Wow! I just finished watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire… This completely makes up for ‘Prizoner of Azkaban’.
First off, I have a standard statement about movies that are made off of books. The movie is going to be different from the books. I don’t like it any more than anyone else who is a fan of the books, but there is far too much material in the book to stuff into 2 1/2 hours of movie. BUT, they did an EXCELLENT job of capturing the points that make the story move forward. One of the things that really bothered me in the movie version of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ was that there were a LOT of things in the movie that made no sense UNLESS one had read the book. There was much significance in the symbols and events that were not even close to explained during the movie. That’s not the case with Goblet of Fire. The movie really captured the essense of the book. There was only one or two places where the story hiccuped a bit, and I’ll bet every Harry Potter fan noticed. Fortunately, it in no way, shape, or form distracted from the movie.
Final verdict… Awesome movie that I’ll be seeing again before the weekend is over.