Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Posted: February 15, 2014 in Movies, Op-ed, Reviews
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Well guys, this is the halfway point in our month long focus on/tribute to the Harry Potter film series. This time around, the darker tones really start to take hold for the long haul. To put it lightly, shit really starts to go south for the gang this time around, which pretty much sets the mood for the rest of the series. They have to deal with a lot of things that force them to not only grow as people, but to face their own mortality, albeit not for the first time or nearly the last.

While Harry and Hermione are attending the Quidditch World Cup with the Weasleys, Death Eaters attack the visitors area setting fire to all the tents. They are quickly sbut down, but the fact that they showed up in the first place is a terrible sign. After Harry’s name somehow gets entered into and drawn for the 17 and up Tri-Wizard Tournament, there is a school wide uproar. Once the events start to take place, it’s obvious that there are nefarious forces at work. Just to kick the forces of good while they are down, Lord Voldemort makes his return killing a student in the process.

This is one of a couple of the films in the series that totally has an Empire Strikes Back ending, whick is not to imply anything nevative at all just to say it ends on a total downer. Several key events take place in this film that lead to bigger things on down the road and some new characters are introduced as well as The Order of the Phoenix. The Order being a group attempting to keep dark forces at bay and out of the Ministry. This is also the first film to get a PG-13 rating, which I think speaks for the events that take place.

Overall it’s a solid flick. Not my favorite, not my least favorite, just a good solid entry in the series. Key events make it a must watch for the series, everything else makes it a must watch overall. Til next time…

-Heath

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