Ok guys and gals, here is a forum to discuss the movie in detail without worrying about spoiling it for those that haven't watched it yet. Bring on the questions!
The thing I missed most was the confrontation @ the end between Dumbledore & Fudge. That was pretty important as I remember it. I didn't like the way they screwed with the Barty Crouch Jr. situation. I guess they didn't have the time to reveal all of it the way Rowling did in 700+ pages. They put him in the Riddle house and then he shows himself after the Quidditch World Cup and also inside Hogwarts.
Peeves has been cut out of all of the movies. The World Cup match itself was not a big deal to me. I would have liked to see Dudley eat the Ton Tounge Toffee though. And what about the joke shop and the prize money that Harry gave Fred & George? I pictured Madame Maxime as like 400 lbs, not a tall, skinny Russian woman.
Winky and Dobby were no-where to be found, and what about S.P.E.W.? I actually didn't miss that part, it was pretty annoying. I hoped the maze would have been closer to the book's version (Sphynx, spider, Skrewts...). Finally, I think Harry's visit to see Sirrius would have been nice to see and would have setup Book 5's end better.
Having said all of this, I understand that major cuts had to be made and think they did as good a job as was possible. I wonder how long the first cut of the movie was?