Flametroll Official Movie Review: Prisoner of Azkaban

I saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban last week with my cousins. A collection of my thoughts:

The Princess Diaries 2: I don't know about how good the movie will be but I have to wonder about the mattress sliding scene–does Julie Andrews do her own stunts?

That computer animated fish movie: Anyone want to rip off Finding Nemo a little more blatantly? Besides that, the animation was pretty poor looking on the preview. Nemo and Shrek 2 were both much better looking. Not to mention Will Smith sounds really annoying in the preview.

Harry Potter

  • The movies are doing a pretty good job of not making all of the scenes at the Dursley's house too similar (which they start to seem like in the books). The inflatable aunt was funny. I wonder if she got shot down by the RAF.
  • The dementors were cool. In the books, I thought they bore a strong similarity to Tolkien's Ringwraiths, but the movie made them look distinctive and creepy.
  • There was a lot of time imagery throughout the movie, alluding to the ending. For example, there was a giant pendulum behind the door of the main exit from Hogwarts.
  • I don't know how they plan to make Peter Pettigrew a recurring character. He was kind of ridiculous looking. I realize he was supposed to be ratty, but it may have been a little overdone.
  • Was the movie pretty similar to the book? I haven't read the book in a long time, but I didn't notice any major changes. My sister said it wasn't as true to the book as she hoped.

In conclusion (eat that English teachers!), TPOA was good movie. I'm no film critic, but I'd give it 3 stars out of 4 definitely.

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