Monday, November 27, 2006

Harry Potter

I recently watched the fourth Harry Potter movie for the first time. I wouldn't say that I'm a fan, but I like them enough to watch them, although I've never read the books, and never really plan on reading them.

I thought the first movie was quite good, the second was good, the third was worth watching, although I did really like the plot twist in it. This movie, however, was a waste of two hours. There were several places where there were holes in the plot line that you could drive Darth Vader's star destroyer through. My biggest problems with these movies is that the villain always has something to do with the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. He's other the villain, abducted by the villain, a good guy with a dark secret, or an idiot....but the plot always revolves around them being a major complication for Harry and his chums to overcome. How ridiculous is that? Can we please get some plot variety at some point...it's all becoming far too predictable...

2 comments:

Ian said...

You really need to read the books to have the movies make sense. Even your problem with the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher issue was somewhat explained. There really is a lot more going on that the movies don't show well enough.

The books are worth reading and are about the only books I can get my wife to read.

J Erwine said...

Books are always better. I might read them at some time, but I have a quite a few in my to-be read pile still...