After watching The Goblet of Fire this past Sunday night, I am now completely caught up on Harry Potter.
None of the movies came anywhere near being as good as the books, although I liked them pretty well. Daniel Radcliffe looks exactly like I'd pictured Harry. The Goblet was almost remotely scary for a moment there, not that I need it to be scary. And the actors have actually begun learning to act. I missed Dobby, though, from the book:
"Socks are Dobby's favorite, favorite clothes, sir! I has seven now... but they has made a mistake in the shop, Harry Potter, they is giving you two the same!"
My one real annoyance with the movies is Dumbledore. What are the producers about, changing his lines? Anybody can say, as he did in the first movie, "Let the feast begin" but only Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore gets up and says, as he does in the first book, that in honor of the occasion he would like to say a few words "...and here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
Other than that, though, the movies are likeable. Quidditch, Hagrid, getting a good mental picture of Ron, and more, made this loyal Harry fan glad she saw them. Now I look forward to movie #5, where I'll get to meet one of my favorite characters: Luna Lovegood.
"We're going on an expedition to Sweden this summer, to see if we can catch a Crumple-Horned Snorkack." I'm right there with you, Luna.