Harry, Harry, Harry..
St. Patrick's Day was my brother's birthday. Since he loves Harry Potter, and can no longer go to movies I had preordered a copy of the last movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It came a week before his birthday so I was able to give it to him ... Sunday we watched it. (nearly a 3 hr movie)
I like all of the kids in the movies. Amazing to see how much they've grown just from the first movie to this one.
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry must be living a dream life, having found so much fame at such a young age. I hope it doesn't go to their heads too fast ..
Emma Watson as Hermione is turning into a really pretty girl, soon to be lady.
And Rupert Grint as Ron is my personal favorite and is cute as ever! He has the best facial expressions of all of them and usually the comic relief in the Harry Potter movies. I am looking forward to the day I see him in another role other then this one and hope he doesn't get type casted.
The movie is darker then the others and someone even dies in this one. (I don't want to say too much for anyone who hasn't seen it yet that wants to) The special effects were outstanding. Maybe even a bit too much, which i generally don't say, but at times it seemed to distract some from the actors and the story itself.
I'm always glad to see the original cast back, and enjoy new faces as well.
Michael Gamdon was back as Dumbledor, the wizard everyone loves.
So was Alan Rickman, who I think is a really good actor, and enjoy him in other parts as well as portraying the not so nice Professor Snape. (one part i really like him in he plays a meanie also.. in Kevin Costner's version of Robin Hood he is the Sheriff of Nottingham... he does evil really well .. makes you wonder.. but then... i sorta "fell for him" in Sense and Sensibility!)
I hope they never make a Harry Potter movie without Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid! Maybe it's the big teddybear appeal, but I do adore Hagrid!
Ahhh.. and then there's Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagill. Now there's an autograph I would love to get.. but she's really unreachable, especially since the Potter Movies came out. But, she remains one of my all time favorite movie stars, and always will.