There was no better feeling than waiting in line at the movies to get into the very first showing of a new Harry Potter movie. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was released 10 years ago today. In 2005 fans saw the Quidditch World Cup, the Triwizard Tournament and the return of Lord Voldemort come alive on the screen for the first time. You've probably watched the movie a million times if you're a true Harry Potter fan, but it's been a year or two since I revisited the fourth installment in the Harry Potter series.
In honor of the anniversary, I gathered my friends and lots of wine to rewatch the wizarding film and of course, like all the Harry Potter films, it did not disappoint (unless of course you're comparing them to the books). I will admit it still kind of bugs me that Hermione did not get her long-awaited revenge on Rita Skeeter like she does in the book, but beyond the specifics, it was still super entertaining. Especially since this time I was old enough to have many glasses of wine with it.
Here are 16 things I noticed while re-watching Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
1. Cedric Diggory
Before he transformed into a vampire, Robert Pattinson was just a simple wizard in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. To be perfectly honest, I prefer him as Cedric Diggory. May he rest in peace.
2. The Magical Tent
I don't know about you but this Mary Poppins-esque tent is literally the best thing ever and super handy when you're camping. I wish so bad that this was real and physically possible.
3. How Is Hogwarts Not Liable For Students?
People die during this contest. How does a school get away with a competition that’s so casual about the fact that you may die? I never really thought about it till now, but surely the school shouldn’t be able to encourage a sporting event that kills people.
4. Why Would Anyone Put Her/His Own Name In?
On that same note, why would Harry put his own name in? Why would anyone want to casually fight dragons and lose your mind running around a maze? Also, how come he’s forced to put himself in danger like that? You have to admit it’s a bit ridiculous to force someone into a competition when they didn’t put their name in and don’t want to compete.
5. Ron's Super Jealous Of Harry
Instead of getting mad at your best friend who may die in the upcoming competition, you could try being supportive. Just a thought.
6. Rita Skeeter
As a journalist, I am personally offended by Rita Skeeter. She’s the worst and she keeps getting his age wrong, which is pretty much like journalism 101 and basic fact-checking.
7. Draco Chilling In A Tree
Someone please explain to me why Draco Malfoy hangs out in trees.
8. Serious Damage
The Horntail did a ton of damage to the school. I hope they have insurance.
We need to acknowledge that Neville is pretty much the most underrated character and that by this movie, he was already better at getting girls than Ron and Harry.
10. Ron AKA The Wet Blanket
I’m sorry to have to bring this up again, but literally the entire movie, Ron is the biggest wet blanket. Ask your date to dance you jerk. Ron takes sulking teenager to a whole new level in this movie.
11. David Tennant
For those of you who are also Dr. Who fans, you may have forgotten that David Tennant appears as one of the main villains in The Goblet of Fire. He plays Barty Crouch Jr., who is undercover as Mad Eye Moody for most of the movie.
12. Barty Crouch Jr.’s Tongue Thing
The first time Mad Eye Moody talks to Barty Crouch he does a weird thing with his tongue. We see it again when Harry goes into the pensieve and sees Barty Crouch Jr. for the first time. It was a clue that Mad Eye was actually Barty. I never noticed it until re-watching.
13. Moaning Myrtle Creeping In The Bathtub
Hands down the weirdest part of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire is when Moaning Myrtle sneaks a peek at Harry's junk in the prefects bathroom. Apparently she got a good look at Cedric too. It's super creepy.
14. Everyone Forgot About Lumos
So you're in a dark creepy maze and you don't use "lumos" to light the way? You literally have a flashlight on your wand.
15. How Cedric Could Have Been Saved
If Harry didn't have to be a hero Cedric would still be alive. Let me explain: He could have let the maze get him and win the tournament himself. Cedric would have been taken out of the maze (alive) and Harry would have been transported to the graveyard alone. God damnit Harry, you always have to be a hero, don't you?
16. Voldemort Can't Beat A 14-Year-Old
It's kind of embarrassing that the most evil wizard of the time can't kill a 14-year-old. That's got to destroy your rep a little bit.