Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Reviews
March 13, 2008
Voldemort returns by killing the retard from the Twilight films. Wahoo.
August 18, 2014
pretty good best one so far
August 17, 2014
Never dull, a perfect mix of humor and cruelty. Enchanting!
January 11, 2014
Though it doesn't get everything from the book (mostly just the extended action sequences), Harry Potter 4 is still exciting, entertaining and original.
August 11, 2014
The film is so rushed and incoherent in its first 15 minutes it deserves a removal of a whole star for that. The rest of the film is spectacular.
August 9, 2014
Butchers the plot and character development of the books for cheesy high school cliches and lengthy, pointless special effects sequences.
June 22, 2012
I remember to this day the feeling I had sitting down in the theater to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Back then, I loved all three of the first films equally, and thought the series was right up there with Star Wars as one of the best film franchises of all time. Oh, how naive I was. But this was the movie with which I began to understand just why this series sucks, and why none of these films are worthy of the acclaim they receive. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this movie is up there with Man of Steal Your Money and Up as a life-changing experience for me. It solidifies everything bad about the series without bothering to maintain any of the remarkably good traits held by the third installment. In the chronological order of HP films, this is the first one that I can safely say I never liked.
Having not grown up with this movie, my hatred for it is free and unfettered, and not tethered down by nostalgia. So: Let us begin. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is, in short, one of the worst movies of all time and probably in the top ten most painful moviegoing experiences I've ever had. I had been waiting for years to see my favorite childhood characters realized on the big screen, and guess what? I'M STILL WAITING! In this pitiful installment, Harry returns to Hogwarts for another year of learning literally nothing, and finds that a massive tournament that was never mentioned before in any of the previous films is suddenly going on with two other schools. The other schools arrive, apparently taking the whole year off just for this, and the tournament begins.
In this contest, three wizards/witches are selected from the schools by placing their names into the Goblet of Fire (hence the film's title) and being chosen to represent their school. However, as it always does, shit hits the fan in Hogwarts. In addition to the other three contestants, Harry's name is selected randomly. Instead of just saying "Aaaah, fuck it," Dumbledore insists that Harry must now participate because the goblet forms an unbreakable bond... or something. Honestly, I couldn't care less about picking this plot apart, because it's based on a book that I love. But it's handled incredibly poorly here. The exposition delivered by Mad-Eye Moody sticks with me to this day ("Only an extremely powerful confucius charm or whatever could have done this!"). Ugh. Somebody actually wrote this thing?
Also, it has the added bonus of including good ol' Shovel Face from the Twilight saga as Cedric Diggory, the REAL contestant from Hogwarts. I feel bad for Robert Pattinson, because I think he's gotten a bad rap from Twilight (and he thoroughly regrets being in it), but I'm sorry, the guy cannot act to save his life. He and Radcliffe were made for each other-- the scenes where they interact are simply laughable. Throw in an annoying reporter from FOX news and Stupert Grint's dumb "confused face," and you have yourself a winning cast. The movie does hit some occasional high notes with Brendan Gleeson and Alan Rickman ("Don't... lie... to me"), but once you realize that these are some highly esteemed actors who have been reduced to spouting gibberish, you'll start to understand why I hate this movie so much.
In addition to the acting flaws, there is a scene at a school dance that lasts for a good half-hour, during which absolutely nothing of interest happens and the movie tries to convince us that even wizards have awkward teen years. God, fucking kill me already. This movie is nearly three hours long, and for some reason the director felt the need to pad the run time with additional scenes that aren't even in the book. I'm not saying you have to adhere to the books completely, but Jesus Christ, if you want to hold my interest for such a long period of time, you'd better have a plausible reason for me to stay in my seat. I recall wanting to walk out on this movie at around this point, but couldn't (as I was seven years old).
