mostly because I love David Tennant, I have to confess that! ), when Harry wakes up at the Quidditch World Cup and it's all a mess, and he sees the mysterious figure stroll along and shout "Morsmordre!" I love that scene so much. How Barty Crouch Jr. is just sort of checking out the scene, and then how Harry panics.

Secondly, I love when Harry takes hold of the Portkey and has Cedric's body and gets back to Hogwarts because of the contrast between his sobbing and how distraught he is, and the cheering of the crowd until they realize what's going on...I love that.


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The practising for the Yule ball scene - priceless..., Malfoy and the ferret.. also priceless.. and David Tennant.... because I adore him!


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The Tasks
Spot-on comedy (the ferret incident, the scene where the kids are doing work in the Hall, the Weasley twins)
Any time Alan Rickman is onscreen.
The Graveyard Scene - in my opinion Fiennes did his best Voldemort here (in terms of film/book comparison).
When Harry came back and everything is so sad!


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Re: Say something positive about The Goblet of Fire

I like how at the very end, there is a quick scene of Viktor Krum giving Hermione a piece of paper with his contact information, indicating an ongoing contact after the end of the school year. Although it is not revisited in the movies, their correspondence does continue on in the books.


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