Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

In this fourth part of the Harry Potter franchise, we have the usual cast of characters mixed up with the magical touch.

This is of course adapted from JK Rowling's runaway successful series of Harry Potter novels. In case you've been in Antartica for the last decade, the Harry Potter series traces the development of eleven year old Harry into a full fledged wizard. Each book or movie recounts a year's worth of events.

When I watch a movie based on a novel, it often leaves me wondering why they simply couldn't follow the already successful novel. However, The Goblet of Fire is quite a lengthy novel. This movie adaptation successfully pares it down to a more manageable two and a half hours.

The plot centers around a competition known as the Triwizard Tournament. Of course, our favorite teenage wizard ends up in the thick of the action. There is also the requisite visit from the evil Lord Voldemort. As the children are growing up there is also an awkward dance that shows a more humanistic side of the characters.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
is not a mere children's movie. Any fan of the Harry Potter novels, or epic fantasy will enjoy the fourth episode of this unique franchise.

Overall Grade: A

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