Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Why movie Fleur Delacour puzzles Harry Potter book fans

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

In 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film in the series, there’s a scene in which Ron is embarrassed after impulsively asking Fleur to the Yule Ball dance, an invitation that she would never accept, as she is a gorgeous French 17-year-old Triwizard champion and Ron is an awkward 14-year-old with no game to speak of. He saw her walking by and felt overcome by the urge to ask her out. Ron is publicly rejected, and has to cope with the shame. The scene plays out very similarly to how it does in the book, but with one crucial difference.

“They keep it almost word for word, describing how he was enchanted and in a trance,” PetevonPete writes. “But they cut out the explanation that Fleur is part-Veela, in fact they cut out the existence of Veela entirely, so in the film it just looks like Ron is really stupid.”

It’s certainly in keeping with Ron Weasley’s character to act without thinking — especially at this point in the series — but it’s true that this moment makes him look ridiculous in a way that’s basically inexplicable in the context of the movie. Director Mike Newell and screenwriter Steve Kloves have never really explained why they left Veela out of Goblet of Fire, but the choice to not include the magical beings changes the nature of Hogwarts boys’ lascivious reactions to the Beauxbatons girls when they arrive at the school for the Triwizard Tournament. “The boys now look like hormone fueled heathens cheering at hot girls versus actually being powerless over the power of Veela,” user Pisforplumbing wrote in another Reddit post about the absence of Veela in the movies.

Whatever the reason, Ron’s Fleur mishap is another moment in which the movies make Ron look dumber than he does in the books, and a glaring example of the necessity of proper context.

Read more from a Random Article pick


What Breaking Bad fans are now noticing about Skyler

Reddit user EntertainmentBorn761 kicked off a conversation about Breaking Bad's most maligned character by starting a thread titled "Skyler White is a solid character."

This is when Breaking Bad fans stopped rooting for Walt

A frustrated Walt ends up talking to Jane's father (John De Lancie) at a bar without knowing who he is.

His Dark Materials fans get the best news

It's a sophisticated fantasy story with many controversial things to say about God, religion, and human nature.


A Surprising Prop Detail That Bothers Yellowstone Fans

"99.78653% sure Ram is a sponsor so they want them trucks looking dazzling, yo," one Reddit commenter said.

Shadows From the Walls of Death – The Toxic Book That Can Literally Kill You

In this article, we will delve into Shadows from the Walls of Death: Facts and Inferences Prefacing a Book of Specimens of Arsenical Wall Papers.

His Dark Materials fans get the best news

It's a sophisticated fantasy story with many controversial things to say about God, religion, and human nature.

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Lady Gaga Offers $500,000 Reward For Safe Return Of Dogs After Dogwalker Shot

Ryan Fischer, Gaga’s dogwalker, was in front of his house with her three French bulldogs on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Los Angeles when he was attacked by thieves.

The Real Reason The Russos Wanted To Cast Tom Holland In Cherry

"What's clear to us is that there's a lot of compassion and empathy around him as an actor.

Things Only Adults Notice In Sister Act

After Deloris gets captured, her sisters at Saint Katherine's take it upon themselves to come to the rescue rather than count on the police to get there in time.

How Old Was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson When He Filmed The Mummy Returns?

The Mummy Returns came out on May 4, 2001, when Johnson was two days over 29 — but we're looking for his age when the movie was shot, not when it was released.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 Release Date, Cast And Plot

The show's main characters could be in a very different place when season 12 is over.
- Advertisement -
Storepaperoomates Blog

Pin It on Pinterest