It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
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
I planned on spending a night of my Thanksgiving break home from college watching one of my favorite books be put to the screen. Instead of seeing a book portrayed as a movie, I saw a movie portrayed as a Sparknotes guide. It touched most of the scenes in the book, but it put many out of order, and for those that were put in the correct order, they simply didn't flow and had poor connecting transitions. I felt that this movie to portray highlights from the book rather than being the book itself. The worst part about it is how bad Dumbledore was portrayed. He did not match the loving sage that Richard Harris gave us and that J.K. Rowling describes him as. Also, the whole rise of the dark lord was skewed, and it should have been one of the covert themes of the movie, but it didn't become what was the main point of the book until the last 20 minutes of the movie. Overall, I had to explain to many people why things happened when the movie should have depicted it better.
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