Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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After directing the first two movies in the Harry Potter franchise, Chris Columbus opted to serve as producer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and passed the baton to Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón. Though "immensely popular" is an understatement when it comes to Harry Potter, Azkaban is somewhat of a departure from its predecessors, and particularly beloved among fans for its surprise ending. Prisoner of Azkaban also marks the introduction of Sirius Black Gary Oldman, who has escaped from...
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After directing the first two movies in the Harry Potter franchise, Chris Columbus opted to serve as producer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and passed the baton to Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón. Though "immensely popular" is an understatement when it comes to Harry Potter, Azkaban is somewhat of a departure from its predecessors, and particularly beloved among fans for its surprise ending. Prisoner of Azkaban also marks the introduction of Sirius Black Gary Oldman, who has escaped from the title prison after 12 years of incarceration. Believed to have been the right-hand-man of the dark wizard Voldemort, whom Harry Daniel Radcliffe mysteriously rendered powerless during his infancy, some of those closest to Harry suspect Black has returned to exact revenge on the boy who defeated his master. Upon his return to school, however, Harry is relatively unconcerned with Black. Run by Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon -- who is widely regarded as the most powerful wizard of the age -- Hogwarts is renowned for its safety. Harry's nonchalance eventually turns to blind rage after accidentally learning the first of Black's many secrets during a field trip to a neighboring village. Of course, a loose serial killer is only one of the problems plaguing the bespectacled wizard's third year back at school -- the soul-sucking guards of Azkaban prison have been employed at Hogwarts to protect the students, but their mere presence sends Harry into crippling fainting spells. With the help of his friends Ron Rupert Grint and Hermione Emma Watson, and Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin David Thewlis, Harry struggles to thwart the Dementors, find Sirius Black, and uncover the mysteries of the night that left him orphaned. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 48-page photo book with rare images from years 1-7; Year 3 lenticular card; Two in a series of character cards
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
As noted at the time of its theatrical release, the third Harry Potter film is somewhat darker in tone than its predecessors, but the change in mood was certainly beneficial -- Azkaban is clearly the best of the series to date. Harry Daniel Radcliffe begins his third year at Hogwarts under an ominous cloud: A killer wizard named Sirius Black Gary Oldman has escaped from prison, and there's every indication that he's heading for the well-hidden sorcery school to do young Potter in. The bulk of the film finds Harry, accompanied by loyal friends Hermione Emma Watson and Ron Rupert Grint, trying to unravel the tangled strands of a mystery, with occasional help from their favorite new teacher, Professor Lupin David Thewlis. The relatively benign witchcraft on display in the first two Potter films takes a backseat to more malignant occultism in Azkaban; the constant threat of impending death, along with some genuinely frightening scenes involving lycanthropy, makes this installment somewhat problematic for very young viewers. Seeing it from the security of home will lessen the impact on kids, but parents might want to prepare their most impressionable children for a slightly more scary time than they would normally have at Hogwarts. Director Alfonso Cuaron skillfully employs atmospheric visual effects and gives the film a more genuinely gothic look than the earlier Potter entries. Recurring cast members Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, and Robbie Coltrane are seen to good advantage; and Michael Gambon, taking over as Dumbledore for the late Richard Harris, figures prominently in a time-shift subplot that's extremely well worked out. Oldman is suitably menacing as the accused killer, and Thewlis brings genuine warmth to his sympathetic but complex character. Prisoner of Azkaban abounds in the delightful fantasy trappings that engage a youthful sense of wonder, but the darker undercurrents of its complicated plot make it unusually engrossing for older viewers as well.