Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of my favorite Harry Potter movies of all seven. Harry is now going into his fourth year at Hogwarts and stays with the Weasley’s for the end of his summer. They take him to the Quidditch World Cup where Harry sees one of the most famous seekers in the world, Viktor Krum. Harry has so much fun at the match with the Weasleys and Hermione, but after something terrifying happens. Death Eaters, Voldemort’s servants, start attacking people. Harry, Ron and Hermione have to run and hide. But, someone conjures the Dark Mark, which is Voldemort’s mark. This scares many people and this event was all over the news.
When they arrive at Hogwarts, they had almost forgotten this event. Harry was so happy to be back at school and there was a surprise for them when they got there. Dumbledore announces that the Tri-Wizard Tournament is going to be held at Hogwarts and two other schools were going to join them. First, an all girls school called Beauxbatins and an all boys school called Durmstrang. This is the school Viktor Krum goes to and everyone is very excited to see him. If a student over the age of 17 wanted to participate in the tournament, they had to put their name in the Goblet of Fire and it would pick who the champions were.
Everyone is excited to see who will get picked. When it is time to find out, Dumbledore brings out the Goblet of Fire and everyone watches it excitedly. The first champion, from Beauxbatins is Fluer Delacour. The champion from Durmstrang is Viktor Krum. Finally, the Champion from Hogwarts is Cedric Diggory. Everyone is so excited and talking. But, when the Goblet of Fire starts to spit out one more name, the crowd goes silent. The Goblet of Fire emitted another paper and it said Harry Potter.
The whole crowd is silent in shock. Harry wasn’t even old enough to apply and there had already been a Hogwarts champion. Even Harry doesn’t understand because he didn’t put his name in. But some people don’t believe him, including Ron. They all think that he somehow put his name in. But, because the Goblet picked his name, he has to participate in the tournament.
The first task was when they had to get past a dragon to get an egg that is was guarding. Professor Moody, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher helps Harry prepare for this task. When it is time for the task, Harry finds out he has to battle a Hungarian Horntail. He summons his Firebolt, and flies around the grounds to try to shake off the dragon. He finally manages to loose the dragon and grabs the egg. Every one is very excited because they all thought Harry was going to die because he was so young. When he gets back to the common room, he opens the egg to find the next clue, but it just screeches. Ron, who has been mad at Harry this whole time, finally realizes that Harry wouldn’t be stupid enough to put himself in that kind of danger on purpose. They finally start talking again.
Part of the tradition of the Tri-Wizard Tournament is the Yule Ball. It is a big dance that the students can go to. Harry really wants to ask Cho Chang, the girl he has a crush on. But, he can’t get her alone to ask her. When he finally finds her alone, they almost run into each other on the stairs. When Harry asks her, she looks really sad and says she can’t. This breaks Harry’s heart, but he tries to pretend it is all right. He and Ron both don’t have dates and almost everyone is already taken. Ron finally thinks to ask Hermione, but she is already going with someone, but she won’t tell him who. Harry decides to ask the Patil twins to go with he and Ron and they accept. At the ball, Harry sees that Cho went with Cedric, and this makes him very jealous. Then, Hermione comes down the stairs with Krum! Everyone, especially Ron, is very surprised. But, Ron is mad because he thinks Krum is too old for Hermione.
For the second task, Harry has to figure out how to hear the egg. Cedric tells him to listen to it in the bathtub, and sure enough it is clear underwater. The clue tells his that he will be in the Black lake and have an hour to rescue something important. Neville helps him figure out to use gillyweed to hold his breath under water for that long. During the task, Harry has to rescue Ron from the bottom of the Black Lake. He completes the task and all the champions move to the third task.
The third task is a maze that has many different obstacles in it. Professor Moody is the one who places the cup in the maze and whoever finds it first will win. As they go through, Harry and Cedric find the cup first and decide to touch it at the same time to tie. However, when they touch it, it transports them to a graveyard. It is very scary and Harry knows they should go back. Then Wormtail approaches and kills Cedric. He ties Harry up and gets blood from him. Then, he puts a bunch of things in a pot and Lord Voldemort is reborn. Voldemort calls his Death Eaters and they come to join their old master. Voldemort then releases Harry and they duel. Harry somehow manages to escape and get back to Hogwarts. He brings Cedric with him and this makes everyone very sad. They then find out that Professor Moody was actually a Death Eater in disguise and the real Moody was locked up in the classroom.
With the rise of Voldemort and the death of Cedric, it was a very terrible end of the year for everyone at Hogwarts. Harry did win the tournament, but at a terrible cost. The two other schools go back and Hogwarts is normal again. However, Harry, Ron and Hermione’s lives will never be the same. They are bracing themselves for something even worse to happen in the future.