Whether you’re a fan of the Harry Potter movies or not, I’m sure we can all agree that the filmmakers had a monumentally difficult task when it came to delivering faithful adaptations of the books. Each instalment of J.K. Rowling’s book series is filled with a massive amount of detail, an endless number of beloved characters and moments that would be impossible to cram into a feature-length movie. With that said, there are undoubtedly moments from the Harry Potter books that should have been included in the movies!
We’ve already discussed the five moments that should have made it into the first three movies, and now we’re moving on to fourth instalment of the iconic franchise, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.
With director Mike Newell taking over from Alfonso Cuarón, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series continued to take the Wizarding World franchise in a darker and more serious direction. Newell did an admirable job of balancing the various elements of J.K. Rowling’s fourth wizarding adventure, such as the teenage school drama, the Twiwizard Tournament and the long-awaited arrival of Ralph Fiennes’ Lord Voldemort. With that said, however, when you compare The Goblet Of Fire to the first three movies, which stayed relatively close to the source material, Newell made more than a few major changes and left out a lot of fan-favourite moments from the book.
Here are five moments from The Goblet Of Fire that we wish had made it into the movie:
5. Dobby & Winky
Mike Newell made some pretty massive changes when it came to his film adaptation of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, but the absence of Dobby and Winky was perhaps the most disappointing. Dobby and Winky play extremely important roles in J.K. Rowling’s book, but Newell made the decision to cut them out of the movie entirely, transferring many of their moments, such as Dobby giving Harry Gillyweed for the second task, to other characters.
While the decision to cut Dobby and Winky from the film probably comes down to budget restrictions, as two CGI characters don’t come cheap, it’s heartbreaking to think that we could have spent more time with Dobby in the film series.
4. Sirius In Hogsmeade
Following his introduction in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Sirius Black makes an appearance in the film version of The Goblet Of Fire, but the character has a much bigger role in the book. In J.K. Rowling’s book, Harry is in constant communication with his Godfather, and confides in Sirius when Ron and the entire school turn against him. Concerned that someone at Hogwarts is using the Triwizard Tournament to kill Harry, Sirius travels back to England and even visits Harry, Ron and Hermione in Hogsmead.
While it’s easy to understand why Newell decided to cut Sirius’ role in the movie, as it would have taken up a lot of time, it’s truly gutting to think that we could have spent more time with Gary Oldman and Sirius Black before the heartbreaking events of The Order Of The Phoenix.
If you thought the absence of Dobby and Winky were heartbreaking, the film also left-out S.P.E.W. (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) and Hermione’s many attempts to bring freedom and fair wages to the House Elves. In the book, Hermione learns that House Elves are basically treated like slaves and works tirelessly to make her follow witches and wizards treat House Elves like Dobby as equals.
It would have been impossible to fit Hermione’s battle against inequality into Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, but Mike Newell could have very easily taken a small amount of time to shine a light on Hermione’s efforts to give House Elves their freedom.
2. The Third Task
The third Triwizard Tournament task is obviously a major part of The Goblet Of Fire movie, but the event itself was changed massively for the film adaptation. In the book version of The Goblet Of Fire, there are various obstacles that Harry must pass, including a Boggart, a Blast-Ended Skrewt and a Sphinx, before he can reach the Triwizard Cup!
While the third task was still a massively exciting sequence in the movie, it was far more challenging and exciting for Harry in the book, with the young wizard using everything he’s learned so far to reach the Triwizard Cup!
1. The Dementor’s Kiss
Ever watch Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire and wonder what happened to Barty Crouch Jr. when he was finally captured? Well, the book holds the answer! In the book, it is revealed that Barty Crouch Jr. was given the ultimate punishment. Barty Crouch Jr. was given the Dementor’s Kiss, which means his souls was literally sucked out by a Dementor, leaving him in a zombie-like state.
While seeing Barty Crouch Jr. receive the Dementor’s Kiss may have been a bit too violent for the Harry Potter series (at least at the point of The Goblet Of Fire), it would have been amazing to learn what happened to the character after he was captured.
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