movie: harry potter and the goblet of fire

everyone talks about “did you put your name in the goblet of fire” being the worst book to movie dialogue fail but lets be real the worst is where hermione answers a question in class and snape calls her an “insufferable know-it-all” and in the book ron is furious and he goes OFF and says “you asked a question and she knows the answer! why ask if you don’t want to be told?” but in the movies they just make him say “he’s got a point, you know” and i’m still mad about it

I laugh at how the Harry Potter movies always had to one-up the books like

Book 1: Harry keeps Quirrell from the Stone, passes out and Quirrell dies
Warner Bros: aye let’s have Harry fucking murder Quirrell and then Voldemort can fly straight through him lmao
Book 2: Harry fights the Basilisk
Warner Bros: CLIMB. THE. STATUE!
Book 3: Harry blows up Aunt Marge
Warner Bros: *sends her outside like a lost balloon* lol bye bye
Book 4: Harry cleverly tricks the dragon and gets to the golden egg
Warner Bros: DRAGON CHASE! FLY POTTER! FLY FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE! Oh, and kill the dragon..
Book 5: Fred and George summon their brooms and fly out of the school
Warner Bros: FIREWORKSSS!!!!!!
Book 6: Quiet Christmas at the Burrow discussing Draco, the Prince and Fenrir
Warner Bros: LIGHT ‘EM UP UP UP, LIGHT ‘EM UP UP UP, LIGHT ‘EM UP UP UP, I’M ON FIYAHHH!!!
Book 7: Voldemort duels Harry in the Great Hall, instantly defeated because the Elder Wand is Harry’s
Warner Bros: Hold my Butterbeer

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The Lost Characterization of Sirius Black

In the past, I’ve said that Sirius, though highly imperfect, was the closest thing Harry had to a parent. Sirius broke out of Azkaban to protect Harry, and he would have gone straight back if he thought it would keep Harry safe.

Unfortunately, the films muddle this dynamic somewhat.

Much of the small amount of time we do spend with Sirius in the films is spent establishing Sirius’s arc and personal tragedy. Certainly this part of the story is worth telling, but we lose the smaller moments in which Sirius is simply doing what he can to help his godson. 

In the GF film, neither the letter Harry sent Sirius about his scar nor Sirius living off rats in a cave on the outskirts of Hogsmeade is mentioned. There’s no mention of the scene in which Sirius spends the afternoon telling the trio about Crouch Jr., Karkaroff, and other Death Eaters. There’s no mention of the long conversation in which Harry pours out his heart to Sirius, telling him about the fight with Ron, Rita Skeeter, no one believing he hadn’t entered himself into the tournament, and the “Potter Stinks” debacle. There’s no mention of the “near daily” letters from Sirius in the months before the third task. There’s no mention of Sirius comforting Harry after Voldemort’s return.

Sirius’s role in GF is basically distilled to one conversation in which he imparts a few cryptic warnings about Karkaroff and Crouch, tells Harry to “keep his friends close” and then vanishes from the fire.

We see Sirius a little more in the OP film, but once again, Sirius’s bonding with Harry takes a backseat to the development of Sirius’s own arc. Film!Sirius brings up Harry’s resemblance to James not once but three times, despite his limited amount of screen time. 

The best example of this phenomenon is the battle at Department of Mysteries. In the film version of the Department of Mysteries battle, Harry shoots off an Expelliarmus and Sirius shouts “Nice one, James!” This is a reference to Sirius’s own tragic arc as well as a callback to the Snape’s Worst Memory scene. 

But in the book version of the battle at the Department of Mysteries, there’s no hint that Sirius sees Harry as James or even as an equal partner. In fact, Sirius speaks to Harry three times during the Department of Mysteries battle. Far from congratulating Harry on a well-placed spell, all three of Sirius’s lines are variations of “get your friends and get the hell out.” 

Ultimately, the repeated focus on James cheapens Sirius’s genuine love for Harry and ultimately undermines Sirius’s last act as Harry’s godfather.

