Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5

United Kingdom/USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Patalex IV Productions Limited.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Harry’s fourth year is rife with ghouls, ghosts, evil wizards and….girls? Sex has entered the Hogwarts scene in this highly enjoyable entry of the popular film series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling: Harry and Ron are having to once again survive evil while also dealing with raging teen hormones. An international magic competition is being hosted at their school, and despite the age restriction on players, Harry’s name has mysteriously made its way onto his school’s team. He must fight a life-or-death series of skill testers while also trying to win back his best friend Ron, who isn’t all that thrilled that Harry has tried to move up in the ranks of respect and popularity. The visual effects just keep getting better, the celebrity British cameos more delightful (here most enjoyable in the appearance of Miranda Richardson as a magical gossip columnist) and the climax is scarier than any Potter film before it. It’s amazing what a good job director Mike Newell (Enchanted April, Four Weddings And A Funeral) does of keeping it going considering you never have any idea what the plot is supposed to be until well into the second half.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Art Direction

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