By: Dhanyasree M
Saturday, July 14, 2007
The young characters and actors in the Harry Potter series appear in their adolescent ages in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. Directed by Mike Newell the film is attractively crafted with moments that keep you at the point of tension, glimpses of teenage infatuations and emotional bondages.
The film starts with a murder. The Hogwarts trio unite at Weasley's house, to visit the Quidditch World Cup. However the mega event turns fatal as they witness the return of 'Death Eaters' (followers of Lord Voldemort) and ultimately Lord Voldemort's Dark mark on the sky to represent his presence.
The fourth year at Hogwarts becomes memorable with the commencement of Triwizard Tournament. Harry Potter also unknowingly becomes the Hogwarts champion along with his schoolmate Cedric Diggory, Fleur Dealcour and the Qudditch champion Victor Krum. Moments pas very fast as we watch the competitions, teenage infatuations and Hogwarts classes.
The final competition in the movie takes us to terrifying moments. Harry and Cedric reaches the Triwizard trophy together and instantly taken to a graveyard where Lord Voldemort finds shelter. Peter Pettigrew who had escaped from Harry and companions, kills Cedric and binds Harry. Harry witnesses the birth of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort there. He also witnesses the comeback of the death eaters including the prominent figures in the wizard world.
Harry's protection charm once again comes at his aid there. Harry fights the wizard ever feared and manages to reach back the Hogwarts ground with Cedric's dead body. Soon he faces another attack from Barty Crouch Jr. who had entered the Hogwarts in the form of Professor Moody. Even though the film ends with a safe note to Harry, the Potter fans anticipate the forthcoming moments when the boy wizard will fight the reborn dark wizard.
The film was praised for its close relation with the book narration. Release on November 8, 2005 Goblet of Fire enjoyed a successful run at the box office, running for 20 weeks in theatres and closing on April 6, 2006. It has earned has earned US $892 million worldwide by that time. The film also raised wide hopes for the next film release Harry Potter And The Order Of the Phoenix.
The exclusive review of the Harry Potter And The Order Of the Phoenix will appear in the next article.