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Back from seeing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Now, I'll… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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Back from seeing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Now, I'll just insert this here livejournal cut and disclaimer....



....and there we go.

Things I liked:

Lupin's swing records. I really liked that, for some odd reason. Maybe it's the old-fashionedness of it all. Whee.

Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaape. This was really a no-brainer, since I'm a professed Snape/Alan Rickman fangirl, but...yeah. Boggart!Snape made me smile madly for ten minutes afterwards. Also had to squee at his 'page three hundred and ninety-four' moment and his storming around. Oh, the storming.

Dumbledore. Oh Richard Harris, how I miss thee, but Michael Gambon did such a fantastic job.

Trelawney and her classroom. Hee, Emma Thompson was really perfect for the role. The trance scene where she predicts a happening seemed a bit overdone, but nontheless, I was impressed. Classroom was also virtually from the book, which I liked.

Dawn French as the Fat Lady. Hahaha...ah, I loved this. Dawn French doing what she does best.

The music. I loved that piece when Harry was flying around on Buckbeak. So pretty. And that rendition of 'Something wicked this way comes'. That was an artistic liberty (toads as instruments? o_O), but loved the choir all the same.

Other comments:

Lupin. mnnnnnnggghhh, David Thewlis was surprisingly withstandable as Lupin (I dug the scratches on his face), but I hated that caterpillar resting on his upper lip. Iccccck. Shave it off!

Sirius. mmm....yeah, I liked Gary Oldman as Sirius, I'll admit it. The angsting was beautiful. Loved all that little scene in the courtyard with Harry. And the tattoos! Nice touch.

Remus/Sirius shippers are going to be so encouraged by this film.

Pettigrew. I pictured him a bit thinner, but he was appropriately ratty and I'm looking forward to seeing him in the next movie.

We barely saw Percy but....whoa, his hair was scary. It's becoming poofy.

Eeeee, I want to see a proper screencap of the Weasleys in Egypt! I want to see Bill and Charlie now, not in a year or so when GoF comes out.

Wow, Draco is becoming a real pussy in his adolescence. And was it me, or did either Crabbe or Goyle get thinner between movies? One of Draco's cronies looked thinner.

Neville....ah, I loved Neville in this. He's growing up!

That shrunken Rastafarian head in the Knight bus. Weird, but cool.

HA, the collection of skulls in Lupin's classroom! severa, I immediately thought of you when I saw that.

I was disappointed by....

...the lack of explaining of some important plot points. Namely, Lupin's lycanthropy potion. They just left it out, so it sounded strange when Sirius asked Lupin if he'd taken it.

...Ron and Hermione's pets?! We didn't even get to see Hermione getting Crookshanks! And where was Pigwigeon?

...some liberties taken. Fudge's assistant. El wtf? He looked like a rip off of Igor from Van Helsing.

...the Hufflepuff seeker being struck by lightning? Way to go for Cedric Diggory's shining moment. :p

...the lack of Oliver Wood. I'm not even a fangirl and I was annoyed by his absence!

Current Mood: pleased pleased

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vikingcarrot From: vikingcarrot Date: June 11th, 2004 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey hey hey. Glad you enjoyed the film, so did I.

The other cronie of Draco's. Goyle and Crabbe were both there, but Goyle was occasionally replaced by a wiry-looking boy who has no name, but fans suspect that he's meant to be Theodore Nott.

Fudge's assistant was Tom the Innkeeper! :D
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: June 11th, 2004 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoa, that was Tom? I could've sworn he looked different in the two previous films.

Yes, someone needs to re-read the books and see the first two films again. :p
vikingcarrot From: vikingcarrot Date: June 11th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Pretty sure it was. Somebody, I think it was Fudge, called him Tom, so I think that's who he must have been. So far as I know, Tom wasn't in the first two films. :3
ciliandis From: ciliandis Date: June 11th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Yah - Al says it was Tom. I tooootally didn't picture Tom like that, but I honestly don't remember seeing him in SS.

But yes. Snaaaaaaaaape! *coo*

And may I add one more wonderful and infamous thing to your list - Hagrid's God-Awful Tie (tm). I want an icon of that tie for some ridiculous, inexplicable reason.

Tee.

Miss you!!!
~ Ang
engastrimyth From: engastrimyth Date: June 11th, 2004 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
- Swing records? Roxor. I swear he was doing a little bobbing interpretive dance in that scene.

- Snape was all “I SMACK YOU DOWN, THIRTEEN YEAR OLDS!” Mwahahaha. I get the feeling I would teach like that. (What are you children, deficient? Learn!)

- Didn’t notice the moustache as much as I thought I would, given my immense Lupin fangirlism and my private conviction he is merely the Harry Potter dimension’s version of Ewan McGregor.

- Sirius was properly psychotic. I wanted some more backstory (which was hinted at in the trailer but we never actually *saw*, damn it!).

- I ship, and I am encouraged. OMG theirloveissorecognisedbysnape.

- Um, that was in fact a different person. Goyle was in the movie, but not as a crony. I hope to God they didn’t intend that to be Blaise. It might have been Theodore, but JKR assures me he is cool.

- Draco is always a pussy. He’s a whiny little brat whose plans always spectacularly backfire upon him. Aaaaaw. :: feels maternal ::

- Neville was ugly beyond all reasoning. ARGH. The teeth! The skinniness! (Then again, Neville is also a bit of a weenie. :: flees from Neville fans ::)

---> Shivvy
sighingpixie From: sighingpixie Date: June 12th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee. Oh the storming. So true. Loved his little, "WHAP" to turn Ron's book. Hee.

Yeah, the Sirius/Remus love- good lord. I'm not even a shipper and I want to find some quality fik!
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