7/10. Interesting to revisit these movies now many years later. The special effects have mostly aged so-so. This film moves at a brisk pace, impressive in that it does so much to expand the Harry Potter world, adding other wizarding schools and the relationship drama that would appear throughout the rest of the series.
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 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
some great characters, and a welcome progression of tone for the series. a little too unbelievable, though -- that might be goofy to say in a series about magic but the character dynamics and interactions didn't feel all that realistic to me despite the characters themselves being stronger.
Last movie: Harry Potter cannot go candy shopping because he has no OK from his (dead!) parents. This movie: Harry Potter – among other students – participates in a game that can get you killed. This Hogwarts is indeed not your regular school. And that school introductions scene… *sigh* Can you imagine Harry, Hermione and Ron doing that?
Rating: 4.5 / 5 Darker, more violent and more emotional than its predecessors, but never losing sight of further developing characters and expanding its narrative, 'The Goblet of Fire', for me, is the best Harry Potter film yet (for now). And "You-Know-Who" finally makes his grand entrance! The film was thrilling from beginning to end, never landing a dull moment.
Everyone, and everything, is trying too hard. Conveniently forgets the cadence of Rowling's narrative, instead favoring base emotion and cliche. This had dynamite source material, but I don't think the filmmakers would know comparative theology and symbolism if Joseph Campbell hit them over the head with a conch. And the adult actors, usually able to redeem cinematic faults, seem strung out here, not helping a thing.