Harry Goblet

So we went to see the new Harry Potter movie last night (that’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, for those of you who’ve been living under a rock.) Quite enjoyable, no obnoxious patrons (although we were a bit worried about the drunk guy behind us, but he settled down.) The boys were appropriately goofy in that 14-yr-old sort of way, the girls clearly coming into their own, the character actors were spot on, and the directing was good. Voldemort was appropriately hideous, and Snape was actually leaning more to the sardonic side of “just plain evil.”

I have to say, I was a little disturbed at the short “title” that the theater put on the little marquee outside of our theater – Harry Goblet? Somehow that sounds a little pervy, and really, I don’t want to walk into any ostensibly kids’ movie (regardless of the fact that it was 95% adults and at 9:15 PM) wondering about the X-rated interpretations of the LCD marquee title. Ahem.

The other disturbing item requires a little background. This may not have been apparent, but I have a bit of a “thing” for evildoers/ mercenaries/ anyone dabbling on the dark side. I blame this on the fact that I cut my romantic eyeteeth on The Princess Bride, and of course was swooning (at the tender age of 8) over the Dread Pirate Roberts. More recent (and less redeemable-hero, in some cases) favorites include Lex Luthor (Smallville,) Spike (Buffy,) Batman (the Christian Bale iteration, although Val Kilmer gets an honorable mention,) Krycek (X-files) – you get the idea. So, it was with not much surprise, but a healthy dose of “What in the HELL are you THINKing?” that I realized last night…Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy?   Yum.

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