Gill Lambert, film critic extraordinaire
Last night I went to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. To be perfectly honest, I didn't think it was as good as the others. I know most of the civilised world disagrees with me, but I just felt that it didn't have the same ... well, magic to it that the other ones did. I thought that they tried to include all the story lines which meant that none of them were told to their full potential. ((Warning! If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, don't keep reading!)) They only introduced the character of Cedric a couple times and the audience didn't build any sort of relation to him, so when Voldemort kills him in the graveyard it was just kinda ... meh. People die all the time in these books and I just didn't feel upset that Cedric had died. They also tried to show that Harry was smitten with Cho Chang, which came across well, but didn't show that Hermione was really that into Viktor Krum, so when the boys from Durmstrang left and she was all upset by it, I just felt that it wouldn't have made sense if I hadn't read the books. The other thing that really bothered me was that they show Harry seeing through Voldemort's eyes in his "dreams" but never explain was was going on, or why Harry was seeing it, or him saving Arthur Weasly from the snake in the Ministry, or his Occlumency lessons with Snape. I think all those things were meant to happen in this book, and not the Order of the Phoenix, right? If I am mistaken then I take back that last bit of critisism. However, to be fair to the movie, the other girls I went with loved it and Diane was literally biting her nails the entire time - and she has read the books and knows exactly what happens!
And we're going to Tahiti the day after tomorrow! Woohoo! I promise that I'll take pictures there and then post them online, as well as pictures of my being a tourist with my parents around NZ when they come in December.