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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sunday, December 11, 2005 | 1 comment

Today we went in the early evening to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". I had seen the previous 3 Harry Potter movies, and read the first 3 books before each corresponding movie. I originally wanted to read the Goblet of Fire as well before seeing the actual movie, but haven't been able to find the book here in Xalapa.

I considered the movie faster paced, almost chaotic, compared to the previous three Potter movies. The effects were quite nice though, and I really loved when an animal showed up in class a lot of people never have heard of, let alone seen it for real: a tailless whip scorpion.

Mexican tailless whip scorpion
Mexican tailless whip scorpion

Other animals I like and spotted in this movie were: a ferret (although an albino one, I like the wild colored ones more), and a Norwegian forest cat, or at least I guess that was what the big cat was. My parents owned once of those cats, but not one as beautiful as in this movie.

But back to the story: I considered it a bit odd that on one hand the school is afraid for the saftey of its students, and on the other hand encourages games like the three wizards cup. And in the very beginning: was there really nothing so many wizards gathered together could do?

Finally, a lot was to me the same thing all over again. I have the feeling that when reading the book this is way less obvious, and when one has to convert a 700+ pages book into a movie, it will look similar to previous movies, I guess.

Not a bad movie, but I had expected a bit more: 6/10.

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