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  • I'm making a video essay on every Harry Potter film, and so far I've done one on the order of the Phoenix and explained why.

  • It's my favorite in the series.

  • And I did one on the prisoner of asking Band and explain why it's the most cinematic film in the series.

  • Now it's time to talk about the Goblet of Fire, which, in my opinion, is my least favorite.

  • I was gonna title this video y It's the worst, but honestly, I feel like that's a bit harsh because this is without a doubt in my top 60 favorite films of all time.

  • All the Harry Potter films are there, near and dear to my heart, and I grew up watching them.

  • But I also grew up reading the Harry Potter books, and this movie adapted The Bookie was based on worse than any of the other films in the franchise.

  • And a lot of times I hear people who haven't read the books say that this is their favorite film.

  • So in this video I'm going to try and explain why it's my least favorite in the series, and I'll give examples from the actual book, which I actually reread just for this video, and I'm going to look behind the camera at the making of the film and point out what, in my opinion, went wrong.

  • And I'm saying my opinion because this is solely based on my view of the film.

  • Everyone has thrown opinion.

  • I'm not going to say your opinion is wrong If you like this film, I'm just going to explain why I feel the way I do about this movie before we start.

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  • Now let's get started.

  • I think the biggest reason why this film is not my favorite has to do with the director Mike Newell.

  • This was his first and last film in the franchise, and I think he's a great director and a great guy watching the behind the scenes.

  • You see, he's great with the kids and is very passionate.

  • However, I feel like he wasn't the right choice to direct this film.

  • For one, it's clear that reading this book was an almighty task for him.

  • Throughout interviews, he constantly complains about how long this book is and how tedious it was to read it.

  • Book is that Thick is nearly twice as long as any of the other books I read it in.

  • The book is vast.

  • It's a great big house brick sized thing, and that's not someone you want to direct a movie like this.

  • Comparing him to Chris Columbus, who directed the 1st 2 films, and Alfonzo Carone, who directed the third film before Columbus, met with Warner Brothers for his initial interview.

  • He sat down, read the book and wrote his own screenplay for the first film and thought about how he was going to do each aspect of it.

  • And Corona.

  • The three main actors Dan, Rupert and Emma write an essay on their character because he truly want to dive into each one of their characters throughout the film.

  • And no, Rupert did not do it.

  • He based his entire direction with Dan and Emma on these essay so they would be on the same page and could make sure that they dive deep and explore their characters.

  • And what drives that?

  • This is what you want to see from directors.

  • They put through thought into each and every scene and go above and beyond.

  • Meanwhile, New had not even read the book before getting the job.

  • Already seen the 1st 3 films he was making a sequel to Alfonso Corona, realizing this actually told him to atleast watch the 1st 40 minutes of his film to get a taste of what the series is like.

  • After watching This New became upset because he was planning on making the movie Super Dark and groundbreaking.

  • But because of fondue had done that.

  • He said he couldn't do that and had to change it out.

  • I'm gonna make it really sort of dog, creepy or not, And then you know when to his cutting room.

  • And they showed me this dark and creepy world he had made.

  • And so I had nothing to do.

  • What was I going to do to reinvent the wheel?

  • This is another quality you don't want from a director.

  • He's literally competing with the other directors instead of working off of them, even using certain actors to try and one up our funds own crest.

  • Although I knew I've got two great pieces of magic up my sleeve, one was Brendan Gleeson playing Mad Eye Moody on the other.

  • Waas refines playing Voldemort in film school.

  • I spent some time studying Sequels, and I found that some of the best Sequels are good because they work off of the last film.

  • What knew or should have done was play off of the darkness that Alfonzo, but said, But instead, because Noah wanted to compete with Alfonso, he made his main focus be the opposite and focused on comedy.

  • And so what I got was I got a funny film, and it's not like this is a bad thing.

  • It's a funny film, but in my opinion, I think Alfonzo actually had better comedy, and he was able to blend that comedy with the darkness very well.

