Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire directed by Mike Newell released in 2005. This movie begins with Harry entering his fourth year at Hogwarts. Harry is awakened in the Weasley’s home with a strange dream with the Dark Lord and his Death Eaters. Soon after Harry, Ron, Hermione and other Weasley members depart the Weasley’s home for the 422nd Quidditch World Cup game, shortly after the game, the camp where harry is staying is attacked by Death Eaters leaving the Dark Lords mark in the skies above. The three arrive at Hogwarts, where they find out that the school will be hosting the legendary Triwizard Tournament. In this tournament three students will take part competing in three dangerous events. Two of the students will be from rival schools and one from Hogwarts. Although, to take part in this competition you must be 17 years of age, meaning harry or his friends cannot take part. When the rival schools of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive, the rules are announced. Meanwhile, Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody arrives to Hogwarts in request from Dumbledore to be the new Defense against the Dark Arts teacher. The Three champions are selected from the Goblet of Fire, Cedric Diggory representing Hogwarts, Viktor Krum representing Durmstrang and Fleur Delacour representing Beauxbaton, but suddenly and unexpectedly the goblet of fire produces a fourth name Harry Potter, though he is under-age must still participate according to the rules.

The Triwizard tournament begins with the first event, where the four champions must battle a dragon to retrieve a golden egg. Harry uses his wand to summon his broom, using his broom Harry flies out of the arena. The dragon breaks free and chases harry through the school grounds, where it runs into a stone bridge and falls dead and Harry wins by retrieving the Golden Egg. The golden egg is clue about the second task, Harry opens it to hear a horrible screeching sound, and now its up to Harry to figure out how to get the next clue from the Golden Egg. The school than informs the students of the Yule Christmas Ball held during the Triwizard Tournament. Harry and Ron find it hard to get dates, but finally are paired with the Patil twins, while Hermione goes with Viktor Krum; everyone is stunned with her beautiful appearance at the ball.

Harry gets informed by Cedric, the other Hogwarts champion on how to retrieve the message from the Golden Egg. Harry does as told and receives the next clue which mentions that merpeople have taken something of Harry’s and that he must retrieve is from the Black Lake. Harry, Ron and Hermione try to find a way to breathe underwater, when Ron and Hermione are called to McGonagall’s office. Harry’s other friend and classmate Neville tells Harry about gillyweed, which, when eaten one grows gills and webbing between the fingers and toes. During the second event, Harry swims through weeds to where Ron, Hermione, Cho Chang, and Fleur’s sister are chained. Cho is retrieved by Cedric, Hermione is retrieved by Viktor and Harry retrieves Ron and Fleur’s sister, since Fleur doesn’t make it.

The Final event arrives where a huge maze has been set up, in the center lays the Triwizard Cup. The first to touch the cup wins the task. Cedric and Harry are first to lead the woods first, since they both received first and second place in the previous events. Fleur and Viktor are the first to fall out of the event. Therefore, leaving only both of Hogwarts champions Cedric and Harry, who both grab the cup at the same time. Although, not knowing the cup was a portkey they are both sent to the graveyard, where Wormtail (a death eater) appears with a form of Voldemort. Upon command from the dark lord, Wormtail kills Cedric and binds Harry to a tombstone. Wormtail starts to perform a spell over a burning cauldron and drops Voldemort into it. Voldemort revives and emerges from the cauldron and summons the Death Eaters with his Dark Mark. He explains to them how he lost his powers to Harry while preforming the killing curse and Duels with Harry, in which their spells join in a chain. During this Duel Harry is visited my his parents spirits that tell him they can hold off Voldemort for a few seconds and in that time He needs to get to the cup. Cedric’s spirit also appears and asks Harry to take his Body back to his Father. Harry breaks from the spell chain and gets to Cedric’s body summons the cup and is transported back to the school where everyone cheers Harry on, but that’s when they learn that the Dark Lord is back and that Cedric has been Killed.

Alastor “Mad-eye” Moody takes Harry to his office to help Harry calm down. Moody’s appearance starts to change that’s when he realizes that he has run out of Polyjuice Potion. Moody asks Harry how the Dark Lord looked in the Graveyard and that’s when Harry realizes that he had not mentioned anything about the graveyard to Moody. Moody then tells Harry that it was he who told Hagrid to lead Harry into the woods first, he was also the one who told Cedric to open the egg underwater and he’s the one who gave Neville the book that led him to discovering gillyweed. Harry figures out that Moody was the one to put his name in the Goblet of Fire and bewitched Krum. As Moody is about to kill Harry, Dumbledore, Snape, and McGonagall burst in the room and save Harry. Snape makes Moody drink a truth potion and Dumbledore makes Moody admit that he is an imposter and finds out that the real Moody is locked in a chest. The imposter changes back to his own appearance and turns out to be Barty Crouch Jr., a Death Eater working for Lord Voldemort. The tournament ends and the rival schools depart.

I personally have never read the books, but still have to say this was an extraordinary of movie, that is hard to follow, but yet easy to understand also. Each of the three tasks was well played with special effects and music. It’s full mystery till the end, when you find out how Harry Potter’s name really got in the Goblet of Fire. Although Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are much older than 14, they were still very convincing with the maturity level they played in the movie. The Yule Christmas ball was absolutely spectacular and I’d have to say Ron’s dress robes matched his character with humor. Hermione is depicted less of the know it all and wisely gives advice to Harry. Ron plays a well hatred of a friend, but soon after realizes that Harry was telling the truth and really needed his friend. Also, a credit to Ralph Fiennes who plays Lord Voldemort does a wonderful job playing evil.

Overall I would rate this movie a 10/10. There was never a time in the movie where I felt that a scene was boring or it was carried on too long. The movie flowed in a timely order and was very mysterious till the end. All the characters in the movie must receive some sort of credit whether they had a big part or just a small one. The special effects, sound and music made it more exciting and sort of made it feel like you were in the movie rather than just watching it. This is the type of movie you can watch once a week and still you won’t get tired of it, because every time you watch it you notice or realize something new that you wouldn’t remember seeing the first.

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