Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Corrected entry: There's no way anyone could cut off their hand with a knife the way Wormtail did. The only way they could do it is if they slowly sawed it off. Even if he raised the knife and swung it hard, there's no way it would work, the bone is way too strong. But Wormtail didn't even do that, he just placed the knife on his hand and moved it down. You couldn't even cut hair like that.


Correction: Wormtail is not just "anyone" though. He understood the importance of each of the ritual's steps and getting the potion done just right. He is following Voldemort's orders and instructions. Wormtail's dagger may have been magical, or a charm could have been placed on its finely edged blade to be swift in its tasks. Also, Wormtail was in a highly charged state of mind, which only intensified the force he used to "willingly" sacrifice his hand.

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If I recall, it's described in the book as being a "quick flash of silver" indicating as you suggested the dagger has got some magical properties.

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Correction: He didn't cut through bone, he cut his wrist and the knife moved past the bones. If the force is strong enough and the knife sharp enough it's definitely possible to do this.


Correction: He only mouths "reward him", and does so after Dumbledore said it. He repeats the words to himself as he is wondering what Dumbledore means by them. Not as a mock, but questioningly.


Corrected entry: At the beginning when you see the groundskeeper looking out the window, in one shot for a fraction of a second the light in the manor's upper window is not on, but in the other shots it was. (00:01:35)

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Correction: The light is being switched on. We never see the light on then off.

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Corrected entry: When Frank is hit by the killing curse, he screams. The killing curse will kill you instantly, so he shouldn't have screamed.


Correction: He screams out of fear, before getting hit by the curse.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry goes up to the Owlery to retrieve the message sent by Sirius, we see a dark-colored owl fly inside from the opposite window that Harry is standing next to. The owl lands on a square basin but on the far side from Harry, who then turns around noticing that the owl has just flown in holding a note in it's beak. The owl is now on the near side of the basin closest to Harry. (00:41:50)


Correction: Yes, the biting owl lands on the ridge farthest from Harry, but then it cuts to a close-up of Harry, so we do not see the owl in those few moments (even on fullscreen DVD). All the black owl needs to do is move up (about a foot) to the ridge closer to Harry, while offscreen, which is not an unlikely presumption.

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Corrected entry: When Dumbledore introduces the Durmstrang students, he says, "Please welcome our friends from the north", but Bulgaria is south from UK.


Correction: Dumbledore's statement is correct. Viktor Krum grew up in Bulgaria and was chosen to be the Seeker for the Bulgarian national Quidditch team, while attending Durmstrang Institute. The exact location of Durmstrang Institute is unknown. As written in the book it is "a castle in northern Europe, far enough north that days are very short in winter."

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Corrected entry: When Moaning Myrtle is in the bathtub with Harry, she doesn't cause the water to move, which would seem acceptable considering she is a ghost. However, when she dives into the toilet in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she causes an almighty splash.

Correction: Being a ghost, she can "choose" to either pass through an object, or interact with it. This being the case, she does not have to be shown interacting with anything unless she wants to. When she makes the almighty splash, she was upset. This is similar to a child slamming a door when angry, to make a point that they are not happy.


Corrected entry: In the prior Harry Potter movies, Dumbledore has consistently had "wizards hands", with bluish-grey, long, pointed fingernails. In Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore has human hands.

Correction: The director has artistic licence to do things the way he sees them. Most things (school robes, Hogwarts geography, ect) are different between each of the films. It's not a continuous series, the way LOTR is.

Corrected entry: The dragon that Harry fights for the first round of the Triwizard Tournament is called a Hungarian Horntail, which is the same species of dragon that Hagrid tried to raise in "The Sorceror's Stone." Even allowing for differences in age and gender, there is no resemblance between Hagrid's pet Norbert and the Hungarian Horntail in this movie.

Correction: Incorrect. Norbert was a Norwegian Ridgeback, so the differences between him and this dragon are perfectly understandable.


Corrected entry: After the first task in the tournament, Harry's arm is in a sling. But in the second movie, Madam Pomfrey stated that she can "mend bones in a heartbeat."

Correction: Just because his arm is in a sling doesn't mean it's broken. He could have a tingling sensation that won't go away or his arm hurts when he moves it and they don't know why (magic). It's just a precaution.


Corrected entry: Harry finds out that the first task is to battle against a dragon, each champion having its own dragon to fight. Since Harry's name was mysteriously added to the Goblet of Fire at Hogwarts after the tournament was announced, only 3 dragons should have been transported not 4.


Correction: There is ample time between the announcement of the champions and the task. All the organizers had to do is find another dragon.


