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

1 review
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
9.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
9.0(1)
Narrative
 
10.0(1)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(1)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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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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