Tedious; juggling several plot-points that only make sense if you've read the books; burying brief set-pieces in endless scenes of exposition. It's barely even cinema; closer to the dull illustrated text now favoured by US TV. Only the last hour rescues it from being as bad as Philosopher's Stone. Fiennes is the first actor in the series who feels like he's giving a performance. His Voldemort is powerful stuff.
We must cherish the film that gave us Robert Pattinson and a shirtless Harry Potter taking a bubble bath... Also, the Triwizard Tournament was a cool event that propelled the film at a quick pace towards that creepy rebirth scene of Lord Voldemort. Overall "Goblet of Fire" is pretty action-packed, positively taking the saga in a new direction that feels scarier and more urgent.
I am never one to equate adaptation with facsimile, but so much is missing here. The special effects are hair-raising and seamless, and Ralph Fiennes is exceptional as Voldemort. The Dark Lord's first appearance is quite memorable.
Being a really long book, the one thing I noticed is that the film is rather rushed. There are a lot of things happening at the same time. However, it does not get confusing. The plot remains clear and focused, with many events foreshadowing the end. The direction is still good, but it does not match the skill and creative prowess of Cuarón.
A huge step back for the franchise, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is never a cohesive movie. Instead Mike Newell delivers a film that is a mishmash of ideas, some work and some don't, but the film has a very episodic feel. When we finally see the real You-Know-Who, that's great stuff, on the other hand the introduction of the other schools is the worst moment of the entire series...
I think since this saga changing its tone in Prisoners of Azkaban, Harry Potter is getting better and better than before. I began to feel Daniel Radcliffe is becoming Harry Potter himself. Same thing happened with the rest of the cast. Also, it became some sort of a coming of age drama. Goblet of Fire is a very entertaining movie and its getting darker. Triwizard tournament scenes is the reason why I liked this movie
I had memories of not particularly enjoying this movie but I did enjoy watching it again. I think the end of this movie marks the point where the series gets more serious and a lot darker. Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody is great in this.