Thursday, December 01, 2005

My Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire

Plot outline: Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizard and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero?

I hated the last Harry Potter film. I thought it was incredibly boring. So, I was prepared for this one to be the same. But WOW, did I enjoy it! Daniel Radcliffe has really grown up! I like the way they've aged his character, not having read the books but I believe Harry is basically the same age throughout. (Correct me if I'm wrong) In this one, Harry certainly isn't naive as before. He takes on every situation not showing his fear as before. Ron and Hermione = unresolved sexual tension?? It seems that way, but verrrry subtle. Kids wouldn't get it, but adults do. And Ron's brothers, Fred and George, are absolutely hilarious. Actually, I found the whole film was incredibly funny! Although there is still the element of dark magic in the film, so I think the movie is unsuitable for very young children. I know my 7 year old nephew would be scared with some bits. The maze scene in particular. But my favourite part HAS to be the Yule Ball. Everyone, including Hagrid, get a chance to have a bit of romance. Lovely! So yet again, this is definitely one I recommend. LOVED IT!!! (PS That IS Daniel Ratcliffe's bum you see in the bathroom scene!!!)


DaNi3L said...

This movie was quite boring but it had some good parts and good effects in it but i gave it a 5/5 :P

nenni said...

I doubt I'll ever watch it

Clublint said...

In the books, Harry gains a year per novel.

The books always start just before the beginning of the year at Hogwarts and it ends when they leave for the year.

I wrote up a review for this too in the BlogAdvance community forum in the Movies and Television section and I enjoyed the film too.

I don't remember 14 year olds being quite that buff when I went to high school though. Must be something in Hogwart's water... Fred and George were kind of yummy too. I felt like Mrs Robinson.


LuNaMooN said...

you're not the only one, Deb! Me being nearly 35 was quite ashamed at myself for lusting after those boys! But didnt Hermione look gorgeous all dressed up! Still loved the film heaps!