The other day my cousin and his new wife were invited to dinner at my place. During our chat I found that the cousin sister-in-law was also a huge Potter fan and it was decided we would watch HP 4, much to the dismay of my cousin. I just need any flimsy excuse to watch potter movies again and again and this time I was actually watching it after a long time. For real. Goblet of Fire is one of my top Potter movies but again it struck me that some major stuff that I’d like to change to make it the best one for me! (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Barty Crouch Jr.
Where Barty Jr. was concerned they entirely changed the story in order to fit the time frame and I think it’s the most appalling change in the entire movie! He was an imprisoned death eater but his mother convinced Barty Crouch Sr. to save her son and she went to Azkaban in his stead. He was kept hidden at home until the Quidditch World cup where he broke free and joined Voldemort again. Pretty much through the entire book he he drinks polyjuice potion to appear as Mad Eye and it is he who puts Harry’s name in goblet of fire. Also, after the World Cup, Barty Crouch Sr. was under Voldemort’s Imperius Curse and was killed by his own son and his corpse transfigured into a bone.
Winky and Wand
For those who don’t know whose Winky, she’s the house elf of the Crouches. It was with her that Barty Crouch Jr. went to see the Quidditch match under an invisibility cloak. Somehow the Imperius curse cast upon him by Crouch Sr. breaks and that’s where he steals Harry wand and later uses it to create the dark mark! And it was done to scare the death eaters who were making fun of muggles instead of looking for Voldy! Talk about devotion. Poor Winky was dismissed for failing to look after him.
Dobby and Gillyweed
Apart from the fact that we never got to see Dobby in the movie excepting a few seconds doubtful appearance, he played a minor important role for the second task. It was he who told Harry about the gillyweed instead of Neville Longbottom and got it for him from Snape’s office.
Since there was no Dobby or Winky or any other elf in the movie, another thing naturally left out was S.P.E.W. – Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. And you guessed it correctly, Hermione founded it in order to give elves the same rights and legislations as wizards.
Dumbledore is supposed to be calm, and gentle and concerned about Harry, not yell at him! I’ll let the image do the rest of the talking.
The Last Task
In the final task in the book Harry faces may interesting obstacles including a boggart in shape of a dementor, golden mist that turns everything upside down, a Blast-Ended Skrewt, a huge huge spider and a sphinx instead of paltry maze collapses.
I’d give my right hand to have this chapter in the movie! And for it to be as good as in my mind! The Weasleys decide to use Floo Network to get Harry from Privet Drive (yes he’s there in the beginning of the book) and in the process ruin half the Dursleys’ living room. You see, they had an electronic fireplace, not quite the thing for Floo travel. While going back Fred ‘accidentally’ drops a Ton-Tongue Toffee. Dudley being Dudley tries to eat it and ends up with a slimy engorged 4 feet long tongue! 😀
There was so much more of Sirius in the book than just a paltry scene where we get to meet his head in the fireplace! In fact he was living in the hills near Hogsmeade for a part of the book and also met Harry in his animagus form.
Yule Ball Dress Code
This is another thing I feel strongly about. First of all, they were supposed to wear dress robes not dresses. Parvati and Padma Patil wore shocking pink and turquoise dress robes respectively and what do we get to see in the movie? Horrible pink and orange lehengas and matching bangle set? At least to compare with rest of the females there, this is what they should have been wearing instead!
Oh I really wanted to see what Veelas would look like! The ones in my imagination creatures from other world. Veelas were the mascot of the Bulgarian team and they are supposed to be ravishingly beautiful. They can easily charm males into doing stupid things. As mascots, they danced and hypnotised the gathering as well as the players. Also Fleur Delacour is a quarter Veela!
So these are the major things that would have made the movie a super treat for me. I’m sure a many of you must share my views as well and I hope you all enjoyed this.
What would you add to the movie to make it more awesome??
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