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A Review by Rocksolidus

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 
Joekool's thoughts:
 
The best film of the series, and the best movie of 2005. This is such a grand step from the other three Harry Potter movies. It is greatly more mature, dark, and supreme in all around greatness. This is no longer a series that should be seen by youngsters, we are now in adult territory. It will only get more violent and dark from here on out, which potentially means more greatness. The acting is improved greatly in Golblet of Fire, especially in Radcliffe, and Ralph Fiennes gave one of the greatest performances in 2005 as Lord Voldemort.
 
 
Director- Mike Newell
Cast- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman
Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images
Running Time- 150 min
 
I have yet to see every movie that was made this year, and I can guarantee that I will not at any time see every single movie that has come out this year. Even so, I am putting my reputation on the line and saying that this is the bestest film of the year(Note: Opinion, disagree if you like, but its my review, not yours!)
 
The Goblet of Fire is hot!(pun intended) By far this blows its 3 predecessors out of the box office and reaches a new level of context one is able to associate with a "family" movie.
 
Daniel Radcliffe brings an emotion to the character of HP that I had previously thought impossible. When you start off by reading the books and totally conceive a depiction of the characters in your own mind, the movies never get the image right, but he has been an awesome casting role for the image and acting.
 
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are entirely supporting characters, but are entirely awesome all the same. For being just a couple of child stars, these two have shown their talent aside from looking like the ideal character images. The emotion from Ron in this movie is intriguing, how can someone knowingly play a storybook character and yet still look genuinely pissed/jealous? And Watson plays her character to the tee with all of her wittiness and perkiness of Hermoine its hard to disassociate from her real personality.
 
Moving on. All of the characters so far have been casted to perfection and thats what I've come to expect from the series. GoF definately deserves a PG-13 rating, but if you ask me, if a PG-13 rating was the outcome of the film having more grown-up type of content, then let the rest of them be the same or even R.
 
Just kidding on the last one. But seriously, Goblet of Fire hadn't left out any of the action or main story points due to the violence and scarriness factor and I give two and a half thums up for that reason.
 
This movie will get your senses tingling and will engulf your imagination with the tale of a boy stricken with outlandish powers in a world already full of people stricken with outlandish powers. Real themes and ideas, true content based on the novel, and even unique content straight from the director himself. If I could take a vote, let Newell direct the rest of 'em, down with Christopher Columbus!!
 
Good Points
-CONTENT!!
-Emma Watson(Note: The reference to Emma Watson is via an actresses role, I wouldn't think of her as anything else! For another couple years..)
-Realisticness of EVERYTHING!!!
-How much improved the films have become...keep it up WB!
 
Bad Points
-As a loyal novel fan...a lot of parts and side plots had been left out.
-I actually have talked to people who list a bad point as "it left you hanging!!". I'm going to leave that comment where it fell dead.
 
Rating: 10/10
 
 

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