Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (5)
Saturday November 19, 2005 - 11:40PM EDT
This movie doesn't get 5 stars for one simple reason. It should have been two movies. Screw it, I give it 5. That was supposesedly one of the options in making this movie. They went with one. Harry Potter movies are awesome and this was no exception. This movie was a far deeper character study than gripping plot. Although the plot was great too. Problem was that there were so many characters and not enough time in the movie to explore them all in enough depth. Awesome special effects and great action. Been waiting for another Potter movie for a while now. 4 straight great movies in a franchise. That is impressive. The quality of each movie has never dropped off. Prisoner of Azkaban is still the best movie in the series I think but all of them were very good. Now that I have seen this one I can't wait for the next which is slated for 2007. They keep saying that they will have to recast everyone for the last two movies. I don't think they will. The actors may be a few years older but they can play kids who are a few years younger. I think keeping the entire cast for all 7 movies would be best for maintaining continuity. If not, ah well. Good thing about Potter movies is that you don't have to read the books or be a fan to like them. They are solid movies in their own right. I've never read the books though. Go see this movie.