Harry Potter Wand Fight in Goblet of Fire

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There's an irresistible magic to the Harry Potter films. Through different directors, and different hands, the essence of the wizard world remains the same. The young Harry suffers regular life with the terrible Dursleys, before escaping to the magic and danger of Hogwarts -- a danger always more welcoming than his ghastly extended family.

But things changed with 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.' No longer was the cinematic tale about Harry's schooling -- the drudgery of life with the Dursleys leading way to the fall semester at school, and a year of danger before Harry triumphs in the face of the ever-growing power of Lord Voldemort. Bit by bit the clues descended that it was time to grow up, and to prepare for the far-off, yet inevitable battle with his enemy in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.'
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