June 5th, 2004

Film Challenge

#33 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

#33 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I'm just home from seeing it, and I want write out my impressions before I start reading what everyone else has written about the film. I went to the first show this morning (in other words, the first showing period) at my local cinema. The theater wasn't nearly full, but there were definitely a lot of people there from what I'd expect on a typical Friday morning. I decided that I wanted to see the regular version first, so I could suffer through the changes first, and I'll go see the IMAX experience later in the week, when I can really focus on the effects. I'll put anything resembling a spoiler behind the cut, but first I'll say this:

I really liked it, but I'm not yet sure that I loved it. There were a few plot changes (which of course, were expected), but they didn't jar nearly as much as the ones in CoS. Buckbeak is awesome, and probably my favourite CGI-type creature EVER. Oh, and don't bother sitting through the credits; there was nothing nifty at the end.

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