Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr
Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Director: Mike Newell
Run Time: 141 minutes
Summary: Harry Potter’s 4th year of Hogwarts begins with his name being picked out of the Goblet of Fire even though he knows he didn’t enter. Without proof that he didn’t put his name in the cup he is forced to compete. The Triwizard Tournament according to Sirius Black has a history of people dying. In a competition where victory means eternal glory all Harry Potter wants is to get out alive.
Why I watched this movie:
I just finished the book, and I decided to watch the movie so I could compare the movie while everything was fresh in my mind!
- Brendan Gleeson was great and played a very convincing job as Mad-Eye Moody. It’s pretty tough to play that part!
- How the shadows formed around Voldemort and clothed him. Ralph Fiennes is a great Voldemort!
- The entrances of the foreign wizarding schools were very well done. Loved it and the music which sets up the perfect tone!
- Moaning Myrtle sneaking up on poor Harry in the bathroom while he tries to figure out the egg.
- The boys’ hair! Everyone looked amazing from Fred and George, Ron, Harry. The shaggy Beatles look is perfect for them!
- The Hungarian Horntail is so wicked cool. The chase is inaccurate to the books, but I loved it anyway. Poor beasty falling into the canyon! There can’t be that many dragons left in the world.
- Rita Skeeter! Absolutely perfect. Her comedic timing still has me in stitches.
- Mad-Eye Moody’s eyeball and patch is so weird. It doesn’t look at all like how it’s described in the books.
- I wish there was more of Sirius in the film. This is a book where he really shines as a godfather and he doesn’t have any real scenes with Harry. I don’t count the grate fire, even if it looked cool.
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Movie Rating: I give this movie 4.5 Treasure chests!
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