3 Poor Adaptation for superb bookFlintster | 28/08/2007 | See all Flintster's reviews (2)I have read the other reviews for this film and I think some people are forgetting about how poorly this film was adapted. I do understand that the GOF book was a large book, but nearly 75% of the story has been altered in someway. Like the way they didn't include the Dursley's at the beginning or include Dobby who was meant to have a small part in the film. Where they could have put one of these things in, they put in scenes that were not even in the book. Personally, I think that this film depends too heavily on special effects and trying to give us cheap thrills. In the triwizard tournament the first task was extended just so the filmakers could use more CGI and the Third task was a total letdown. It was meant to be a maze full of monsters and they made it just a very creepy maze. This film also changed the plot slightly from the book. In the book we did not know who Barty Crouch Jr was until the Pensieve scene, but in the film, we see him in two dream scenes and at the World Cup. That was the whole mystery of the book and they spell it out for the audience instead of letting us work it out! Besides all the above complaints, the film on its own is a good film. I just do not believe it is worth any more than 3 stars because it is not entirely true to J.K Rowling's fourth Harry Potter novel. Worst of the five adaptations so far.