Monday, December 12, 2005

Dumbledore in the Goblet of Fire

Just saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last night. I am now absolutely certain that the new Dumbledore was not the right choice. There is no chemistry with him and Harry. And in Goblet of Fire I failed to get the impression that he could possibly take on Voldemort let alone strike fear in Voldemort, or handle the showdown to come at the Ministry of Magic in the next book "Order of the Phoenix."

To me, the person most suited to fill the role in the wake of Richard Harris' passing is Peter O'Toole. He would certainly have the "presence" to be the most powerful wizard in the world and the only wizard Voldemort ever feared.