Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Almighty Edit

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Harry Potter as you remember, but with a light touch of editing
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Original Release Date:
2005
Original Running Time:
157
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
142
Time Cut:
13
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
I've always loved the Harry Potter books, but the movies have been pretty hit or miss for me. I completely love what they have made, but there are many scenes of poor acting, or bad character choices that are completely fixable.

My main goals overall:
- Create light edits that don't try to reimagine or create anything new, but rather just enhance the original movies
- Remove small annoyances and some poor performances (Harry shushing Ron, Barty Crouch Jr tongue flicks, dumbing down Hagrid, etc)
- Retain as much world building as possible (Clock in the Weasley's home, monster roar at housekeeping in PoA, etc)
- Keep the original music to their own movies, except for a few rare occasions
- Tighten up action wherever I could

Goals for Goblet of Fire:
- Remove the Ron and Harry's broken friendship subplot
- Cut out as much bad acting, dialog and writing as I could
- Take out all instances of the Crouch Jr tongue flicks
Intention:
Harry Potter is one of my favorite series' ever. I've got so much nostalgia from growing up with the books and movies. But even watching as a kid I remember disliking some things about the movies. I don't want to rob the movies of their charm, but I did see some things that I believe would be better changed or removed. I think these small changes make the experience a better one overall.
Special Thanks:
Anjohan (Andreas), and JJPotter! I took a lot of inspiration and some exact cuts from their edits to make my own.

Poster art by Carlossap on TPDb: https://theposterdb.com/user/Carlossap
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I didn't want to do anything too drastic, but instead create a very light edit to remove things that might take you out of the viewing experience.
Cuts and Additions:
- Slight trims for pacing in the intro with the old man
- HP4 Title now pops out right after the old man dies, along with the Harry Potter theme behind it
- Cut Hermione angrily waking the two up. It now starts with the group walking towards the portkey
- Cut the stupid walking on air as they come down from the portkey
- Cut Harry in the tent saying "I love magic"
- Cut the Malfoys talking to them before the game
- Tightened the Death Eater attack
- Cut all instances of Barty Crouch Jr and fake Moody doing the weird tongue thing
- Removed Filch awkwardly running into the hall and added some music behind Dumbledore talking about the new guests and tournament
- Cut Karkaroff doing shady stuff to the goblet of fire
- Cut the entire Ron not talking to Harry plot. Though this is a decent plotline in the books I think it was done extremely poorly in the movie. I used some of the rearranging from Anjohan
- Rearranged Moody's lesson to go after the names are chosen from the goblet rather than before. This works as a good transition from Dumbledore telling Moody to keep an eye on Harry after his name is chosen, and also it is a scene with Harry and Ron together so it doesn't feel so weird that there is a chunk of the movie where they aren't together.
- Cut Hermione's "It's not going to wo-ork" line when Fred and George try to get past the age line
- Cut Dumbledore shouting at Harry after his name comes up
- Trimmed Harry's interview with Rita Skeeter a bit
- Cut the owl biting Harry "joke"
- Cut the mini dragon reveals just before they fight the dragons. It feels like a tease for these cool fights with the other champions but then you don't get to see them.
- Cut Hermione yelling at Harry to use his wand at the start of the 1st task
- Tightened up the entire dragon fight
- Cut Harry pompously asking the Gryffindors if they want him to open the egg
- Trimmed and cut some forced jokes with the twins while talking about the Yule ball
- During the Yule ball, cut the big lady nastily picking a thing off Hagrid's beard and eating it
- Cut the pop music section during the ball
- Added the deleted scene of Karkaroff and Snape in the courtyard. This adds just a bit more depth and mystery with Karkaroff and Snape, and also bridges the gap in the theatrical where Harry is suddenly not with Ron and Hermione at the Yule Ball
- Trimmed some of Hermione's overacting as she talks to Harry on the bridge
- Trimmed underwater egg scene with Moaning Myrtle
- Cut Hermione pronouncing "Grindylow" in a French accent
- Trimmed some overacting of Barty Crouch Jr in the memory of his trial
- Cut the awkward dialog and performance just after Harry saves Cedric from the vines
- Cut excessive moaning Voldemort when he touches Harry's scar
- Trimmed some of Harry's bad acting when he comes back with Cedric's body
- Cut the awkward dialog between the trio at the very end. They don't share any last words now. They just watch as everyone leaves
- Lots of other minor trims throughout

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
9.5(2)
Audio Editing
 
9.5(2)
Narrative
 
10.0(2)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(2)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0

This edit again is well done, just like the other parts of the series.
I liked the cut of the Ron being mad at Harry part, and that a little bit of the shouting of the new mad Dumbledore was removed. I also loved the decition to cut out the mini dragons before the actual battle.

I only wished the scene were Harry spits his drink on himself, while the girls are watching over, was cut completely. He could have just watched over and they could have laughed or someething like that. I also would have wished for Dumbledore not to scream at the end of the underwater competition where he announces the winners. He says "attention" normally and waves his arm, would have been cool if this would have been enough since everyone respects him, instead of getting attention only by screaming during the entire movie.

Loved the addition of Karkaroff and Snape in the courtyard, talking serious (while Snape is giving away bad points for kissing couples).

I liked the ending way better than the original. So all in all, I agreed with all the edits, furthermore i even wished for just a few more.
The audio/video edits/changes were excellent. I recommend this version for sure!

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Overall rating
 
9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
A solid edit with some minor things that could be touched up. I feel after the egg was opened the first time, Ron's line should have been kept in to allow the scene to breath a bit more as that sequence had somethings cut out that made it feel too fast pace. Some weird audio transitions but I do love the new opening. Definitely worth watching but being aware of.

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