Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

December 3, 2005 - In this 2005 film, Harry and his band of young wizards return to Hogwarts for their fourth year, and what a year it promises to be. Hogwarts is hosting the Tri-Wizard tournament and wizards from two other schools come to compete.

Harry is considered too young to compete, but somehow he gets entered in the competition. When the goblet of fire spits out the names of the contestants, Harry is among them.

As the competition moves forward, Harry is troubled by visions of the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). These visions come to fruition during the final challenge of the contest, when Harry is transported to the place he's seen in his visions. He unwillingly helps bring Voldemort back to his complete self, then faces the dark wizard in an epic battle. Harry survives, but he's now connected to Voldemort at the most basic level.

Overall review: *** A little on the long side, but plenty of action. It's pretty self-contained, so you can follow along even if you haven't read any of the books or seen any of the previous movies. As for Harry's connection to Voldemort, now things are getting interesting...