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
Only Harry's battle against his dragon, the Hungarian Horntail, is depicted during the first task of the tournament, but the way the other contestants steal the golden eggs from their dragons is revealed in the novel. Cedric used a Transfiguration spell to change a rock into a dog to distract the Swedish Short Snout. Fleur Delacour enchanted the Common Welsh Green into falling asleep. Viktor Krum used the Conjunctivitis Curse to blind the Chinese Fireball; however, he was docked points when the dragon stumbled and smashed half of the real eggs. See more »
The "dragon" in the movie is actually a wyvern. Dragons have four legs (as described in the book), whilst wyverns have only two. See more »
At the end of the film, there is a dedication to Casting Director Mary Selway, who died of cancer in 2004. See more »
DVD includes several deleted scenes:
Dumbledore asks his pupils to welcome Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students. All the Hogwarts students then start to sing the school song.
A Durmstrang student asks a girl to go with him to the Yule Ball. She says yes, and two of their friends make gestures in the background.
Harry tries to speak with Cho Chang, but as she is constantly surrounded by friends, he doesn't get the opportunity.
Flitwick introduces the Weird Sisters at the Yule Ball. The lead singer speaks with the audience and then starts the first song.
Karkaroff tells Snape about the mark of his arm. Snape ignores him and removes house points from Fawcet and Stebbins, who briefly appear in the scene. Snape doesn't care about what Karkaroff has to say.
Mr. Crouch and Harry are speaking. Mad-Eye appears and Barty quickly leaves.
The trio speak about the death of Mr. Crouch. Ron thinks that Fudge will prevent the story from leaking out to the public. Hermione believes his death, Harry's scar burning, and the Dark Mark at the Quidditch World Cup are related. She recommends Harry goes to visit Dumbledore.
The trio speak about what Karkaroff was showing Snape on his arm. Hermione asks Harry which potion ingredients Snape accused him of stealing and realizes they are the ingredients needed for the Polyjuice Potion.
I went to see the fourth harry potter movie yesterday and i found it rather intriguing. I am a harry potter's books fan and i was very disappointed at the fact that Winkie never showed up, the fact that important explanations were missing and personal relationships poorly explored. All I got from the movie, let's say 80%, was action, the tournament occupies the screen for most of the time. But, and there is always a but, the scenes that were filmed were great, flawless, powerful. Newel made a great job, but i must say that the script could have been better. Rupert is great as Ron and Emma was a surprise, as for Daniel.. he grew up..as an actor and as a boy. I believe that the actress casted as Fleur could be more magnetic, i couldn't see none of the Veela's blood in her, except for the fact that she is blond... It was in my opinion the best HP movie... but I considered it a high treason to the book. As I say... I couldn't make up my mind...
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