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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

by Mike Newell (Director), Steve Kloves (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Robbie Coltrane (Actor), Ralph Fiennes (Actor), Michael Gambon (Actor), Rupert Grint (Actor), Jason Isaacs (Actor)9 more, Gary Oldman (Actor), Robert Pattinson (Actor), Daniel Radcliffe (Actor), Alan Rickman (Actor), J. K. Rowling (Original novel), Maggie Smith (Actress), Geraldine Somerville (Actor), Timothy Spall (Actor), Emma Watson (Actress)

Series: Harry Potter (Year 4)

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Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is about to start and he is enjoying the summer vacation with his friends. They get the tickets to The Quidditch World Cup Final but after the match is over, people dressed like Lord Voldemort's 'Death Eaters' set a fire to all the visitors' tents, coupled with the appearance of Voldemort's symbol, the 'Dark Mark' in the sky, which causes a frenzy across the magical community. That same year, Hogwarts is hosting 'The Triwizard Tournament', a magical tournament between three well-known schools of magic : Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. The contestants have to be above the age of 17, and are chosen by a magical object called Goblet of Fire. On the night of selection, however, the Goblet spews out four names instead of the usual three, with Harry unwittingly being selected as the Fourth Champion. Since the magic cannot be reversed, Harry is forced to go with it and brave three exceedingly difficult tasks. Written by Soumitra ( )
1 vote DrLed | Dec 4, 2017 |
This is where the series starts to get much darker as the rise of Voldemort begins. The director makes the good decision to focus on the competition and avoid the school aspects to a large extent. ( )
  infjsarah | Oct 5, 2017 |
A student at a magical boarding school is forced to perform death-defying stunts.

Nope, doesn't make any sense. And if it did, it would still be too rushed and jumbled and long for it to work, anyway. It has its moments, some good character bits and excellent casting, but mostly it's a huge pile of disappointment.

Concept: C
Story: F
Characters: B
Dialog: C
Pacing: D
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: C

GPA: 2.1/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 26, 2016 |
In this book harry sees the quidditch World Cup. Some one also puts his name in the goblet. ( )
  krbridger | Oct 21, 2013 |
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  shelldvds | Jul 2, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Newell, MikeDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kloves, SteveScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Coltrane, RobbieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fiennes, RalphActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gambon, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grint, RupertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Isaacs, JasonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oldman, GaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pattinson, RobertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Radcliffe, DanielActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rickman, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rowling, J. K.Original novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, MaggieActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Somerville, GeraldineActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spall, TimothyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, EmmaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic. (description taken from IMDB.com)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439139597, Hardcover)

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight--and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder.

Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians' schools, the stylish Beauxbatons and the icy Durmstrang, in a Triwizard Tournament. Those chosen to compete will undergo three supreme tests. Could Harry be one of the lucky contenders?

But Quidditch buffs need not go into mourning: we get our share of this great game at the World Cup. Attempting to go incognito as Muggles, 100,000 witches and wizards converge on a "nice deserted moor." As ever, Rowling magicks up the details that make her world so vivid, and so comic. Several spectators' tents, for instance, are entirely unquotidian. One is a minipalace, complete with live peacocks; another has three floors and multiple turrets. And the sports paraphernalia on offer includes rosettes "squealing the names of the players" as well as "tiny models of Firebolts that really flew, and collectible figures of famous players, which strolled across the palm of your hand, preening themselves." Needless to say, the two teams are decidedly different, down to their mascots. Bulgaria is supported by the beautiful veela, who instantly enchant everyone--including Ireland's supporters--over to their side. Until, that is, thousands of tiny cheerleaders engage in some pyrotechnics of their own: "The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the veela across the field."

Long before her fourth installment appeared, Rowling warned that it would be darker, and it's true that every exhilaration is equaled by a moment that has us fearing for Harry's life, the book's emotions running as deep as its dangers. Along the way, though, she conjures up such new characters as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, a Dark Wizard catcher who may or may not be getting paranoid in his old age, and Rita Skeeter, who beetles around Hogwarts in search of stories. (This Daily Prophet scoop artist has a Quick-Quotes Quill that turns even the most innocent assertion into tabloid innuendo.) And at her bedazzling close, Rowling leaves several plot strands open, awaiting book 5. This fan is ready to wager that the author herself is part veela--her pen her wand, her commitment to her world complete. (Ages 9 and older) --Kerry Fried

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:28 -0400)

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Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is 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 create the Dark Mark - giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the students 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. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school.… (more)

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