Film: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Well, now that we're all settled in and sorted, I'd like to make an announcement. This castle will not only be your home this year but home to some very special guests as well. You see, Hogwarts has been chosen to host a legendary event: The Triwizard Tournament!Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
is the fourth film in the Harry Potter
series, released in 2005.
Following the events of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
, Voldemort now has a loyal follower by his side and is making plans to become stronger and regain his body. Meanwhile, Hogwarts is hosting the Triwizard Tournament between three Wizarding schools in Europe, and Harry discovers that he has been selected to compete, even though he is below the age restriction and did not, as a matter of fact, actually apply as a candidate. The things some authors will do.
Followed by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Tropes exclusive to this film:
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Pettigrew taking off his whole hand with a pithy little blade about four inches long.
- Adaptational Villainy: The movie excised a lot of Barty Crouch Jr.'s more sympathetic traits, particularely his love for his mother and the neglect of his father, partially explaining why he looked up to Voldemort as a mentor figure. In the film he just seems to join the Death Eaters entirely For the Evulz.
- Adaptational Heroism: By the same token, his father comes off a lot better. Most notably, it isn't stated that he kept Barty Jr. under control with the Imperious Curse, one of the Unforgiveable Curses.
- Adaptation Explanation Extrication: People who have not read the books would think that Barty Crouch Jr. would fit under Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, given his absence from later films. In the book, his soul was sucked out by a Dementor.
- Adaptation Inspiration: The boarding school aspect of Hogwarts is more pronounced than in the other movies of the series, with a couple of new scenes that could be straight out of the genre.
- This trope continues up until the last two movies.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Professor McGonagall in the film when talking about the Yule Ball.
McGonagall: "I will not have you, in one night, besmirching [Gryffindor's] name by behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons!"
Fred: (whispering to George) Try saying that five times fast.
George: (whispering) Babbling, bumbling band of baboons.
Fred: (whispering) Babbling, bumbling band of baboons.
- Ambiguously Gay: Dumbledore, as depicted by Michael Gambon, has a highly theatrical, slightly effeminate flair. After Deathly Hallows came out, Rowling said in interviews that she had always intended Dumbledore to be gay. She also said that she had told each actor secrets about the character that might be helpful in characterization.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: The Death Eaters are symbolized as Klansmen—check out the KKK-inspired headgear, torches and "burning signal".
- Answer Cut:
Ron: Dress robes? For what?
(cut to Yule Ball lecture)
- Beautiful All Along: Hermione appearing gorgeously dressed and with neat, beautifully arranged hair in this movie has essentially none of the effect to the audience that it had in the books, since the filmmakers had already shown her prettily made-up in the previous film with no given explanation. Her own admission that cleaning up like that takes hours and doesn't want to bother with it on a daily basis is also promptly ignored, so she looks consistently gorgeous throughout all the films.
- Big "NO!": Voldemort at the end of his battle with Harry when the latter escapes with the portkey.
- Bloodless Carnage: Wormtail's stump doesn't bleed at all after he cuts off his hand.
- Call Back: In the first movie and book, Harry was willing to buy every single kind of candy from the Trolly for him and Ron, to enjoy upon their first meeting. In this movie, Ron doesn't even accept Harry's offer to help him pay for candy he clearly can't afford. This was the first sign, that a rift between their friendship was gonna begin.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Bartemius Crouch, Jr.
- Dancing Is Serious Business: The alumns from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang introduce themselves with adequately-themed dance performances: the first ones enter in a corny, slow stroll complete with butterflies, while the second ones burst out in an intimidant staff-slamming march featuring firebreathing and capoeira.
- Fan Disservice: During Voldemort's resurrection scene, we get to see him naked.
- Fanservice: This scene.
- Foreshadowing: Moody telling Karkaroff that he used to think "as dark wizards do." Guess who turns out to be a dark wizard masquerading as Moody?
- Former Teen Rebel: Dumbledore admits to setting some curtains on fire in his fourth year. "Accidentally, of course."
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: When Pettigrew chops off his hand, you can actually see his hand coming off, even though it's only for a good half-second and it cuts immediately to Harry's reaction.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: That scene.
- Hell Is That Noise: The yellow egg makes a very lovely SCREEEEEEE noise when opened. When opened underwater, however...
- Hot Scoop: Rita Skeeter as played by Miranda Richardson. She also seems to be a bit of a Mrs. Robinson.
- I Can't Dance: Harry and Ron. Subverted with Neville, who actually rehearsed dance steps and ends up having a much better time at the ball than they do.
- Considering he's a Cowardly Lion for most of the series, it's a step up.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: In Goblet, Barty Jr., disguised as Moody, blows his cover by mentioning the graveyard Harry was sent to before Harry does.
- Letting the Air out of the Band: There's a diegetic example with a real brass band playing a celebratory tune for the winner of the Triwizard Cup... which falters out when they notice Harry screaming and crying over Cedric's body.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Unlike the book, Wormtail is utterly calm after slicing off his own hand.
- Male Gaze: Briefly, with a long tracking shot of the Beauxbaton girls' butts when they enter the Great Hall of Hogwarts (eliciting a "Bloody hell!" from Ron).
- Mama Bear / Papa Wolf: Among the dead that subdue Voldemort are Lily and James Potter. Not even death can keep them from protecting their son.
- Messy Hair: A lot of the characters, from Harry to Ron and the Weasley twins, for some reason, have much longer hair in this movie than in any of the others.
- No Animals Were Harmed: The film carries the disclaimer "No Dragons Were Harmed in the Making of this Movie."
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: In a Deleted Scene, Moody (actually Crouch Jr.) tells Harry after the Second Task that "if you want to play the hero, I can find you plenty of playmates among the first years."
- Soundtrack Dissonance / Mood Dissonance: When Harry returns with Cedric, happy music plays and cheers sound through the room. Then they find out that Cedric's dead.
- Spotting the Thread: In the fourth film, Barty Crouch Sr. recognizes Barty Jr. disguised as Moody when he licks his lips in the same manner that he is shown doing during the Pensieve Flashback.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Colin Creevey being replaced by Nigel could count as this.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Amos Diggory. In the book, he's rather rude, brash and boastful about Cedric's accomplishments. In the film, he's quieter and far more polite.
- Underwater Ruins: The arches at the bottom of the Black Lake in the second task.
- Wham Line: "Were there others? In the graveyard, were there others?"
- What You Are in the Dark: Instead of the monster-filled maze from the book, the third trial of the Triwizard Tournament in the film becomes this as both Harry and Cedric are tempted to perform actions neither would normally consider all for the sake of winning.
- Why Don't You Marry It?: In the fourth movie, when Ron is raving about Krum, Ginny's reply is "I think you're in love, Ron."
- Win Back the Crowd: In-universe. Harry gets decidedly unpopular when his name gets picked for the Tri-Wizard Tournament — but wins them over with the dragon battle.
- You Are Not Alone: Though it isn't outright said in the book, Dumbledore says this to Harry a couple days after he returns from the graveyard, and to many fans it was one of the more redeeming moments of GoF's portrayal of Dumbledore.