Corrected entry: In the scene when Cedric is going to put his name in the goblet you can see lots of tape markings on the floor right below the actual "ageline" that was drawn by Dumbledore and there's a lot of them. (00:28:55)


Correction: I'm afraid you're mistaken. When Cedric places his name into the goblet, the "markings" you see are the many magical symbols/characters on the stone floor that encircle the goblet's base, under the misty age line - it's about 4-5 feet from the goblet's base (on all sides) to the magical circle's perimeter. A few minutes later, after Fred and George drink the potion, in the overhead shot as they jump off the bench, we see an even better view of all those many markings.

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Corrected entry: When the Goblet of Fire is about to reveal who the three champions are the clock strikes 9. But if you listen carefully while Dumbledore is talking it only rings 8 times.

Correction: There is alot of background noise making it hard to hear the chimes. Missing one is very easy.

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Corrected entry: After the Dragon Chase, Harry has the use of both arms in the scene where he opens his egg and makes up with Ron, yet his arm is in a sling in the following scenes - where Ron opens the box with his dress robes in, and for the dance lesson.

Correction: Harry is on a high from passing the task, so likely isn't going to feel the pain while is on an adrenalin rush. When the excitement wears off, the pain appears.

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Corrected entry: When Harry is at the bathroom he looks at the golden egg you can see a crew member reflected on the egg.


Correction: At no point is a crew member reflected in the egg. I have just studied this scene three times.

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Corrected entry: In the cemetery scene, at one point Cedric's head is facing down and to the left, and in another scene it's facing to the right. Changes periodically when you can see him in the background. Also his head changes after Voldemort uses his foot to move his head to the side.


Correction: The change in Cedric's body position, which obviously includes his head, has already been noted.

Corrected entry: Just after Harry speaks to Sirius in the fireplace and Ron comes down, Ron leaves and Harry goes back to the fireplace. In the background you see Ron going up the stairs, he goes into the dormitory on the right, but this is the *Girls Dormitory*. When they all arrive in the Common Room in the first movie, Percy says, "Boys' dormitories is upstairs and down to your left. Girls' the same on your right. And also in the first film, we see Hermione go through the door on the right after they see Fluffy for the first time.

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Correction: This is four years later. It's entirely possible they switched the dormitories. Remember, it's a magical place so it wouldn't be difficult. Also, a number of things change physical locations between the films. For example, Hagrid's house and the Whomping Willow have been repositioned several times. There is no inconsistency within this film.

Yes, but why would they want to?

Same reason people in real life change where their own bedrooms are. They simply want a change as things can get dull keeping them the same all the time for many people.

Corrected entry: When Wormtail slices his own flesh in order to revive Voldemort, he cuts off his wrist before the shot switches to Harry. Later on, as Wormtail approaches harry to receive his blood, his arm is missing from the elbow.

Correction: The length of Wormtail's arm, after the hand has been severed, remains consistent during this scene. It is never "missing from the elbow".

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Corrected entry: When Harry is underwater in the bathroom, Myrtle touches the open egg, disturbing its bubbles. How could she have touched them if she's a ghost?

Correction: We've already seen Myrtle have an effect on our corporeal realm in 'HP and The Chamber of Secrets', when she dives into the toilet bowl in the girls' bathroom and creates a great splash.

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Corrected entry: When Harry is in the Owlery, an owl flies in through the window and lands on a post. When Harry takes the letter off it, it shows the window again, but the beams on it are arranged differently. (00:40:00)

Correction: They are two different windows opposite each other. The owl Sirius sent flies in through one window, as Harry stands by another window on the opposite side. When Harry takes the note from the owl and reads it the window he stood by is seen behind him. The windows are consistent.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry and Cedric are transported to the cemetery, the Triwizard cup lands on the grassy slope, well beyond the Riddle monument, with its luminescent top facing away from the cauldron area. During Priori Incantatem, three shots after Voldemort exclaims, "He's mine!" the cup lies on the corner of the Riddle monument's stone base and it faces the opposite way. The cup is back up on the grassy area in the following shots. (01:19:00 - 01:28:40)

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Trivia: Tom Riddle's day of birth and death that is on the grave had to be digitally changed, after the director knew that "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" contains information about Riddle.

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Question: Is it true that Voldemort's eyes are not red in the movies so that he will be less scary for younger viewers?

Answer: Not at all. In fact, David Heyman made the decision for his eyes to be blue in the films for him to be more scary! They felt that his red eyes in Sorcerer's Stone did not show enough emotion to make him an evil character. It was felt in Goblet of Fire that the light blue eyes would be perfect to show his evil in the moonlight, and they kept it on for later films.

Answer: True story.

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