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment of what will eventually be a seven-book series, is somewhat of a teenager unto itself. As familiarity inevitably begins to set in, the mere existence a magical community is no longer enough to sustain Harry emotionally, nor is the sparkling façade of Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets enough to satisfy audiences. Consequently, a then-43-year-old Alfonso Cuarón was faced with one of the key challenges of early adolescence in agreeing to direct the film -- establishing an identity and channeling the seedling stages of angst into productivity. Thankfully, Cuarón clearly remembers what it's like to be 13. From raging hormones and expanding egos to crippling self-doubt and hope despite it, the hallmarks of youth are apparent in virtually every frame of Prisoner of Azkaban. The actors, of course, play no small role: Daniel Radcliffe has improved exponentially, while Rupert Grint continues to exhibit an impressive knack for comic timing. Emma Watson is perfect as Hermione; similar to Michael Gambon's portrayal of Dumbledore, Watson emanates wit and power, and, in staying with her character, communicates a sense of harried urgency in everything she does. The veteran British actors making up the Hogwarts staff are equally impressive. Emma Thompson, in particular, is delightfully batty as the boy-who-cried-Grim divination teacher, while Alan Rickman's Professor Snape is as unfathomable and complicated as ever. Though David Thewlis offers a solid performance as the haunted Professor Lupin, Gary Oldman is perhaps the most notable newcomer to the film series. With little time to spare, Oldman manages to express the tragic but unerringly loyal nature of Sirius Black. The nature of the soul and the life-altering effects of circumstance and choice are the two key elements of Prisoner of Azkaban, and Cuarón, to his credit, has helmed a production that is all soul. Even without the rich description of the book, the essence of the characters and the world they inhabit are more apparent than they have ever been, and the CGI fits into the "Potterverse" so seamlessly, it's easy to forget that Hippogriffs (a sort of half-eagle, half-horse) aren't part of the natural world. The only real fault in Cuarón's Azkaban, as devoted fans have duly noted, is the all-too-brief Shrieking Shack showdown, and the omission of Harry's final talk with Dumbledore. Besides depriving audiences of some well-needed history (why Snape hates Sirius enough to enjoy watching the soul sucked out of his body, the extent of the friendship between the Marauders, and the significance of the stag shape of Harry's Patronus, for instance), Dumbledore's explanation concerning the vast implications of the actions we take, and the life-debt Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall) now owes Harry because of a spontaneous decision, is not just an integral aspect to Prisoner, but to the series as a whole. Yet, even with a key scene conspicuously missing, this adaptation, more than its predecessors, gives an inkling into the tremendous success of the Harry Potter franchise, because Prisoner of Azkaban finally got what Harry is about -- magic, the bonds of friendship, and a whole lot of heart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • UPC: 883929074815
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:22:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter
Rupert Grint Ron Weasley
Emma Watson Hermione Granger
Gary Oldman Sirius Black
David Thewlis Remis Lupin
Michael Gambon Albus Dumbledore
Alan Rickman Severus Snape
Robbie Coltrane Hagrid
Peter Best MacNair
David Bradley Argus Filch
Julie Christie Madam Rosmerta
John Cleese Nearly Headless Nick
Alfie Enoch Dean Thomas
Tom Felton Draco Malfoy
Pam Ferris Aunt Marge
Dawn French The Fat Lady
Jimmy Gardner Ernie Prang
Richard Griffiths Vernon Dursley
Robert Hardy Cornelius Fudge
Joshua Herdman Gregory Goyle
Matthew Lewis Neville Longbottom
Devon Murray Seamus
Kathrin Nicholson Pansy Parkinson
James Phelps Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps George Weasley
Chris Rankin Percy Weasley
Fiona Shaw Petunia Dursley
Maggie Smith Minerva McGonagall
Timothy Spall Peter Pettigrew
Jim Tavare Tom, the Leaky Cauldron Innkeeper
Emma Thompson Professor Trelawney
Julie Walters Mrs. Weasley
Jamie Waylett Vincent Crabbe
Paul Whitehouse Sir Cadogan
Technical Credits
Alfonso Cuarón Director
