Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
Between sci-fi and fantasy, fantasy won out this year. With its adjusted score of 81.77 and an 89% on the Tomatometer, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" takes the Golden Tomato Award for the best-reviewed sci-fi/fantasy movie for 2005, beating out "Serenity" and the final installment of "Star Wars." In his fourth year at Hogwarts, our young wizard-in-training Harry Potter is set to compete in the granddaddy of all tournaments -- the Triwizard Cup, where competing schools gather in a not-so-friendly competition for bragging rights. But danger lurks behind the scenes. Eleanor Ringel Gillespie of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called "Goblet" "indisputably the best movie in the franchise thus far," while Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer proclaimed it to be "the most fun and the most fraught with conflict." Where will the next one in the series land in 2007? Stay tuned.
"Star Wars -- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," the long-awaited finale to the beloved series, tells the tale of how Anakin Skywalker becomes the feared Darth Vader. "Sith" comes in second with an adjusted score of 77.05 and an 82% on the Tomatometer, as most of the critics agree that "Sith" is a worthy send-off of the Star Wars series. As Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post put it, the movie is "a brilliant consummation to a promise made a long time ago, far, far away, in a galaxy called 1977."
Based on the short-lived TV series "Firefly," "Serenity" reunites the series creator and cast members for one last hurrah on the big screen -- and earns its validation as the third-best sci-f-/fantasy film of 2005. With an adjusted score of 73.69 and a Tomatometer of 80%, "Serenity" is a treat for both fans and newcomers. "Even if you aren't one of the 'Firefly' faithful," said Steven D. Greydanus of Decent Films Guide, "'Serenity' will give you some insight into why other people are."
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Data collected on January 5, 2006