November 19th, 2005

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Qudditch and Mermaids and Wizards, oh my! (Meredith and GoF)

Saw Goblet of Fire at seven last night. What an awesome ride! There were places were I laughed so hard that I almost cried, and other spots where I was just near tears. The last hour was incredibly freaky-- I worried about some of the younger kids in the audience, actually, and I did hear one little girl scream when Voldemort was rising from the cauldron. It did get a little long in places, and there was one scene I would have edited heavily (Myrtle in the bathtub-- was that really necessary? But over all, the film was amazing. I was enchanted by the Quidditch World Cup and the opening scenes of the Yule Ball. I was glad to see more of Neville (whom I have a soft spot for) and (of course) Lily. There were so many great lines and snappy interactions, plus... OMFG Snape. He was awesome in every bloody scene. Moody was wonderfully played, and I liked our little peak at Sirius.

I was exhausted when I came out-- the whole audience stood and applauded at the end, and there were several places where people whistled or cried out, they were so into things. I can't wait for this one to come out on DVD. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite for characterization, I think, but Goblet of Fire was just a lot of fun.

Go see it as soon as you can!
-Meredith

Ps. I was a little disappointed that we didn't see Narcissa at the Cup, but... *shrugs* [shameless plug] I did write a new Narcissa/Lily piece earlier this week. It's right here.