The $100 Million Boy
My beautiful wife and I went to the opening of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. This is the 4th film in what hopefully is seven movies planned for release over the next few years. I will say this is the best of the movies to date and her largest novel to be made into a movie to date in the series by J.K. Rowlings, who's books have sold over $400 million and have been printed in over 30 languages so far. It also is the best grossing of the four films to date, taking in over $100 million in its opening weekend with $17.00 of that $100 million being mine (plus popcorn and soda)... (no candy). I was incredibly happy with this movie, with a story that grabbed and kept your attention from beginning to end of the two hour and forty minute movie. This story is a lot darker than the previous books and movies and I will say now, it is not for those younger than thirteen. Some of the subject matter is a little tough for anyone younger than that to deal with. I will also say this movie has a bit more humor in it than the previous films and I liked how they brought the young Harry Potter and friends into their teenage years, dealing with love, life, bonds of friendship and sadly ...death. The movie stays close to the book as best it can (or so my wife tells me), with a script being just over 170 pages in length. As for me, I only recently started listening to the Harry Potter series on CD and have enjoyed them immensely, having listened to the first 2 books twice. If you don’t have the time to read these wonderful stories, then pick the CDs up and listen to them on the way to work or a trip - it helps to pass the time and are quite enjoyable. I know some of those who read this blog will wait for the DVD to come out in the months ahead but I would suggest seeing it in IMAX, it really makes a difference that you can’t experience on even the largest television. If you have any comments on this or any story, please let us know we would love to hear from you.