Glompler of Doom
- Feb 7, 2001
Saw it awesome Movie though they could have put in a few more scenes....
Speaking as someone who's only watched the movies, never read any of the books, I haven't felt confused watching the 3rd or 4th movies. Infact I may prefer them to the earlier ones.Originally posted by Dave I just read some comments written by someone who hasn't read the books (strange but conceivably possible!) and I hadn't realised before, but many things about films III and IV don't make a lot of sense if you haven't read the books first.
Because there are some people only watching the movies and some of them might forget about him if he were cut out completely.Originally posted by Dave Why does Sirius even appear in the fireplace in 'Goblet of Fire'? - everything else to do with him is cut out and it just appears pointless. Nothing he says has any relevance to the plot.
I love Sirius! I got how important he is to Harry. I haven't watched PoA recently, but I remember clearly his determination to save him from the Dementors. I liked the relationships between Sirius and Harry, and Sirius and Lupin even if there was only so much of them in the film.Originally posted by Dave Part of the problem with Sirius stems way back to 'Prisoner of Azkaban' because in the film they removed everything about Harry getting the broomstick for Christmas and whether or not he could trust Sirius and instead he got it later. I see this being an even greater problem in later books (if you get my drift!) No one will care what happens to Sirius.
I have only seen GoF once, and not recently. But I can think of some choices Harry made. He chose to save Fleur's(sp) little sister as well as Ron. He chose to go back for Cedric instead of just after the cup himself. Those are the choice I can think of at this hour.Originally posted by Dave In the film of 'Goblet of Fire' Harry has no control over what takes place, he is just a victim being driven to the end of the film. Now that is true also in the book, but it is delved into and discussed. In the film, that is all gone so it appears that he never made any choices, and he was also entirely incidental to the events that occurred. The books have been praised for raising children's self-esteem, but in this film Harry appears to be just used and abused.
I think the series holds up so far, and I'm not sure that an individual movie from it should have to stand alone because they're part of a series. Being part of a trilogy, or an ongoing series is different from being just so many sequels. I can't watch The Empire Strikes Back without watching Return of the Jedi, but I don't think that makes ESB less of a movie. If anything it's more of a movie because it's so powerful I need the reassurance I get watching RotJ.Originally posted by Dave Any film should be able to stand up on it's own merits. I'm now not sure whether this one would, or if the series as whole will, without the books behind them.
Do you have a general idea of the other person's age? I only ask because I'm an adult, and I may catch things in the movies a younger viewer might miss. I mean Sirius presence to me in GoF is larger than the fireplace scene because there was the scene where Hermione encouraged Harry to write Sirius, and Harry's recieving Sirius message before the two of them spoke. I liked Hermione's encouraging Harry because in it there was the implication he and Sirius have been in regular contact since the previous movie.Originally posted by Dave
Well your point of view is certainly different from the other one I read and I'm glad that's not a general view.
Hmm, I know some Potter fans prefer PoA for Cuaron's directing. And, it maybe that I prefer the "non-Columbus" flicks. PoA has a special place in my heart because of my fondness for Sirius, but I enjoyed GoF with his oh so brief appeareance. I've done a fair amount of reading books, and watching movie adaptations of them. I find the quality varies all over. Likely I won't read the books until both the book and movie series are finished so I can compare the sets. That's of course if I feel like giving the books a go by the last movie.Originally posted by Dave I personally, liked the film and I think it was the best yet, but it did have to miss out a great deal. I really suggest that you do read the books sometime.
*Shakes head.* I definitely don't want to face what's coming before I have to. I may not be reading the books, but I've been spoiled a bit. I know who dies in OotP, and in the HBP. I am wondering what Jo is ultimately going to do with Snape. Along with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, he's the other... continuous character in the series I care about. Lupin and Sirius weren't in the first couple of stories.Originally posted by Dave And on Sirius, well you just need to read the next book!