Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire | A

director: Mike Newell
starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon

‘Aary Potter! makes his return to the big screen in the 4th entry in the Potter franchise. I saw this on an IMAX screen and recommend you do the same if you’re going to see it. Potter and company’s adventures take them through the Tri-Wizard Tournament at Hogwart’s, and the movie primarily focuses on events central to that tournament. Heaps of material have been left out from the book, but rightly so, as it’d be tough to sell a 7-hour movie. Goblet of Fire doesn’t suffer for it, though. It has plenty of character development, and a clear, entertaining plot to make it a successfull entry into the franchise. The acting can be a bit spotty throughout, but the CG and action sequences are the strongest they’ve been thus far. Very entertaining flick, and well worth seeing. Don’t buy into the fact that these are “kids movies” or even books, for that matter. The movies and books work on both levels exceedingly well–there’s something good to be found for all ages.

Updated: November 21, 2005 — 11:31 pm

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