J. Rowling Source Author, Source Author
Izzy Acar Animator
Bruce Dahl Animator
Andrew Doucette Animator
Michael Easton Animator
Keith Johnson Animator
Sharonne Solk Animator
Kim Thompson-Steel Animator
Tim Waddy Animator
Huck Wirtz Animator
Andrew Ackland-Snow Art Director
Alan Gilmore Art Director
Steve Lawrence Art Director
Gary Tomkins Art Director
Alexandra Walker Art Director
Chris Carreras Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Paula DuPre Pesman Associate Producer
Chris Carrera Asst. Director
Jamie Christopher Asst. Director
Simon Finney Camera Operator
David Morgan Camera Operator
Alastair Rae Camera Operator
Stefan Stankowski Camera Operator
Jina Jay Casting
Michael Seresin Cinematographer
David Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
William Steggle Costumes/Costume Designer
Jany Temime Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Weisberg Editor
Michael Barnathan Executive Producer
Chris Columbus Executive Producer
Callum McDougall Executive Producer
Mark A. Radcliffe Executive Producer
Tanya Seghatchian Executive Producer
Amanda Knight Makeup
Elizabeth Lewis Makeup
Sharon Nicholas Makeup
Jane Royle Makeup
Clare Le Vesconte Makeup
Norma Webb Makeup
Nick Dudman Makeup Special Effects
Eddie Karam Musical Arrangement
Conrad Pope Musical Arrangement
David Heyman Producer
Stuart Craig Production Designer
David Carrigan Production Manager
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Steve Kloves Screenwriter
Timothy Blackham Sound Mixer
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Hamilton Special Effects Supervisor
John Richardson Special Effects Supervisor
Martin Bayfield Stunts
Kelly Dent Stunts
Bradley Farmer Stunts
Paul Herbert Stunts
David Holmes Stunts
Rickie Hubbucks Stunts
Tolga Kenan Stunts
Anthony Knight Stunts
Abigail Letchford Stunts
David Lewis Stunts
Mark Lisbon Stunts
Emma Mac Stunts
Marc Mailley Stunts
Gary Powell Stunts
Claire Skelton Stunts
Andy Smart Stunts
Jo Ann Thompson Stunts
Felicity Walker Stunts
Joanna Whitney Stunts
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1. Under Covers Prologue [1:36]
2. Aunt Marge's Big Mistake [4:55]
3. The Knight Bus [6:09]
4. The Leaky Cauldron [2:06]
5. The Monster Book of Monsters [1:19]
6. In Grave Danger [2:43]
7. The Dementor [4:53]
8. Welcome and Warning [5:00]
9. Tea Leaves [2:30]
10. Buckbeak [7:27]
11. Boggart in the Wardrobe [5:55]
12. Talent For Trouble [2:51]
13. Flight of the Fat Lady [2:02]
14. Substitute Teacher [4:03]
15. Grim Defeat [3:44]
16. The Marauder's Map [3:55]
17. Who's There? [1:59]
18. I Hope He Finds Me [3:46]
19. The Patronus [4:42]
20. Seeing the Impossible [3:53]
21. Professor Trelawney's Prediction [3:22]
22. Witnesses to an Execution [3:19]
23. The Whomping Willow [4:58]
24. Sirius Black [2:43]
25. Peter Pettigrew [4:05]
26. Friends Become Foes [2:38]
27. The Dementor's Kiss [5:26]
28. Hermione's Secret [3:15]
29. Onlookers to the Rescue [4:23]
30. Saving Lives [5:29]
31. Truly Seen, Truly Free [4:33]
32. Two Places at Once [3:08]
33. Mischief Managed [2:46]
34. The Firebolt [2:40]
35. End Credits Map [1:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
      Theatrical Trailers - Year One
      Theatrical Trailers - Year Two
      Theatrical Trailers - Year Three
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français (Dubbed in Quebec)
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
   Divination Class
      Trelawney's Crystal Ball
      Creating the Vision
      Head to Shrunken Head
   Defense Against the Dark Arts
      Magic You May Have Missed
      Tour Lupin's Classroom
   Tour Honeydukes
   Great Hall
      Catch Scabbers
      Choir Practice
      The Quest of Sir Cadogan
   Hogwart's Grounds
      Hagrid's Hut
      Game Preview
      DVD-ROM
Disc #3 -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
   Special Features
      Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 3: Creatures
      Inside the Creature Shop
      The Magic Touch of Harry Potter
      Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Something Wicked This Way Comes
      The Making of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
      An Interview in Spanish With Alfonso Cuarón
      Trailers
         Play All
         Teaser Trailer
         Theatrical Trailer #1
         Theatrical Trailer #2
         Harry Potter: Spells
         Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book
         Harry Potter: Film Wizardry
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Japanese
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    J.K. Rowling classic...

