04 November 2009

JR's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review


TOP 12 in the ALL-TIME WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE ($892,194,397)
TOP 37 in the ALL-TIME USA BOX OFFICE ($289,994,397)
TOP 10 in the ALL-TIME NON-USA BOX OFFICE ($602,200,000)


Name of the Film: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Year: 2005
Date of Theater Release: November 16, 2005
Genre: Adventure/Family/Fantasy/Mystery
Director: Mike Newell
Writers: JK Rowling (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay)
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Producer: David Heyman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2hrs 37mins
Production Budget: $150million
Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is about to start and he is enjoying the summer vacation with his friends. They get the tickets to The Quidditch World Cup Final but after the match is over, people dressed like Lord Voldemort's 'Death Eaters' set a fire to all the visitors' tents, coupled with the appearance of Voldemort's symbol, the 'Dark Mark' in the sky, which causes a frenzy across the magical community. That same year, Hogwarts is hosting 'The Triwizard Tournament', a magical tournament between three well-known schools of magic : Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. The contestants have to be above the age of 17, and are chosen by a magical object called Goblet of Fire. On the night of selection, however, the Goblet spews out four names instead of the usual three, with Harry unwittingly being selected as the Fourth Champion. Since the magic cannot be reversed, Harry is forced to go with it and brave three exceedingly difficult tasks. Written by Soumitra

Tagline: "Difficult times lie ahead, Harry."

*2006 ASCAP Award - Top Box Office Films (Patrick Doyle)
*2006 BAFTA Film Award - Best Production Design (Stuart Craig)
*2006 Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema
*2006 Golden Trailer - Best Animation / Family
*2006 Blimp Award - Favorite Movie
*2005 Sierra Award - Best Family Film
*2006 Golden Reel Award - Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Foreign
*2006 NRJ Cine Award - Top of the Box Office
*2006 Teen Choice Award - Movies-Choice Drama
1. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe)
 2. Frank Bryce (Eric Sykes)
3. Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall)
4. Barty Crouch Junior (David Tennant)
5. Hermione Granger (Emma Watson)
6. Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint)
Additional Info:
1. Trivias
- The newspaper headline "Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament" was considered as the title of the fourth book
- The kids had around three weeks of dancing practice for the Yule-ball waltz. Daniel Radcliffe however, who appears in almost every scene of the entire film, thus had only four days. In several interviews he's given that reason for why his dancing is shown mainly from the waist up (to avoid showing his fumbling feet!).
- At the Quidditch World Cup, Amos Diggory says "Parting of the ways?" to Arthur Weasley, and they separate to go to their respective tents. This is a line from the book, only in different context. In the book, Dumbledore says this to Cornelius Fudge, when Fudge refuses to admit that Voldemort has returned.
- The creature Mad-Eye Moody torments in his "dark arts" class (a spider in the original script) is virtually identical to a real animal: the tailless whip-scorpion. Tailless whip-scorpions, of which some 130 species are known, fall in their own taxonomic order Amblypygi under Class Arachnida, and are neither scorpions or spiders. Though Moody avers that this one is deadly, real Amblypygids are quite harmless (though almost as big).
- A digital "spot removing" technique (which had previously been used for such TV shows as Desperate Housewives (2004)) was applied in post-production to clear up some of the more severe teen skin problems, since make-up tested poorly for close-up shots in particular.
2. Goofs
- In the waltz scene, the orchestra includes a couple of boys playing saxophones which are not actually heard in the played score.
- In the graveyard scene, Voldemort refers to Harry's mom as Harry's "filthy Muggle mother," and the term "Muggle" refers to a non-magic person, and Harry's mother was a witch of Muggle parentage. In Voldemort's eyes, this makes her no better than not being magic at all.
- During the Quidditch world cup camp scene, you can see what looks like a Niger flag instead of an Irish one. The two are similar, but the Irish flag has vertical green, white and orange stripes while Niger has horizontal orange, white and green stripes with an emblem. However, at a world cup it is only natural that there are people from several nations, not just the two competing in the final. We can also see an American, a Romanian and a Ugandian flag, amongst others, in that particular scene.
- In some scenes, there is no glass in Harry's glasses. One example is: the scene where Harry and Hermione are talking on the bridge, near the end of the scene, there is clearly no glass in Harry's glasses.
- When in the maze, Cedric uses the spell "Expelliarmus" on Victor Krum causing him to fall unconscious, when that particular spell is a disarming spell. The correct spell that Cedric should have spoken is "Stupify".
3. Memorable Quote
- Cornelius Fudge: As Minister for Magic, it gives me great pleasure to welcome each and every one of you to the Finals of the 422nd Quidditch World Cup. Let the match begin!
 Scenes from the Film:
The Fourth of the Harry Potter Film Series...

Source: Internet Movie Database

Next month,
The Third Movie: Prizoner of Azkaban (JR's Favorite)
The Sixth Movie: Half Blood Pince

January, update on the new Harry Potter book

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