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6.07.2004

Because JK Rowlings doesn't have enough money yet...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban...I saw it this weekend. Quite good, if I do say so. Certainly better than the first two. Harry has finally gotten past the "fish out of water" wide-eyed phase which so annoyed me in the first two books/movies and is now a character in a story that is actually interesting.


The story is solid coving the standard ground of revenge, betrayal, fear, and loyalty, but the strength of the primary 3 characters, especially Harry and Hermione, carry the film. The film is darker than the previous two, both in subject and in cinematography. The overall look of the movie is also much more real...they seem to be actually living in our world rather the somewhat fantastical world of the first two.


It may not be as interesting to kids since the subject matter and tone are a bit more adult, plus there isn't as much gee-whiz and overdone special effects as what they might be used to. As a matter of fact the sfx are understated and used to compliment the story much more than BE the story, something a certain Mr. Lucas could learn a thing or two about.


If you are a Potter fan, you will see this movie. If you haven't seen the first two, don't bother. You won't have the slightest clue what is happening. But for those of you who saw the first two but were iffy on seeing this one, give it a shot. It is worth the $7.
|| Kelly O'Connor, 3:04 PM

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