Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Part IV)
Mike Newell :: UK :: 2005 :: 2h35
Our young wizard, now aged 14, enters a triwizarding contest in which his courage and ingenuity are put to the test, and finally comes face to face with the murderer of his parents (amongst others), he-who-must-not-be-named, the evil Lord Voldemort. Although the general story-line of the fourth part is a little weak, there is more than enough creativity from the author JK Rowling and the director Newell to keep you passionate about the future of the famous young Harry. We (and Harry) are spared of his awful Uncle and Aunt, and we are thrown straight into the action with a raid by the Death Eaters (followers of the evil Lord) at a major sporting event. The new level of violence, and the growing up characters, changes the general tenor of the tale, as we witness their budding romances. Perhaps unfortunately, the movie holds many (admittedly impressive) large overview shots which break some of the intimacy we feel and are invited to as we grow with the characters. None the less, an excellent (albeit a little long) verse in the saga.