Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Posted on Tue 07 March 2006 in Movies

Well you might have noticed my book list on the right and see that I am reading the whole Harry Potter series back to back. I just recently finished Goblet of Fire and the movie came out today and was anxious to see it.

My first impression was that it was a Cliff notes version of the book. They cut so much out that it felt like the movie was on fast forward. I think it was better than the Prisoner of Azkaban though.

Lets see some of the things they left out (there are more but here are the highlights):

  • Riddle family murders
  • Bertha Jorkin
  • Potter at the Dursleys
  • Mr. Weasley "flooing" to pick up Potter and confronting Mr. Dursley
  • Winky the house elf
  • Percy Weasley (Weatherby)
  • Ludo Bagman
  • Fred and George's bet
  • Team Mascots
  • Who won the Quidditch World Cup game
  • Ministry of Magic protecting World Cup
  • Potter, Weasley, Malfoy's in box seats
  • Death Eaters attacking muggles
  • Weighing of the Wands
  • Potter resisting Imperio Curse
  • Bagman and the Goblins
  • S.P.E.W. and the House-Elf Liberation Front
  • Return of Dobby
  • Return of Sirius
  • The giant spider in the maze
  • Explanation of Priori Incantatem
  • Potter giving the Triwizard Cup winnings to Fred and George
  • Rita Skeeter being able to turn into a bug