Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Credit: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Murray Close

”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” is one of the 10 movies we can’t wait to see


WHY WE CAN’T WAIT Even right after the release of the new book, it’s impossible to get enough Harry, and we’ve been waiting a year and a half since the last movie.

THE PREMISE You know the drill: Hogwarts classroom high jinks, stirring hormones, a mystery for Harry (Daniel Radcliffe, above) to solve, and a confrontation with Lord Voldemort (in the flesh this time, in the guise of Ralph Fiennes).

SOURCE J.K. Rowling’s fourth Harry Potter novel

THE BACK STORY Thanks to the example set by Alfonso Cuarón’s loose adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the filmmakers felt free to whittle Rowling’s epic-length Goblet down to a manageable length. Gone are some favorite subplots, like Hermione’s effort to organize the overworked house elves.

BURNING QUESTION Will Potter purists feel shortchanged by a Goblet that’s not six hours long?

COME FOR Harry, Ron, and Hermione

STAY FOR Brendan Gleeson (Troy), as creepy new teacher Mad-Eye Moody

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Movie
  • 157 minutes