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(Minor, minor spoiler... ok, probably nothing) 13 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 4  
Despite working in a bookstore (and having been cast as the boy wizard himself during the store's last Potter event), I haven't lifted one page of the series. Given that caveat, I've enjoyed the film installments and found this latest go round similarly satisfying.

Normally, I view "book vs. movie" debates as pointless exercises bent on comparing two vastly different forms of media. But I understand why fans of series such as Potter and Rings demand more fealty to source material. I can't really speak to Goblet's strengths or weaknesses in that area. But I can say what bugs me as a moviegoer:

People who seem physically incapable of shutting up for two hours.

As for the story, it works. The only complaint I would lodge, as someone who rarely reads fantasy, is that constant magic spells become problematic from a dramatic standpoint. Tension requires that something be at stake (and Goblet did remedy this to some extent by including the death of a character), but conflicts in the Harry Potter series are so often resolved via magic that there seem to be few "rules" governing the action. Again, I'm sure the books do a better job explaining this, but after a while the spells seem more like mini deus ex machinas than moments of heroic ingenuity.

-S.
 
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(Minor, minor spoiler... ok, probably nothing) 13 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 4  
Double post. Erased.

Post edited by: Sumner, at: 2005/11/22 14:59
 
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Re:What did you think of the new Harry Potter Movi 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 5  
I thought it was quite good!
 
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Re:What did you think of the new Harry Potter Movi 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 7  
Bringing back a thirteen years old discussion. That's almost necromancy, you know. ^^
 
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