Speaking of movie adaptations of books, the 4th instalment of Harry Potter on the big screen was immensely more enjoyable than the previous films.
I brought the kids to the cinema over the weekend to catch ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ as a treat to my daughter — I still owe her two Enid Blyton books for her fantastic results in school — and we all had a great time. This 4th movie was spookier and darker than the previous ones, but I guess this is in keeping with the book, as it marks the transition of the three protagonists to adolescence. It seems to appeal to teens more, but I was rather surprised that my daughter enjoyed it far more than the first two movies. I was in fact worried that she’d be spooked out, as she was by the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’. But she took it quite well … I think it may have been because she caught this during the day.
Director Newell has woven in eternal themes of a teenager’s first crush, courage and friendship amidst danger, into this show surrounding the boy wizard’s feat to win the Triwizard Challenge, and he’s made me curious about the books.
I have yet to pick up the books for a read, despite having seen all four of the movies, so I reckon it’s about time. I’ve always loved fantasy and magic anyway, so the books should be fun. Let you know when I do get around to reading them.
But for now, here’s a quote about courage that I think describes Harry perfectly:
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan RatherCourage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. ~Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
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