and the Goblet of Fire
Movie Stats & Links
||Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and pretty
much everyone else you can expect.
||Oh, hell, bring
the little ones along. Sure, they might get some
nightmares, hey, they've got to grow up sometime.
||If she's already a
fan, yes, otherwise she'll think you're a dork.
dies, so, yes.
||A dragon chasing
Harry through the skies, I suppose that's action.
||Quite a few
||The dragon scene
was pretty cool.
I can finally read my "Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix" and "Half-Blood Prince" books. Why? Because I am
now all caught up on the antics of our trio of heroes,
namely Harry, Ron, and Hermione, after seeing "Harry Potter
and the Goblet of Fire."
and the Goblet of Fire
A Movie Review
Part of me wonders why I am really even typing a review
for this movie. Hell, itís already Sunday afternoon and the
movie did over $100 Million for the weekend. Not bad
for three days and a bump of the movie rating for the series
to PG-13. Most of the world has already formed their own
opinion of the film, so what do you care about mine? But,
Iíve got something to say about the film, and a forum to say
it, so this review will probably be sort of short, but weíll
see. Letís goÖ
Our trio is getting older, and Lord Voldemort finally has
a decent plan in place to return to the land with a body and
get rid of Harry, but it will take about 2 hours of movie
watching for us to really see figure out his plan. First,
itís time for the Quidditch World Cup, sadly interrupted by
these things called Death Eaters, which, by their name
alone, you know canít be good. So itís back to Hogwarts for
everyone, where this year the school gets to host the
Triwizard Tournament. Pretty much that means that some kids
from other wizard schools hang out at Hogwarts so that a
champion can be determined. Past history has led the magic
folks to limit the Tournament to those 17 and older, with
one person from each school. The three are picked, and then,
oddly enough, but not really because what kind of movie
would this be if it didnít happen, Harryís name comes
spitting out of the Goblet of Fire, and now there is
controversy because A: Harry is only 14, and 2: Harry says
he didnít put his name in the cup, although no one really
seems to believe him. But, the Goblet has spoken, so we have
a quartet of folks competing for the trophy and eternal
Well, in between Tournament challenges, we get Ron being
pissed at Harry, and then back to being Harryís friend,
Hermoine telling Ron he is a complete moron for not asking
her to the dance, and lots of tension between boys and girls
as our classmates are entering that time of their life when
the opposite sex starts to matter in ways that, well, you
get the point.
Anyway, in the end, Harry doesnít really save the day for
this movie because Voldemort comes back, someone dies, and
at least in the movie, he doesnít get to kiss the girl (This
part confuses me a little, especially since I didnít read
the book. There was an article in the Chicago Sun-Times a
while back that the kissing scene between Harry and Cho
Chang was cut. Bill Zwecker writes: "Avid Harry Potter fans
might be surprised there's something missing from the film
that's pivotal in J.K. Rowling's original novel: You won't
see Harry kissing Cho Chang", but what confuses me is in my
fifteen minutes of internet searching, well, all references
to Harry and Choís first kiss seem to reference the "Order
of the Phoenix" book, and not "Goblet," in which case, how
was it pivotal in the original novel? Oh well, what do I
know? I'm sorry, I digressed.)
Wow, this review is actually getting a lot longer than I
thought it would, so letís start to wrap this up. As much as
it was entertaining as the boys and girls get to their teen
years, and those jokes abound, I donít know exactly what it
was, but of the four movies, this one I liked the least.
There were just too many times during the movie that I
thought it was dragging on, and it actually felt like it was
2 Ĺ hours long. I suppose Iíll just end it with that
comment, and give "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" 3 Ĺ
stars out of 5. It just didnít do that much for me. Since I
bought the next two books, I suppose itís time for me to get
reading, although "Order of the Phoenix" is scheduled for a
2007 release. I suppose I could just wait for the film.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!