Thursday, December 1, 2016

Harry Potter Moment #170

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Hello Potterheads!  How is everyone this week?  I just saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Tuesday Night so if anyone wants to chat about the movie, feel free to DM me on Twitter :) Needless to say it felt wonderful to be back in the Wizarding World ♥ Even though nothing will ever compare to the original story, Fantastic Beasts was wholly satisfying with enough magic to fill my heart and leave me wanting more!  Speaking of the original story though...

If you could change one thing in the fourth film, what would it be?

Hmmm, I could say an awful lot about the fourth film. I love the book but I have quite a few issues with the movie adaptation.  Here are the major ones:

The Director. I wish this instalment had another director because it seems like this guy didn't have much of a clue about the Wizarding World.  Like for example: When Sirius' face appears in the Gryffindor fire? It's like his face is coming out of the coals - or like the embers are coming alive, instead of his face being IN the flames like it should. What even?!

...and then there's the Hungarian Horntail Harry faces in the Triwizard Tournament. It has to be the stupidest dragon ever. Like instead of flying AT Harry, it tries to scale the Castle. What kind of a dragon would do that?!  And THEN proceed to fly straight INTO a bridge o.O

Harry's, Ron's and the Twin's hair. This is a minor complaint but their hair is ridiculous to me.  Harry, Ron, Fred or George are never mentioned as having grown their hair out. Like ever. They look like hippies in this instalment and honestly it doesn't suit their characters - but maybe it's just me?

Details on Barty Crouch Jr. past.  It's all in the book but the details that are absent in the movie end up undercutting Crouch Jr's motivation...which makes his whole character less impactful that he should have been. And I swear I'm not just saying that because I wanted more David Tennant. Although I did and I do want more. I always want more ♥

Gambon's Performance as Dumbledore. This is my biggest pet-peeve in the entire series but Gambon's performance as Dumbledore is at the lowest point here. He actually comes off as crazy - screaming and spitting his way through the scenes. When he shrieks and shakes Harry I just want to send a few well aimed Stunning Spells his way *grumbles*

Sigh. And that's it for me. What would you change about the Goblet of Fire movie?


  1. Excellent post this week! I couldn't get past the Cedric storyline to see any of that haha I rather liked Harry and Ron's hair though.

  2. I included a mention of Dumbledore as well. I remember huffing and puffing through this entire film when I saw it the first time about all the things that were changed. I agree about Barty Crouch's past history missing being a big deal to me as well. We basically just got a crazy person out to get Harry with no real idea as to why.

  3. Glad to hear Fantastic Beasts is good! I need to see that and Dr. Strange. I don't know whatI'd change about Goblet as I haven't read or seen it but I'll go with yours- they make sense. :) I hate it when someone is calm in a book scene and goes apeshit in the movie version- it's little things that make it hard for us book lovers to deal with! Adapt the book faithfully please! lol

    Harry fights dragons?? Awesome!

  4. Yeah, Dumbledore was my biggest thing for this book as well. It just didn't come across the way he was in the book, with his sort of eerie constant calm. I didn't mind the long hair on the boys, but it was pretty funny that everyone went long for this movie. Like, why?

    I can't wait to see Fantastic Beasts! I'm dying without it.


  5. Yay for seeing Fantastic Beasts! I may take you up on the Twitter DM chatting. :D

    OMG, I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't dig the guys' hair in the GoF film, LOL. The long locks look especially inconsistent since Harry, Ron, Fred, and George all had short hair in the rest of the movies!

    Ughhh, Mean Dumbledore, LOL! I still can't watch him charging at Harry and bellowing without grimacing. :/ Just...NO.

  6. Umm yeah, I remember enjoying the fourth film overall, but if I had the chance to change just one thing I must admit that the boys' hair would top my list, petty as that is! It just kind of drove me crazy the whole time, hah.

  7. I 100% agree with you about Dumbledore! My jaw drops every time I see him have a violent outburst. I also remember feeling like Sirius in the coals was a major let-down. I feel like I need to re-watch this movie now. Oh, and I hated all the sexism in the school entrance scence. All the Beauxbatons had butterflies coming out of their swaying, sexy walks and the Durmstrang students were all tough guys with fire sticks. Like ugh.


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