Final Score for Harry Potter and the Anus of Fire: 1/10 stars. The only reason this movie doesn't score any lower is because I want to set it apart from the other four films, all of which are infinitely worse. This movie marks a turning point for this franchise, where it went from being simply bad to horrifically bad. I can only imagine the look of terror and befuddlement that must have petrified itself on my face while watching this absolute abomination unto cinema. This movie doesn't just rape my childhood, it sets a STANDARD for raping my childhood, and ushers in the second half of the movies, which continue to FUCK MY CHILDHOOD'S DEAD FUCKING CORPSE!!! AAARRGH!!! THIS MOVIE MAKES ME SO MAD! And then Voldemort comes back, and he looks like post-nose job Michael Jackson?!?!?! This is not the movie that fans of this franchise were looking forward to! How can any God-fearing Harry Potter fan justify liking this massive piece of shit? WHY AM I RELIVING THIS SOUL-CRUSHING EXPERIENCE BY WRITING THIS REVIEW?
Fuck... only halfway through this review series, and I've already had a complete mental breakdown. This was not a good idea. Still, Emma Watson is finally hot. +1 (and I'm sixteen, so don't go yelling "PEDOBEAR" just yet).
STAY TUNED FOR THE FIFTH INSTALLMENT OF THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF TUT'S TUTILLATING REVIEWS: HARRY POTTER AND THE RAPE OF MY CHILDHOOD! Coming soon!
November 16, 2013
Merlin's beard! This movie is terrible! That's right, I said it. "The Goblet of Fire" is by far the worst of the Harry Potter films, which is unfortunate because it was my absolute favorite of the books. So granted, I had high expectations for this film, but this movie is a whole new level of disappointment.
So where does "The Goblet of Fire" go wrong? First and foremost, it is a poor adaption of the book. In fairness, this is a long novel, so in order to keep the movie within the 2.5 hour frame, they had to trim some stuff down. But the film trims out the good stuff. They cut down the 1st and 3rd task, and cut out the Blast-ended Skrewts all together. I loved the skrewts in the book and I was hugely disappointed not to see them. Honestly though, I would rather it through a 4-hour movie if it meant getting back the 1st task, 3 task, Blast-ended skrewts, along with Dobby, Winky, and everything else that was cut.
This film is bad, due to the poor adapting on the part of the writers, but it isn't any fault of the actors. The cast gives the usually outstanding performance. We finally get to see He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in the flesh, and not only does Voldemort look awesome, but Ralph Fiennes was an excellent choice to play the Dark Lord.
I've just told you how bad "The Goblet of Fire" is. I, who am a huge fan of the book. However, I do recommend this film. Don't get me wrong, it is an entertaining film, but it's just not faithful to the book. So be warned Potter fans! If you're expecting something like the book, you'll be disappointed. Just watch this film so that you can move on to the bigger and better things to come!
February 7, 2010
(First viewing - Winter 2005 in theaters)
July 8, 2007
The narrative is a bit tepid, but it's still a decent fantasy action flick that remains true to the book, in spirit anyway. Michael Gambon disappointly yells his way through Dumbledore, but then Ralph Fiennes shows up for five minutes at the end and makes the whole thing worthwhile.
December 13, 2009
The darkest and most thrilling Harry Potter film yet, The Goblet of Fire offers even more gorgeous special effects and performances from its lovely ensemble of talented actors and actresses. The story moves along in a brisk, complex fashion and there are even moments of genuine hilarity -- a touch that the previous installments left out.
July 29, 2014
The mpaa rating went up. It gets much darker here. But its still AWESOME!!!
January 18, 2009
Excellent. So good one of the greatest movies ever made. Just a perfect movie. So strange, dark, weird and haunting and wonderful entertainment.
September 1, 2007
This is probably the worst of the whole franchise; it's longer than it needs to be, and it's just a bunch of wizardry games really, apart from the end
July 28, 2014
Good, but the book is better.
July 23, 2014
The worst movie, and it's from one of the better books. It's still not bad though
July 7, 2009
I just love these movies
July 17, 2014
The story is more complex and so are the character. Though one of the weaker out of the franchise, this movie does a very good job of growing the characters. The only problem I had was some of the acting and this brought down the score a lot. Daniel was pretty great in the other films, but he seemed to slack off in this one. Also what the hell was up with the long hair in this movie. Did they all decide to grow it out because everyone had long hair here. I so have give this movie credit. This is the first time where hermione is actually old enough to be hot.
