November 18th, 2005

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Morsmordre

So, I went to a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Is it possible to be simultaneously disappointed and pleased? Because I think that's what I feel about it.

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Basically, it was entertaining enough, but I'm hoping for an extended DVD edition.

A few other notes:
  1. Given that it doesn't explain a lot of things, I'm not sure if non-fans will understand it. Even fans might want to re-read the book before they go, just to brush up on the plot.
  2. I'm going to the next book launch party. And I'm going to the next movie several hours earlier—I got there about an hour and a half early and was near the end of the line. And I'll make sure I have robes for both.
  3. That Hagrid outfit the one guy had was brilliant.
  4. In the PoA movie there were a lot of Ron/Hermione moments—subtle things, mostly, like Hermione leaning her head on Ron's shoulder when she thinks Buckbeak has been executed. In this one, those things are going towards Harry/Hermione. Since I'm a hopeless fanboy, I have my fingers crossed that Rowling prodded the movie people...
  5. I don't like their pronunciations for Pensieve or Veritaserum, but I was glad to finally learn how Accio is pronounced. Except I forgot. Damn.
  6. I also went to an Ayn Rand Institute lecture on creationism intelligent design. It was good. I asked a question (a softball sort of thing), which was as terrifying as usual.
  7. Never, ever, ever see a long movie at midnight on a full bladder. Ugh.
Goodnight.