Written on: 17/03/2005 by kutiebear (10 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - I was very disturbed when I saw the movie! I was hoping that it wouldn't be too bad since Chris Columbus wasn't directing it, but my hopes were left dangling.
I am a big fan of Harry Potter...the books at least. I loved the last 2 movies, but this third one has destroyed my most favorite book of the whole series.
My parents were confused and they didn't understand what was going on. I had to explain things to them in the car.
Let me say this: Some… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/01/2005 by lightrevolution (14 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - The third book now converted into a serious film is good, although nothing special. The scenes have a noticeably darker and gothic setting, things are certainly more serious as some mysteries are being revealed. The cast and acting is quality as you'd expect. The film is worth seeing, but I don't think much more than a rent.
I definitely think future films are going to be far more exciting than this book as more happens in the next ones… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/10/2004 by dilnic (5 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - The first film was o.k., the second better, and the third even better. Yes, Chris Columbus did instill a sense of wonder and magic into the films but certainly not enough darkness and gravitas. Hogwarts has been given new momentum and I think it is definitely an improvement.
Of course important things are left out which leaves you wishing once again that they had done it as a tv series with each episode as a chapter.
There is the usual… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2004 by 10C Thornbury Darebin (1 review written)
***WARNING: SPOILER INFORMATION IN REVIEW
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Length of film: 141 mins
Director: Alfonso Cuar n
Writer: Steven Kloves
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is a really great movie. It's got loads of great special effects and the actors are really good. I really recommend it. It's really awesome.
The movie's synopsis is about a boy called Harry (Daniel) who's a wizard and his two best friends, Ron (Rupert) and Hermione (Emma). They… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/10/2004 by melowe (2 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - I don't know about you, but when I left the cinema after seeing the third Harry Potter film I was distraught that it was over. It was definitely the best of the three so far! Daniel, Emma and Rupert have improved by huge amounts since the last film - they are becoming very good actors. When the film started I thought that it was going to be terrible, as their acting was very awkward, for example when on the train and it goes dark Hermione says 'ouch… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2004 by phineasnigellus (3 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - The wonderful magical tingle that Chris Columbus worked so hard to instill into the first two films is completely missing from PoA giving it almost an Enid Blyton-esque feel of "Three Go to Hogwarts". In places important pieces of storyline have been dropped, e.g., Sirius's night-time knife attack of Ron and even complete fabrications - Harry's following of Pettigrew on the Marauder's map.
The settings for Hogwarts are truly beautiful. Unfortunately… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/08/2004 by phone info guy (21 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - To tell you the truth, I like the Harry Potter movies and I think this one is the best one yet, although it is a bit short. Based on the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it is a good movie. It is set in the Hogwarts school of magic (as usual), and starts off at the train where Harry mets some Dementors… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2004 by commandervimes (1 review written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (PG) - I enjoyed the first 2 movies, having felt that they held true to the original books. Unfortunately, the third movie lacked the audience empathy of the first 2. The characters are older and somehow have become stale and less believeable (in a fantasy? yes I recognise the irony!). Master of the Dark Arts - well I would not take that position because it is always the one to watch - bit like the old 'butler did it' films. My daughter and I both… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2004 by Fuzz (1 review written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Although I thought personally the movie was good, I also think that it lacked many components, e.g., Harry spending a week or two in Diagon Alley, many Patronus lessons (he did have more than one you know), receiving the Firebolt (it was given to him at Christmas), more divination, etc., etc. The movie was far too short and came to the climax far too quickly. It wasn't thorough enough in explanation of what was happening in each scene. There needed to… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/06/2004 by CoolCat1 (2 reviews written)
I saw the first two movies in the Harry Potter series and liked them generally, way more than Lord of the Rings. I read only the first book and was familiar with the characters. Unfortunately, the movie moves too quickly to explain what exactly is going on with Sirus. I also didn't know what caused Hermione to be late or why she wasn't good at fortunetelling. I liked the movie but I think it should have been longer and more detailed. The suspense didn't build up as in the other two movies. I… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2004 by slit (4 reviews written)
The Prisoner Of Azkaban is the WORST of the three movies. I don't know what I expected, but this rubbish was NOT IT! The movie skipped many points, and tryed to make it MUCH more funny than J.K Rowlings intended it to be. Yeah, there were some funny parts in this book, but the movie tried to make it into a comedy/action movie, and failed miserably. I don't know about you, but Aunt Marge looked WAY different than I expected, same as of Prof. Trelawny, Sirius Black, and Lupin was a HUGE… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/06/2004 by cowcalves (48 reviews written)
I should start by saying I went to see the Prisoner Of Azkaban as a none Harrry Potter fan. I went merely to stay friends with my girlfriend and earn the right to watch as much football as I want for the following month. I have already seen the other two films and wasn't that impresed and haven't read any of the books so I was scetical to say the least and wasn't really loooking forward to it. However I enjoyed this film much more than the other two. I think It's got a bit more adult now… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/06/2004 by specs2004 (6 reviews written)
I was ecstatic that I was going to see Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, I love the books and was not dissapointed with the other two movies, however with this one I was dissapointed. For anyone who hasn't read the books the movie doesn't make a lot of sense. No reasons were given as to why certain things happened. e.g. Why Sirius black was a dog. Main parts of the plot were missed out. e.g. Harry recieving a permission slip off of sirius black allowing him to go to hogsmeade. Parts of… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/06/2004 by pasqualt3 (2 reviews written)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is a fast pace depiction of the book of the same name. It continues the tale of Harry and his friends through mystery of how he became a legend and the truth behind the death of his parents. New characters include professor Lupin, the newest defence against the dark arts teacher, and Professor Sybil Trelawney. Lupin is a pivotal part of the story and a welcomed addition to the movie. Trelawney in hated in the movie and really besides one scene adds… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/06/2004 by SpeedDemon (10 reviews written)
Having thoroughly enjoyed the book I was looking forward to the movie with keen anticipation. The new director makes the whole magical world of Harry Potter darker than Chris Columbus's first two movies and much more in line with my mental image from reading the books. I was a little surprised by some of the changes the new director brought to Hogwarts such as the addition of a huge clock to the main entrance to the school, the mysterious relocation of Hagrid's house and the Whomping Willow… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/06/2004 by Peter25 (1 review written)
I had heard from friends and family that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was the best book in the series so far so I had high hopes for the film and I wasn't disappointed.
The plot is superb and both the cast and crew do an excellent job in telling this great story. This film is darker than the previous two with some genuinely scary moments, the dementors in particular. The film is shot beautifully and Michael Gambon does a good job of replacing the late Richard Harris. All of the… Read Full Review
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