Okay, so this movie is definitely not the best movie ever, but in my opinion it’s the best of all the Harry Potter movies I’ve seen. I’ll give you one major reason why: No Quidditch!! Other than the very first scene, which was real quick. So I didn’t have to put up with anymore 15 minute sequences of Harry chasing down some stupid flying ball and wasting my life. I think the whole quidditch thing is hands down the dumbest thing in the whole Harry Potter realm, and not having that in this movie/book was a big plus for me.
A lot of Harry Potter fanatics will tell you that this movie sucked because it wasn’t as good as the book. Well of course it wasn’t. If you’re expecting a sparkling replica of the 600+ page book, then don’t go see this. But I was able to really enjoy myself. Now I should note that I read the Goblet of Fire once, three years ago, and though it is by far my favorite of all the books, I confess I have probably forgotten most of it. However, I was quite struck by how HUGE Ron is. He’s gonna be like 6’5 in the next one. And apparently Hermione is a bad actress, but I thought she was pretty hot. Oh, that doesn’t mean she’s a good actress? But what about Kirsten Dunst or Keira Knightly? You’re joking right?
Anyway, so I guess that’s all I really have to say. I enjoyed myself, and considering how weak the other Harry Potter movies are, I think this is probably the best one, and Ralph Fiennes is AMAZING as Voldemort, be it ever so brief. Bravo on that casting. So turn off your inner eye secretly reading through each line of the book going “hey, they didn’t do that right” or “I always pictured Wormtail as my old shop teacher,” and enjoy. I did.
Overall Rating: 3.25/5