  • I just wish new occur to put his ego and competitiveness aside, because we might have gotten a much better and more balanced film, especially if he had gone off of Coronas darkness, which Alfonso was clearly trying to get him to do by having him watched the 1st 40 minutes of his movie but knew or didn't get the hand.

  • Now I'm ready to press no one about this movie all wrong especially when he said he saw this movie as a Bollywood film which horrified the writers and producers and remind you described is a Bollywood movie must draw horror.

  • He also said that he saw this film is a Hitchcock thriller which, when looking at the book, is actually quite accurate to the story.

  • There's so many things going on, and the plot is sort of a mystery thriller.

  • One of my favorite parts about the Goblet of Fire book is the mystery aspect of it.

  • Throughout, there are so many things that need solving.

  • Like who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire who cashed the dark market?

  • The Quidditch World Cup Dead Body Junior actually commit the crime use in prison for what happened to Bertha Georgians.

  • A ministry employee who went missing, Who were the weasel is one's blackmailing how Rita Skeeter was getting her stories when she wasn't allowed on the Hogwarts grounds and even the murder mystery in the very first chapter.

  • The question being who murdered the Riddle family.

  • With all of these questions up in the air, it kept the reader engaged and excited to keep reading.

  • And that's why this book is a lot of people's favorite in the Siri's.

  • It's certainly up there for me being my third favorite.

  • However, the film does away with all of this.

  • So Newell, saying that he was approaching this film like a Hitchcock thriller, now doesn't make any sense and let me explain.

  • Newest decisions made that mystery completely gone.

  • My biggest complaint is the way they handled Barty, Crouch and a son, Barty Crouch Junior, their characters of the key to four of the seven mysteries I mentioned above, who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire, who cost the dark mark dead Barney Jr commit the crime you was in prison for And what happened to Bertha George?

  • It's now I understand why they cut birth of Georgians.

  • But the other three mysteries were all touched upon in this movie but are done in a way that ruins them.

  • In the film.

  • They show us Party junior in the very first scene with Baltimore and worm tail when Harry is dreaming something that was not true for the book in the book, it was just Voldermort and Worm Tail.

  • So right away we have this character in our head, which we're not supposed to him.

  • We're supposed to think he's dead until the end of the book.

  • As for Tony died and asking Band years ago, then we actually see him cash the dark mark.

  • Another mystery.

  • We're not supposed to have the answer to you until the end of the book.

  • So now they've spoiled two mysteries that pretty much defined the book and made it so good.

  • But I guess I could forgive this if they never said his name because then at least we don't know who he is, even though we saw.

  • But then they go on to show the try a where he gets locked up and they tell us his name.

  • And instead of making this question if he did it like in the books where he cried and screamed, saying he was innocent, he flat out admitted making the third mystery that defined the book on as well.

  • So how should they have approached this?

  • Well, I actually have the answer.

  • They should have either showing him in the beginning, but caught the trial steam because then at least the mystery would still be alive, not knowing his name, or they should have just not showing him in the beginning and have the trial scene be the first time we're introduced to him.

  • And then when double doors talking to him afterwards, have him tell Harry that he died years ago like everyone's supposed to think what exactly happened to him?

  • He was sent to Azkaban.

  • Had they just made these tiny changes, the film could have adopted the strongest and most interesting part of the book and made the film so much better, especially because they cut the other mystery aspects of how Rita Skeeter was getting her stories, who the Weasley twins were blackmailing and the riddle family murder mystery.

  • So out of the seven huge mysteries the book had, the film only kept one.

  • And that was who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire.

  • And that was a very good reveal.

  • I'm not going to lie.

  • They did a great job with that part, especially when Harry says he never mentioned a graveyard in the graveyard.

  • Were there others?

  • I don't I think I said anything about a graveyard professor.

  • That was some great writing that wasn't in the books.

