What will be the next big movie to captivate the audience? Will it be an action film, a horror movie, or a fantasy movie?
Well, we can’t say for sure, but one thing is for sure: It will be based on a novel. That much we know for sure.
The latest example of this trend is called Goblet of Fire. While the movie is set in an imaginary kingdom, it has a basis in reality. Specifically, the movie is based on the novel by Joe Abercrombie. If you’re looking for an action-packed story that will leave you on the edge of your seat, then this is the movie for you. But if you want something a little more unique, then give Goblet of Fire a try as well.
The story behind Goblet of Fire starts with the Mulberry Bushkin Trio. The trio was created by Holland MacLeman, a television producer and writer. The Mulberry Bushkin Trio is a production company that focuses on creating high-quality fantasy films. One of their first projects was an adaptation of a popular novel called The Witling. That movie came out in 2011 and starred Robert Pattinson. Since then, they have turned their attention to Goblet of Fire and will release it in North America on August 9, 2019.
One of the things that make Goblet of Fire so special is that it is the first of the Mulberry Bushkin Trio’s fantasy adaptations. And as we’ve established, fantasy is one of the hot genres right now. So this makes Goblet of Fire particularly exciting.
The story begins with Caddie, Fletcher, and Puck. You might know them better by their pseudonym The Hedgehog. These are the adventurous sons of King Owain and Queen Annet. Owain is a kind and gentle king who loves books and poetry. He’s also a bit of a neat freak, which might be why his kingdom is filled with bibliophiles and book collectors. His wife, on the other hand, is more of a free spirit. She loves to paint, which is why we see a lot of her work in the film. Naturally, this contrast in personality makes for some interesting scenes.
It is also worth noting that while Fletcher is the middle son, Caddie and Puck are the oldest. This is important because Caddie and Puck are presented as being more responsible and mature than Fletcher, who is rebellious and more of a hot head. While growing up, Caddie and Puck seem to have had the more interesting social lives. Caddie became good friends with Robin Twilight, the Lady of Tarth, while Puck became friends with Frodo Landsken, heir to Elrond’s Meadow. Maybe it was the influence of their literary hero, J. R. R. Tolkien, that made Caddie and Puck the Mulberry Bushkin Trio’s protagonists. But whatever the case may be, the friendship with the Ladys of Tarth and Arnor (a fictional kingdom in The Hobbit) helped shape Caddie and Puck into the heroes they would become.
To start things off, let’s discuss the basics of the story. It’s an adaptation of The Hobbit, a timeless classic by J. R. R. Tolkien. However, Mulberry Bukkin have taken some liberties with the story, which they say is meant to be read first and then watched. We’ll get to that in a bit.
For those of you who are curious about the plot, here it is in a nutshell: Bilbo Baggins, who is the same Bilbo we all know and love, is now an old man. He lives alone in The Shire, a quiet and peaceful valley in Middle-earth. Shire-wise, he’s been the Bilbo Baggins for as long as anyone can remember. One day, while out hunting, he meets a young Witch who offers to help him find his missing Bilbo Bagginses. In exchange for doing this, she requests that he assist her in a small task she has: turning all the male Hobbits in The Shire into female Hobbits with golden hair. As Bilbo Baggins is a kind and gentle man, he agrees to help this attractive Witch in the quest for salvation of the Hobbit race. Soon, Bilbo finds himself embroiled in a war between the Men of Middle-earth and the Witch’s covenant forces. Needless to say, Bilbo Baggins is not the most stable of characters and is certainly not the hero he was born to be. He does, however, prove to be the most generous character we’ve ever seen when it comes to fees and favors.
To continue, we need to take a look at the characters of Goblet of Fire. As mentioned, Caddie, Fletcher, and Puck are the leading men of the movie. First, there is Caddie, played by Chris Pine. Caddie is the more mature of the two Caddies, which means he’s the responsible one. While still a teenager, Caddie entered a monastic contract with the Numenorean Order and became a Witch. As a Witch, Caddie’s primary duty is to rid The Shire of evil. However, he has been asked to keep an eye on Bilbo Baggins, who has gone missing. Naturally, Caddie, as a Noble Witch who has taken vows of silence, has to remain unseen. It is only after he fulfills his contract with the Numenorean Order that he is able to come out of hiding and continue his work. Still, he owes them a favor, so he agrees to help Bilbo Baggins in exchange for his freedom.
Next, we have Fletcher, who plays Frodo Landsken. Like Caddie, Fletcher is a Witch and the second of the Mulberry Bushkin Trio’s protagonists. However, he did not take the contract as noble or wise as his older brother, Caddie. Once Fletcher realizes Bilbo Baggins’s generosity, he decides to desert his Men of Middle-earth allegiance and side with the Witch. He agrees to take on this task, which will, in turn, help him find his rightful place in The Shire. It’s a pretty cool moment when this happens, as it finally gives Frodo Landsken, as the protagonist, his own storyline. While Fletcher leads the Men of Middle-earth, it is still Bilbo Baggins who saves the Day.