Back in the old days when Harry Potter was my entire childhood, this film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was my favourite of the eight. I just loved how different this one was to all of them, like instead of lessons (or camping in the woods arguing about a necklace) we have Harry do some crazy shit with dragons, mermaids and some big green hedge.
So far, it is still my favourite, but I do have another four to watch. To me it truly captures the wizarding world. We have the extremely visually impressive Quidditch World Cup, two new and completely different wizarding schools, a super dangerous and super pointless competition, a fantastic flashback to give another glimpse of the past and a nice, fat, juicy look at the darker side of this magical universe. We also get two new, beautifully crafted characters: Mad-Eye Moody (one of my favourite characters) and the true Voldemort who is the living visual definition of a villain.
This one, they are forced to throw more focus onto the magic/fantasy side of the world. This means there are bigger CGI scenes, more costumes and creatures and props to design and all that visual mise-en-scene shite. Which, obviously, they do perfectly. But they also manage to juggle this huge task with another equally huge task of being extremely character/emotionally focused. The three friends; Harry, Ron and Hermione, are all complete teenagers and get super hormonal and pissed off with each other and emotions go from a 7 to a straight 11… It’s pretty powerful, entertaining and a couple times tugs hard on yah heart strings.
Anyway, I love this movie because it’s the true start of Voldemort and I love him. It also has some of the most impressive and exciting shit in the series. But they wasted David Tennant, and that’s unforgivable.
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