The Tri wizard Tournament is where this movie shines. Each challenge was more frightening than the next and the emotional content of the film was very good. Overall this wasn't harry potter standard, but not the worst so far. 8/10
June 28, 2010
The fourth entry in the Harry Potter franchise took a turn to a competition that is a fight to the death (Hunger Games if you will). Dragons, merpeople, and a maze that climaxes in the grip of Lord Voldemort, this movie had me in for a new take on the Potter saga. Loved seeing Ralph Fiennes dub the role of Voldemort at the climax (his only scene) and the different twists and turns along the way with action, a bit of romance and thrills throughout. Another great film for all Potter fans!!!
July 16, 2014
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter, the boy who lived, has now reached his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This school has been a safe haven for all of its students, but especially for Harry. This spectacular movie opens with a very ominous and dark feel as the film is set up with the return of, a not so human, Lord Voldemort. The very next scene is incredibly upbeat and exciting as the gang: Harry, Hermione, and Ron experience the 425th Annual Quidditch World Cup, which is soon ruined by Death Eaters. Immediately the audience knows Harry is in incredible danger.
J.K Rowling, the legendary creator of the Happy Potter series, brings our imaginations to life with her intense stories and incredible description that steels everyones mind as soon as the name, Harry, is mentioned. ?The Goblet of Fire? has many different parts that makes it such an amazing movie, such as the series of events that perfectly set up the dark future that lies before Harry and his beloved friends, the way Harry is forced into adulthood is absolutely amazing, and ?The Goblet of Fire? is the perfect transition when it comes to the intensities of the movies. James Berardinelli explains, ?No longer was it content to regurgitate to content of the source novels. Now, with Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) at the helm, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire proves to be the darkest and most ambitious Harry Potter outing to-date? (Real Views). Mike Newell did a remarkable job in taking this incredible book and bringing it to life.
The events in the movie are the perfect set up for Harry?s dark future. As each challenge of the Triwizard Tournament unfolds, the environment grows darker and heavier with every scene. Each challenge presents a whole new set of dangers that grow harder with Harry?s every step. The dragons, the merpeople, and the maze were foreshadowing what was about to happen, not only in the upcoming scenes, but in the rest of Harry?s life. As the final challenge came to an end, Harry?s worst nightmare comes to life as he stands face to face with the man that tries to kill hill.
Harry has been forced to grow up early on when his parents were killed. He did not have much of a childhood because of the home he grew up in, but when Harry was accepted into Hogwarts, his life really drastically changed. During this movie, the audience sees the abrupt transition from Harry the fourteen year old kid, to Harry the fourteen year old adult. The things Harry has to face, with the Triwizard Tournament, the death of Cedric Diggory, and the return of the darkest wizard known to man, forces Harry to make decisions that are way beyond his years of maturity. He handles all of the obstacles thrown at him with as much grace as possible and succeeds with flying colors. Even with handling these challenges outstandingly, Harry, along with the rest of the audience, knows that his troubles have just begun and are about to get so much worse.
Harry Potter started out to be a kid friendly movies full of wonder, adventure, magic, and pure imagination. As the movies progress, and Harry grows older, the movies change drastically. In the ?Prisoner of Azkaban?, we begin to see changes in the content and in the way the movies pan out. There are darker scenes that ease the audience into what we have with ?The Goblet of Fire?. In the fourth movie, there is no waisting time in getting right down to the intensity of the story. The New York Times state, ?The Goblet of Fire" make it clear that the PG action has been ratcheted up to PG-13? (Manohla Dargis). Reality kicks in and Harry Potter is no longer a kid friendly movie.
J.K Rowling is an inspiration to her audience by the way she writes about courage, bravery, sacrifice, love, and loyalty. Everyone that comes in contact with her works can take something away and successfully apply it to real life. I loved how Harry?s audience grew up with him. As Harry got older, so did his fans, which made the movies and the books so relatable to the viewers. ?The Goblet of Fire? is the most crucial point in the series because this is when Harry?s life changes forever and things begin to go wrong. It perfectly ties the first half of the series to the last half. Harry?s composure through out the whole movie was really inspiring to the audience in the way that he handled every situation. The fourth book of the Harry Potter series is my favorite because of the transition, and because of the events that play out in the movie. I love watching Harry transform into that man that he is though out the rest of the series. I recommend this whole series to anyone and everyone, but I strongly suggest tuning into the details of ?The Goblet of Fire? and watching all that unfolds with each character.
By: Caroline Ashley