I understand why the films condensed Sirius as they did. And certainly there are characters who fared worse. It’s no coincidence that Ron - another character who provides Harry with a great deal of emotional support - had his role similarly butchered. Simply put, watching Harry being comforted or enjoying small moments of happiness does not move the plot along. 

Unfortunately, the nips and tucks to Sirius’s character remove a great deal of what makes the relationship so important. 

If I were to look at the film version of Harry’s godfather, I would see someone who sent Harry a broomstick, barely spoke to him for a year, spent the following year moping around a house, and saw Harry as a replacement for his dead best friend. But Sirius Black was so much more than that, and deserves more than that.

  • Friend: "Let's watch Harry Potter!" *grabs Goblet of Fire*
  • Me: "Yesss! Let- what the fuck are you doing?"
  • Friend: "Well, I like this one-"
  • Me: "We watch them all from the beginning. You can't just jump ahead."
  • Friend: "We don't have enough ti-"
  • Me: "Bitch, we will make time. Sit down and shut up."

Okay but can you imagine fourth year Harry just feeling these sharp pangs of jealousy in his chest whenever he sees Cho and Cedric near each other, because he knows something’s up. So naturally he figures, ‘I must have a crush on Cho.’ He decides to risk it and asks her to the Yule Ball. When she says no, he’s surprised to find that it doesn’t bother her that much, but then she mentions that someone already asked her. His stomach clenches for some bizarre reason, and he asks who. “Cedric,” she says, and there’s that jealously again. Must be a delayed reaction, right? Of course. He pushes the feeling aside and resignedly asks Parvati to the Ball. She’s beautiful, but he can’t seem to stay focused. His eyes keep sliding over to the nearby pair of Cho and Cedric. Cho is pretty too, but he hardly registers this. He keeps glancing at Cedric, with his wavy brown hair and carefree grin. Harry knew already that Cedric was more muscular than a typical Seeker, but it inexplicably struck him then that the older boy, with his perfectly smooth dress robes and confident posture and that damn /smile/, looked like someone out of a Muggle fairy tale- a prince or a knight. He doesn’t understand what makes him think this any better than he understands the butterflies in his stomach. 'Must be Cho,’ he thought again. 'I’m jealous of Cedric. I wish I looked like him.’ But it didn’t feel quite right. He tries not to think about it. A few days later, he’s crossing the bridge with Ron and Hermione when again they cross paths with Cedric. This time, Cho is nowhere to be seen. Harry doesn’t understand. He doesn’t understand the pressure in his chest or the way he flushes automatically or the way his eyes automatically flick toward the Hufflepuff’s lips. Cedric leans in close. Too close, Merlin, too close. Harry can feel the faintest wisp of Cedric’s breath on his cheek, and Harry doesn’t understand this crazy urge to lurch forward and do… something. And then, with that godforsaken grin on his face- this time, just for Harry- Cedric says quietly, “You know the Prefect’s bathroom on the third floor? Not a bad place for a bath.” And suddenly, Harry understands perfectly.

OKAY BUT WHY THE FUCK DOES MOVIE GINNY HAVE TO FUCKING ASK HER BROTHERS WHO KRUM IS AT THE WORLD CUP

THE GIRL IS A QUIDDITCH ACE WHO GOES ON TO PLAY FOR THE HOLYHEAD HARPIES AND BECOME A QUIDDITCH REPORTER

BESIDES WHICH SHE LIVES WITH RON WHO HAS A MASSIVE MAN CRUSH ON KRUM

THERE IS NOT A CHANCE IN HELL GINNY WEASLEY DOESN’T KNOW WHO KRUM IS

but yeah sure let’s have the girls ask dumb questions that were Harry’s lines in the book whatever

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From another new/old footage of the making of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie that also includes interviews with some of the cast

P.S: And might I add that there could be a reason why the title movie Harry Potter has it’s first syllabus as in “Ha” rhyming with the word “Happiness” as it is palpable in these BTS shots.