**Directed by:** Mike Newell
**Genres:** Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
**Tagline:** “Difficult times lie ahead, Harry.”
**Plot Outline:** Harry finds himself selected as an underaged competitor in a dangerous multi-wizardary school competition.
**My Rating:** 10 [rate 5]
**Cast:** Eric Sykes, Timothy Spall, David Tennant, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Mark Williams, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Jeff Rawle, Robert Pattinson, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Stanislav Ianevski
I have seen the first three movies without reading the books. When I came to Sheffield on September 2004, I bought books 1 to 4 and I started reading them. When I finished the 4th book, instead of thinking that now I know the ending and the film will not be exiting. My thoughts where exactly the opposite. I wanted to see how this book was going to be translated into the big screen. Of course my quest to finish the story has led me into reading the 5th and the 6th book, but thats another entry.
Warning this post will have spoilers if you do not wish to continue stop reading now, you have been warned.
When I was reading the book one of my favorite scenes was the 2nd task that happens underwater. Maybe is my fascination of the sea and the underwater life in general that led this particular task to be my favorite but nevertheless it is so.
I think that the overall transition from the book to the film happen quite smoothly. What I mean by this is that reading the book did not spoil the movie and making the movie did not spoil any of the aspects of the book, as happens with most book to movie transitions. I loved reading the book, and I loved watching the film. What I imagined while reading the book I saw coming into life when I was watching the film. Of course there were a few changes to the book and I believe that it was done only to simplify the story and not to involve to many characters.
If you haven’t read the books, then most probably all these mean nothing to you. I do not know how would I feel about the Goblet of Fire since I’ve already read the book but I do know that I like this film better than the others since I knew the story.
A downtime to the film is that, a lot of things where cut off it mainly due to the fact that there was not enough time, and the film would end up being something like 8 hours or so. But I will say this. I would have stayed 8 hours to see it.
The overall choice of scenes to put into the movie was excellent.
I think this is enough for now, I will see the movie at least one more time until then enjoy.