ABC Family Presents: Harry Potter and the Commercial Interruptions
ABC Family is in the middle of one of its weekend Harry Potter-athons, allowing diehard fans to watch all the films in a row with commercial interruptions. Oh goodie!
If I happen to be free on a Sunday afternoon and if I happen to be flipping through the channels, I still don’t bother stopping on these films when they’re on…every weekend. In the past, it’s usually been because I always stumbled upon Half-Blood Prince, which I hadn’t seen yet and wasn’t about to watch on TV for the first time. There was a time when I was trying to get through these movies that Half-Blood Prince was also all over HBO – it was really difficult to avoid.
Nowadays, I don’t really have a legit excuse, other than I don’t see the point of watching movies with commercials. But that didn’t stop me from lingering a tad too long on Goblet of Fire this afternoon. I almost forgot that Goblet of Fire is a really shitty film. Don’t worry – it didn’t take me long to remember.
I guess I’m spoiled by Deathly Hallows, but do the earlier films annoy anyone else in their childishness? Maybe going back and re-reading the books (which is on the schedule) is going to seem the same way. For all that goes wrong at the end of Goblet of Fire, the whole thing is pretty immature. Yes, yes, I know, I know. It’s for kids! But if Prisoner of Azkaban took two steps forward (specifically away from Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets), Goblet of Fire took two lazy steps back.
Also, does Dumbledore in Goblet of Fire strike anyone else as a little…uh…spastic? He’s flailing around, darting and screaming. He’s scary! It’s unnerving.
I didn’t last much longer than Harry’s name popping out of the goblet. That’s about all I could stand. Suffering through Mike Newell’s misinterpretation of the book is one thing. Doing so with commercial interruptions is just too much for anyone on a lazy Sunday.
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