Monday, June 07, 2004

on harry

There is no question: there seems to be no middle ground on liking the latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Either you think it is the best of the three, or you think it is the worst of the three. So far the tally ratio is around 3 is to one of people who liked it compared to people who didn't. Biased for the film as I am, I can still see however why some people were let down by the movie. It is no longer a children's movie and has already moved onto being an actual fantasy adventure, with raging adolescent angst and very adult emotions; which is actually just reflecting the tone of the books--the fifth book so far being the darkest. I can't wait for that to be made into a movie. Oh well. To each his/her own. As mentioned by one of the cyberfriends, Roger Ebert actually applauded The Cell.

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