Oh. My. God! *faints* Watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last Wednesday night. These are pretty late thoughts but it came out longer than I expected. But still, the movie's great! Wicked! Love! BUT even if I find it absolutely awesome, I still have a lot of gripes about it. Plus I still love Cuaron's approach and Prisoner of Azkaban movie better. But still, yeah, good. Yummy Krum!
Dan really is growing as an actor! The drama he showed at some parts of the movie make me look forward to what he'll be showing as angsty!Harry in OotP. Emma is pretty! No doubt about that one. Though the one part where she was showing tears... I found that scene too abrupt for my liking. But yeah, she's still okay in my book. As for Rupert, I've always loved him. And it never wavered. So yeah, I'm biased towards him. From the movie, I now see why people like the Dan/Emma or Harry/Hermione relationship. Seriously though, Dan has more chemistry with Emma than with Rupert. Emma and Rupert on screen are just friends. They lack tension. Even the awkward moments at the ball looks like just a squabble between friends. Now I wonder how they'll pull off the HBP R/Hr tension projected all throughout the book. Tom Felton was still annoying as Draco. He's still adorable though and already past his awkward stage from the previous film. Neville surprised me since he grew a lot. I mean there was this scene where he was walking beside Dan and it looks like Dan only reached his shoulder! Oh my god! This boy is going to grow tall!
Now for the new young actors on board: Robert (Cedric), Katie (Cho), Stanislav (Krum) and Clemence (Fleur). I was icky from the pictures with Robert since he looks so gay with the pinky cheeks and everything. But hey, he was good as Cedric. He has his cute moments and he grew on me on the movie. Katie was a surprise for me. I didn't expect much from her. I know there are a lot of people who didn't want her on the role. I remember some Pinoys were even pinning Heart for the role?! As if? She's not even British and everyone knows that the movies try to stick to the correct nationality. But yeah, I'm pretty much satisfied with Katie on the role. Clemence was lovely as Fleur. She looks similar to Claire Danes only prettier. And more refined. As for Krum... *ahem ahem* Again, biased me! But still I absolutely adore this guy, even more so now that I was able to watch him on screen. He was exuding Krum all thoughout the movie. Grunt grunt grunt. Frown. Glower. Growl. But best look for him though is when he looks at Hermione! *swoons* He smiles that lopsidded grin that just makes my heart absolutely melt and makes a mush out of me at my seat. Oh God! *fans self* I soooo want to see this guy more and more. I wonder if he'll be pursuing an acting career after this. Krum ain't in the succeeding books except for the occasional letter written to Hermione so I doubt that he'll be in any more HP movies. Dang.
On the other actors, I can only talk about a few since most of them got too little screentimes because of the kids. Mike Ganbon as Dubmbledore. Since the last movie, I never really liked him in Dumbledore's role. He was okay but his Dumbledore never grew on me. I absolutely love Richard Harris' feel to Dumbledore. He gave Dumbledore a calm, soothing and collected character. Someone who doesn't get mad and shout. Someone with a gentle touch. Someone gentle, kind and understanding. That's the Richard Harris Dumbledore and the book Dumbledore that I know. Mike Ganbon's Dumbledore on the other hand sounds too strict. Too forceful. He shoved Harry when he was asking him if he placed his name in the Goblet of Fire! Yeah, never did really like him as Dumbledore. But will still hope that he does a good job for the following films. Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort. I love this man. He can absolutely act. Love his movements as the resurrected Voldemort. Sadly, the other actors, like the previous films were overshadowed by the younger cast. But still great presence by Jason Isaacs and Alan Rickman.
Anyway, overall, liked the movie as is. Not tie-ing it up with the book, it's great. I find it not as magical as the other films though, but yeah, it kept me entertained for more than two hours. Like what I said earlier, only second to Prisoner of Azkaban. But still great adventure film. Watch it!
Watched Flightplan last Friday night even though I was sick. Even if I have a temperature and the sniffles, I enjoyed the movie because Jodie Foster can still amaze me with how well she portrays her roles. I watched this one because the trailer was intriguing. Did Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) really had her child when she boarded the plane? Was it just her hallucinations? Or was everything part of a conspiracy? The power of marketing. If you're planning to watch it because of Sean Bean or any other character, try and not to place as much expectation on them on this movie. Because this one's a Jodie Foster movie. Jodie Foster all around. It paid off though. At least now, my curiosity was appeased.
Currently I'm rereading HP4 for the showing tomorrow! Tickets! I have them for tomorrow!!! Wheeee! Exciteeeed! Speaking of HP:GoF.... Can I just say you can all have Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) but leave Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum) to me please! *droooools*
Damn, is Stanislav hot or what? I'm kinda happy that Sean Biggerstaff's not onboard anymore since he'll really be overshadowed this time by him. But still I know I'll be missing him. I hope even that one scene in the Quidditch World Cup Tournament with Wood and Potter would be included. But it would be more likely that the producers cut that part out. Anyway, at least Stanislav is in the movie, the whole time. ^_^