Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, for a change, doesn't begin with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) at his Aunt and Uncle's house before leaving for Hogwarts. Instead, we open with a dream of Harry's, featuring an unspeakable evil one cannot imagine will ever be of any relevance to the plot (but, maybe it is), but once Harry does get to Hogwarts, Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) announces that Hogwarts will be the home of Triwizard Tournament, and that three champions will be selected to participate using the goblet of fire. Through a series of mysterious events, Harry Potter is selected to compete, despite being underage, and while this is all going on, Harry and his two best friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) must also face the extremely daunting task of asking out someone for the approaching Yule Ball.
The scene that made me tear up was something that I feel was being worked towards over the past films, and it earns it. For the first time, the saga has reached a significant turning point. It is in the final act, so I won't spoil it, but it was easily the most satisfying moment this series has seen yet. It's not the only thing in the film that works, though. I also found myself very intrigued by both the Triwizard and the Yule ball plots. The Triwizard Tournament offered some absolutely thrilling action sequences, and the Yule Ball offered some of the funniest sequences. I was a little worried both these aspects would be too young adult-esque, but they both fit in with the story and offer a lot to the film.
As for flaws, there's only really two, so this should be quick. Early on in the film it is established that Ron has some sort of grudge against Harry for being picked in the Triwizard Tournament. It's very abrupt and isn't really expanded upon, with Ron suddenly becoming all pissy, and I didn't quite buy it. Plus, the issue is resolved very shortly after, so it feels pointless. Another flaw is late into the finale of the film, where there's a last minute reveal or plot twist. That itself is not a flaw, but I feel it was way too similar of a twist to the previous movies, and it shouldn't surprise anyone. Halfway through the film I guessed what it was. That disappointed me a little.