Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
the young wizard must compete in a deadly tournament...
The boy wizard’s fourth adventure, full of computergenerated marvels – including super dragons – starts tremendously well, as death eaters in the service of the dark lord Voldemort turn a quidditch festival into a scorched-earth battlefield. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ron (Rupert Grint) fall out, Hermione (Emma Watson) proves the belle of the Yule Ball, and someone
puts Harry’s name into the Goblet of Fire which decides the competitors in the dangerous Tri-wizard contest. Of course, Harry is one. Even for a film adapted from a 600-page book, however, this feels very long, and there’s (deliberately) little humour, apart from a few nice throwaway comedy lines for the admirable Grint. Ralph Fiennes turns up at the end as a noseless Voldemort in an action fantasy that’s bound to thrill fans of the first three. Dir: Mike Newell 2005, 12, 170min