7 Reasons Why Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire is the Worst Movie of the Series
Among Harry Potter lovers, it's widely discussed that the worst movie of the franchise is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Released in 2005 and based on the 2000 book of the same name, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the fourth installment of the series and the first movie to be directed by Four Weddings and a Funeral director, Mike Newell.
Here's why people think it was the worst movie of the series.
However, given the length of the book, it seems a little rushed. Even the screenplay doesn't seem as well thought out.
Also, a later release likely would have meant John Williams could have done the music too.
The actors seem strangely out of character. Ron is annoying to Hermione and Harry, Hermione is either overly emotional or actually crying, and Dumbledore seems a little off.
Patrick Doyle's musical score was just too different too.
He openly admitted not seeing any of the other titles or reading any of the books apart from Goblet of Fire.
Conversely, Chris Columbus and Alfonso Cuaron (who directed 1/2 and 3 respectively) both read the books, studied their characters, and got to know Hogwarts. Newell didn't.
There was no national quidditch game, Ludo Bagman was missing, no S.P.E.W, no Dobby, Myrtle didn't appear in the Second Task, we weren't shown other Champions tricking their dragons or fighting, no phoenix song, and Harry didn't react in the Priori Incantatem.
Phew… (and that's not even all of them).
There were many questions asked like who was Tom Riddle? Where was Professor Lupin? What is the dog guarding?
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the only question we really have is who was it that put Harry's name into the Goblet of Fire?
Even the elements of the plot that could have been a mystery as per the book (Barty Crouch Jr., for example) weren't as we saw him twice, even right at the beginning.
In the movie, however, Dumbledore darts across the room then grabs Harry, shakes his shoulders, and screams aggressively "Harry! Did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire?!"
Definitely a memorable (and memeable) moment, but we still prefer the book version.
Harry has just seen his friend be murdered and Voldemort rise again, yet his friends aren't even checking on him. It seems that this movie has a light ending when actually it should be really dark.
Yes, Ron and Harry look a little solemn, but the rest of the school is cheerily saying goodbye. Would that really happen after a student has died? In the book, Harry certainly suffers from survivor's guilt, but this isn't shown at all in the movie.
It's safe to say that there are many reasons why Goblet of Fire isn't the best Harry Potter movie. Whether it's the missing parts (Dobby!) or the changes in character (Dumbledore's angst), many fans find this movie ranked at the bottom.
Top this off with no John Williams soundtrack and you're bound to upset a few people!