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Deatheaters and *gasp* Dates!

  • Sep 3, 2010
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In his fourth year at school, Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe) unwittingly becomes involved in the infamous "Tri-Wizard Tournament," wherein champions from Hogwarts and two visiting wizarding schools face frightening challenges in the hope of winning eternal glory.  With help from his buddies Ron and Hermione, Harry battles dragons, survives underwater, and faces a terrifying maze.  Equally scary for him:  He must choose a date for the Yule Ball.  He has his eyes on the lovely Cho Chang but is too shy to ask her.  Lord Voldemort and his Deatheaters play a prominent part in this installment as Harry faces a life and death duel.

Harry grows up.
 
The movie is very well written and the acting is good, too.  The three kids are now playing 14-year olds and are showing a greater range of emotions.  There is much humor when it comes to dealing with the opposite sex, a talent the usually capable Harry seems to lack.  Watching the three at the Yule Ball is sweet and awful, as these things tend to be at that age.

Dressing for the Ball...
 
The soundtrack and special effects are wonderful as usual and the suspenseful story is acceptable and enjoyable for children over eight as well as older audiences.  If you're a Potter fan, you're sure to enjoy "Goblet of Fire."  This is the best of the series so far and definitely lives up to all expectations.

A mysterious goblet controls Harry's fate.


Harry's new classmate would soon be known as Edward the vampire.


 

Deatheaters and *gasp* dates!

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December 19, 2010
Great review, like the way you mentioned stuff with the pics.
December 20, 2010
Thanks, FMA.
 
September 04, 2010
Well written review.
September 04, 2010
Thank you, tomtom.
 
September 03, 2010
Mike Newell directed a decent film, even better than Chris Columbus' outings. Good review. I need to reread the last book for the movies coming out, the first in November I think.
September 03, 2010
As a loyal fan, I have to see the last two movies, but I thought Book #7 was a small story buried in a sea of filler and not up to her previous talents.
 
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy-adventure film directed by Mike Newell and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film is the fourth installment in the Harry Potter film series, although 1492 Pictures decided to leave the series. The film was produced by David Heyman and his company Heyday Films. 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.

Filming began in early 2004 and the scenes of Hogwarts took place at the Leavesden Film Studios. Five days after its release, the film had grossed over US$102 million at the North American box office, the highest first-weekend tally for a Harry Potter film, and enjoyed an immensely successful run at the box office, earning over $895 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of 2005 and the 8th-highest grossing film of all time. It was the third highest grossing film in the U.S. for 2005 making $290 million. As of September 2009 it is the unadjusted 15th highest-grossing film of all time. As of September 2009 it is ...
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