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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic...

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My favourite of all the Harry Potter films. Mike Newell is an impressive director and handles this film impeccably. Stunning special effects and a strong cast make this a superb film. Newell adds another layer of darkness to the Harry Potter franchise but manages to keep it from morbidity. A cinematic triumph.
While Goblet of Fire remains a good movie and shows the franchise's obvious steady improvement, it falls short of its immediate predecessor.

Harry Potter can't seem to have a normal year, and his fourth at Hogwarts is no exception. There's some great CGI work during the tasks of the Triwizard Tournament, and the makeup on the finally visible You-Know-Who was executed well. There are some details that Pottermaniacs will fret over, as quite a lot is left out of the movie (that includes a great chance to show exceptional Quidditch). It is a small drop from the enticingly wonderful Prisoner of Azkaban, but it still is a success.
The most uneven of the Potter films to date. While parts do work, especially with Gleason in a new character and the whole teen angst at a school dance, I felt the bulk of the story with the series of tasks did not. The effects were good but the story was scattered among to many players. Of the first four movies this is the one I dont watch repeats of.
Alright lets be honest. The truth is, the movies are great, fun to watch and well written as well as directed. I'm not a purist so I don't care if it follows the books or not. I will read them once am done watching the films. The characters are great and the new tasks are fun to watch! One problem I am having is Emma Watson. She can't act and its becoming more and more obvious, I dread watching her and I am only glad the series will soon be over because then I won't have to watch her fake a laugh or cry! Everyone else is great and so is the movie.
Harry Potter fans will never be disappointed, but I found this film was my least favourite in the series. I found it a tad boring and it wasn't the most enjoyable film. I've never been a big Harry Potter fan, but I've always enjoyed the films. If you havent read the book, it's best to read the plot up before hand, because you'll be a bit confused and wont be able to follow on as steadily. Some bits were a bit confusing, but I got on OK. On the other hand seeing a Harry Potter film is just as thrilling as seeing a James Bond film for example. Harry Potter is like James Bond in some ways; they both never die, not even when they're at the brink of death and you just can't resist the heroes of the story. Harry Potter is just that adorable hero you have to love. It was nice to see the characters mature a bit and the old characters never loose their charm and the new ones are good too. However I though the romance thing between Harry and Cho and Hermione and Victor Krum was a bit dry. This film was watcheable and interesting, but not something to watch more than once in a while.

Grade: B-
The Tri-Wizard Tournament for Harry was very impressive. a success and a triumph.
I have seen the first four flims in the Harry Potter series, and I don't think this one was as good as the first 3, but, it was still a pretty decent movie.

One thing that the creators of the Harry Potter films do, is keep us submerged in this wonderfully strange world of witches, magic, and mystery. Sometimes the acting gets to be a bit repetitive, and the youngsters in this movie come across as your average american teens. Using child-like words like "Wicked" way too often, while they seem to have no problem whipping out those spells that nobody can understand, while attempting to talk to snakes.

Anyways, the Goblet of fire was interesting, up until Mr. Voldemort entered the picture, and suprise mr. Molphoy is a cohort. (Not surprised.) How this guy keeps showing up again after he has been killed, is beyond me. And, why is Molphoy's son still in school, considering that Potter knows his father is evil?

Anyways, This movie had a lot of stories going on, some good, and some kind of gushy, and seemed like a cross between a chick flick, and a fantasy at times. But, like the others, it always leaves you wondering what's next.
One of my favourite books of the series was not captured as well for the screen. The new direction by Mike Newall was a big let down from the previous film, and maybe the reason i look at this Potter with higher expectations. The acting by some of the leads are weak, the visual effects seem not up to scratch, and the pacing is strange, concentrating on unimportant issues. This very much feels like the middle of a very large journey.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a fantasy-adventure film, based on J. K. Rowling's novel of the same name. The film is the fourth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The film was directed by Mike Newell and produced by David Heyman. The screenplay was penned by Steve Kloves. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger respectively. The film is set during the trio's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A highly dangerous competition, the Triwizard Tournament, is being held at Hogwarts with only one student from each of the three competing schools selected to take part, but mystery occurs when the Goblet of Fire chooses Harry Potter as a fourth competitor.

Harry Potter has a dream about an event while it takes place. He sees an elderly man investigate a light that is shining in the house he looks after and overhears Lord Voldemort making plans with Peter Pettigrew and another man that Harry does not recognize. The caretaker is caught and murdered by the Dark Lord. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger express concern over Harry's dreams. The Quidditch World Cup allows Harry to take his mind off his nightmares. However, followers of Voldemort known as Death Eaters terrorise and destroy the spectators' campsites after the match.

At Hogwarts, headmaster Albus Dumbledore introduces a new teacher, a man known for his powerful magic and his all-seeing glass eye, the ex-auror Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody. Harry, along with his classmates, notices Moody frequently drinking from a flask. Dumbledore also announces that the school will host the Triwizard Tournament, in which one wizard from each of the three magic schools competes in three difficult tasks. The champions are selected by the Goblet of Fire, a magical cup into which the names of candidates are placed. Cedric Diggory is chosen to represent Hogwarts, Quidditch champion Viktor Krum is chosen to represent Durmstrang Institute, and Fleur Delacour is selected to represent Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. The goblet unexpectedly chooses a fourth champion, Harry. As Harry is underage and therefore should have been ineligible to compete, Hogwarts teachers and fellow students alike are suspicious.

Great movie. The main characters are maturing, and the filmmakers are improving on their craft. The special effects were great and the performances were of the charts. Michael Gambon's portrayal of Albus Dumbledore is growing on me and I think he was a great choice. Everything was great here. I love it. Thumbs up for me.
What we did see was good. What we didn't see was much..then again, this was a big book with many details.