July 6, 2013 by Craig Sutherland
Goblet of fire is the fourth instalment in the Harry Potter series, Directed by Mike Newell and starring pretty much every British actor/actress of all time. Anyway, here’s why it’s the best stand-alone Harry Potter film.
- The Goblet Of Fire is the first film to open with a non-Harry-centric scene and it’s a good one!
- Harry’s hair…
I mean, look at at those flowing locks, it’s like a L’Oréal advert.
- For all the Twilight fans, R-Patz is in the film as Cedric Diggory…
For all the Twilight haters, *Spoiler* He dies…
- The Quidditch World Cup, other than life with the Dursley’s we don’t see much of what goes on outside of Hogwarts & The Ministry of Magic, So it’s nice to get a glimpse into the side of wizard life.
- David Tennant’s performance as Barty Crouch Jr and his snake-like licking of his lips.
- The Goblet Of Fire is the first appearance of Ralph Fiennes as that loveable rouge, Voldemort. He did all right for himself as well.
- The Yule ball band consists of members from Pulp and Radiohead, that’s pretty decent right?
- Filtch dancing with Mrs Norris is possibly the greatest thing about the entire film…
- All in all, I think that Goblet’s appeal is that it is a stand-alone film in the series, you don’t really have to have seen the first three to enjoy this one, couple that with the fact that it’s basically a sports film with Harry competing against the other schools and Mike Newell’s decision to streamline the story and drop a lot of bit-players from the book to make a more streamlined film, you have a recipe for the strongest film in the series.
Agree? If not tell us your favourite film in the Harry Potter franchise in the comments box!
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