Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment | September 1, 2009 | DVD

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

Video Release: September 1, 2009

Studio: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment

UPC: 883929094783

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban The Film: Alfonso's Touch With the departure of childhood from this series, we enter the much more experimental world of the teen years. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings in the services of director Alfonso Cuaron, who uses his artistic style to usher in a new era for our heroes. The sets, the feel, the texture, and the mythos get a major facelift here. All for the better since this is the story which moves everyone along into the journey to adulthood. I have heard some fans dislike this film, feeling the magic of what came before has been yanked out. They do not comprehend that this was J.K.'s plan from the start, and this design is being followed here as well. I often wondered how the subtlety of Hermione's cramped schedule would be translated to the big screen. Hollywood does not always do well with this kind of story point, since they have no trust in the audience. While reading Prisoner, I figured out what Hermione was doing with time, and having her pop in and out of scenes, much to Ron's astonishment, was quite fun. It should be pointed out between time travel in Prisoner and a larger on the inside handbag in Hallows, I can now categorically state that Hermione is from Gallifrey. It all fits. And this would be the best fanfic ever. I was also very happy with how Harry's newest toy, the map, is played out here. It does not feel like an actual printed map of the Muggle variety, but more like a three dimensional moving object. It's importance is major in this story, and it also comes about in the next several movies. Alfonso even uses the map as a motif for the wonderful end credits, which lent a definite Lord of the Rings quality to this entry. J.K.'s fight the power theme, as I mentioned in my review of the book, helps bring about one of the most shocking scenes in the story. When Snape is deservedly blasted, it is an unsettling comeuppance. In the movie, I cheer. Snape was always a character I despised, with Alan Rickman portraying his sliminess particularly well. Seeing him getting zapped into unconscious was marvelous, even eliciting a cheer from me. We also get to see Snape looking ugly in a dress. Another reason I like Neville so much. Of all the movies, Prisoner feels the most real to Harry Potter to me. Alfonso gives us so many wonderful times with this journey, helping J.K. get her vision to us. Thank you Alfonso, tis some magic you weaved for the Potterheads. Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Forgot how much I liked this movie When I was young I watched all the Harry Potter movies, I stopped after The Order of the Phoenix came out. Now with the final movie being release everyone around me has been getting into a Harry Potter fever. So remember Prisoner of Azkaban being my favourite, I decided to watch it again. And you know what, it is a very good stand alone film. Having watched the first 2 a long time ago, I still enjoyed this movie without seeing the other 2 in a long time. i felt the cast was strong. Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman and Maggie Grace all all great. The prize for my favourite though goes to Gary Oldman as Sirius Black. He is amazing in the role, I wish he was in it more than just the final half of the film. However, I am not a big fan of Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role. Don't know what it is, I am just not a fan. Director Alfonso Cuarón is great. Having seen his other mainstream film "Children of Men" he has a very bright future in Hollywood. Overall, this is not only a good Harry Potter film, but I great film in general
Date published: 2011-07-28

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Video Release: September 1, 2009

Studio: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment

UPC: 883929094783


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