Monday, October 24, 2005

Newell Happy With Rating
Sci Fi Wire has a small piece up about Newells' reaction to the PG-13 rating The Goblet of Fire received.
"For me, it's not a kid's movie," Newell said in an interview in London over the weekend. "It's an adventure story and a huge entertainment. It has all the variety that a Bollywood film has."
Speaking about the movie's darker take on the world according to Hogwarts, Newell said: "One of the challenges was that everything goes back to the book, and so the audience which began with the first one progresses through two and three, and when they get to four [they] see that it's a different kind of animal. It's a much tougher beast than the others. If you don't get a PG-13, in a way, that audience that began with book one and is now aged 14, 15, 16 or 64 will want to know why you are infantilizing the situation." Newell added: "These are not children's books. These are kind of adult stories with a very strong moral aim in view. So with [a] PG-13 [rating] the audience can believe in them. Without it, I am not sure they can."

** Also, be sure to keep an eye out at Sci Fi Wire every few days, for regular updates and reports.
As well as
Sci Fi Weekly will be having their review up shortly of GoF.

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