  • However, I hate how they approach Body Junior's character, what the whole tongue thing and going back to how new is approaching this like a Hitchcock film.

  • He cut perhaps the most Hitchcock s seen, in my opinion, which was Barty Crouch Sr.

  • Coming to Hogwarts and talking madness.

  • It's quite chilling as he goes from having no idea where he is talking about official ministry business to a tree, then defaulting on its knees and struggling to get every word out, saying that he failed and needed to talk to Double Door.

  • Then, a few minutes later, he disappears.

  • And it's not until the end that we find out that Barney Jr killed him and buried his own father on the Hogwarts grounds.

  • My God, that would have been brilliant to see on screen, but instead, nor decided to add a bunch of things that were pointless and make so many questions pop up.

  • The biggest example being the first task.

  • I've talked about this before, but I'm going to go into more detail here in the books.

  • The first task is isolated to the arena.

  • On the beginning of the first task in the film was grade.

  • We see Harry in real danger, see a huge Dragon breathes fire narrowly missing Harry.

  • And we see Harry Cois fireball too.

  • And right there is where he should have gotten the egg.

  • The sequence would have been perfect.

  • Had they stopped there, they would have had more time to explore more interesting parts of the books, like the Barty Crouch scene I just mentioned.

  • But instead we get this long dragged out Jason outside of the arena.

  • Not only would this never be allowed to happen because Harry literally almost died and everyone just sat in the arena doing nothing.

  • But the dragon tamers would have put a stop to it right after the dragon got loose of its chains.

  • And Dumbledore would've put a stop to it to ensure Harry safety.

  • And then they just let the dragon fold to its death.

  • And if it's not dead, that's a huge liability to have a dragon free on the Hogwarts grounds, and potentially it could enter Muggle territory.

  • So this whole scene is just absolutely ridiculous for so many reasons, and it takes up so much time that could have been better spent exploring less action and more mystery.

  • And the worst part is that this steam was almost much worse.

  • Mike knew originally wanted Harry in the dragon to go into the Forbidden Forest and burn it down.

  • I was gonna have the dragon burn down a forest on.

  • Everybody was looking at me saying, Dude, of course they were looking at you like that.

  • You just said you wanted to burn down the Forbidden Forest.

  • One of the most important parts of the ground's full of too many magical creatures to count.

  • It's completely mental, isn't this is just another example of why Newel just isn't right for this film?

  • He doesn't fall though, or respect the source material.

  • A seven year old could have told you that burning down the Forbidden Forest was a bad idea.

  • Noah went on to say that he was ruthless when cutting scenes.

  • So I was simply ruthless with the stuff that I couldn't see a way of doing it, Not the way you should be approaching adapting a book to the big screen.

  • And I get that many things did have to be cut because the book was the longest one so far and much longer than the 1st 3 books.

  • I applaud him for cutting Winky Dobby s p W that ders Lease and Ludo back men because he's right.

  • We didn't need any of that in this movie, but he cut a lot of things that were kind of essential, like the many mysteries I mentioned before, and even when he did pick the right things to keep, he messed them up.

  • One of the things that was most disappointing was him cutting the Quidditch World Cup.

  • The whole sequence felt so rushed, and it hype the audience so much.

  • And right when we're about to see this amazing match, it cuts to the next scene.

  • One of my biggest complaints about this movie is double Door, and I've dedicated a whole section of this video just to talk about him.

  • There's the infamous Dumbledore said calmly scene, which is a mast.

  • Almost eight million views on YouTube.

  • Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire?

  • Harry?

  • Dumbbell Door asked calmly.

  • Come on.

  • This is just one example of how wrong they got Dumbledore.

  • Every scene he's in, he's screaming and sounds angry.

  • If chosen.

  • There's no turning back, and all of the scenes in the books are the complete opposite of this on.

  • Then dumbbell door, cleared his throat and read out, Hattie Potter, Hurry.

  • I have given evidence already on this matter, he said calmly.

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