It went darker with this one, with both friends and foes, with a contest that seemed somewhat against the core values of all that has to do with school and all... I know it's the way it has to go, but it might be at this point it lost some of that earlier charm and magic. From now on it's more so darkness. Death. Dreary times of conflict and hate.
The ball scene was an emotional one and the challenge was good but... it lost me a bit here. Too dark, right from the start with the terrorist act at the world cup. That's what's up.
This one reminded me of an interview I read with the actress behind Hermione btw. How she grew up in these movies. Hit puberty in these movies. All three of the main trio did I suppose, but still... it feels like they really became their characters sometimes; go through some of the trials and tribulations they might in real life in the movies. With this one especially. With the ball. Wonder how they perceived all of this, if it was all an act or not; if they really did go through some things here...
Btw, this is the one where Voldemort makes his first appearance for real. This is where it gets real. It's just a shame they added in a throw-away (albeit great) character like Cedric to amplify said realness.
Wonder if the books introduced him earlier too.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle