Monday, June 14, 2004

Notes on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

I went into this thing knowing that this movie is just not for me. The whole Harry Potter thing. So this is going to be somewhat high-level:

I thought it was a lot better than the first Harry Potter movie (the only other I've seen). I have no idea what happens in the second book or movie, but it doesn't seem to affect this one at all. This one is way more watchable, not only because the kids seem to be slightly better actors, but also because someone (I imagine it was Alfonso Cuaron) managed to breathe some life into the movie, so it didn't feel so stiff. Cute plot structure at the end, with Hermine's little trinket.

I totally knew that that professor was going to turn out to be a...well, I won't spoil it. But you should look up his last name and see if you find any similar words.

I was quite surprised to learn that Hermine and Harry are not into each other, but she wants Ron. What the heck is that about?
I don't think JK Rowling wanted to "blow her load" and have Harry and Hermoine get into each other too soon. There are several more books for them to become closer up to the point of their eventual getting it on.

Orson Scott Card kinda felt that Rowling was somewhat ripping off Ender's Game. He doesn't paint it quite that way, but he says "I think maybe we were just tapping into the same myth." Yeah, the both of you were tapping into Ursula LeGuin... seesh, Wizard of Earthsea was way before either of their times.

I saw the second one on DVD... it was really annoying and it's no mistake they dumped Columbus.
i liked the first two movies
but everyone is complain' bout the movies
b/c of all of the main characters
growth spurts
yeah.... harry potter getting older.

didn't see that one coming...
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