    This is my favorite, so far, of the movie series. The characters really develop nicely and I became endeared to Sirius Black and the injustice that life had dealt him. I am a big fan of the series, you really can't go wrong with any of these great adaptations from J.K. Rowling's books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still the Best One Yet

    This film was by far the most well-done adaptation of any book from the "Harry Potter" series. The artistic vision of Alfonso is truly breath-taking, and makes the halls of Hogwarts seem so ancient. The movies before this one were an exact copy of the book, with lack of vision or creativity. They were just like watching the book. Yes, I realize that some details were left unnoticed, but J.K. Rowling wouldn't have let that happen if she didn't think it was crucial for explanation. Think about that. I cannot say enough about how truly amazing this film was, but it will always remain the best movie of the "Harry Potter" series.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    i thought this books was amazing and i thought the movie was fan

    i thought this books was amazing and i thought the movie was fantastic..yeah they left some stuff out and they changed up the timings but overall it was a great movie and couldnt stop going back to that one scene where peter pettigrew was revealed. best part of the book and movie. i honestly loved it despite the comments below . and yes i am a die hard hp fan. im not complaining. 

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    i love this movie1

    i love it..... there is just something about the way gary oldman just is such a good pick!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This Harry Potter movie is better than the second movie(in my own opinion).It has more action than the second but it is not as good as the first one (in my own opinion).

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Review of the 2-disc full-screen edition: I really enjoyed this movie as the trio of main characters (Harry, Ron, and Hermione)continue to mature and grow in their 3rd year at Hogwart's. Sirius Black ( a great Gary Oldman) has escaped Azkaban and is on his way to "kill" Harry at Hogwart's. New characters are introduced, including Professor Lupin (played by David Thewlis) who plays a mentorship role to Harry. The movie is darker than the first 2 movies, as the storyline continues to follow the progress of the characters at Hogwart's. I enjoyed the introduction of the Hipogriff as a new creature and the deadly Dementors'(guards of the Prison of Azkaban). Disc 1: * movie * Cast/Crew : which actor plays which character * Trailers for the first 3 movies Disc 2: * Divination - Trelawneys Crystal Ball ( 5 unfinished scenes) - Creating the Vision: An interview with JK Rowling and Director Alfonso about the transition from book to movie. The interview is done by a guy and one of the shruken heads that were in the movie. Pretty funny. - Head To Shrunken Head: Interviews with the cast and crew. (43 min) * Great Hall - "Catch Scabbers" the rat game - Choir Practice: song lyrics with scenes from the movie - "Quest of Sir Cadogan" game * Tour Honey dukes: tour of the candy store (boring to me) * Hogwart's Grounds - Hagrid's Hut: Has "Care of Magical Creatures" which shows the different training of the various animals in the 3rd movie. In "Conjuring a Scene", it shows how the Dementors came to film, and it showed how the scene of the Knightbus was filmed which was interesting. This section also has what is on the DVD-Rom for your computer. * Defense Against the Dark Arts: has a tour of Lupin's classroom and magic you may have scene in the movie. Overall a great movie, and the 2 disc edition has many great extra's on it for those of us who like them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alfonso Cuaron is a tosser

    Just thinking of the way he murdered the book makes me sick. This book was special in a way the others weren't. Likewise this movie is "special" too. Especially horrible. The directors of the next movies should see the way Peter Jackson did LOTR. Lord of the Rings looks just like or even better than anyone would have imagined after reading the books(anyone except Cuaron probably)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How could they MURDER the BOOK this BAD!?!?

    Wish the was an option for a score of ZERO! Anynoe who can compliment this movie didn't see the first movies OR read the book. I understand they can't add every detail of the book, but this beyond terrible. I especially hated Hermione suddenly popping up- she was SUPPOSED to be disappearing, a little bit behind herself. Lupin was supposed to be friends with JAMES, not Lily. They didn't even MENTION who Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, & Prongs were! They really messed up the fight between Ron & Hermione. The Firebolt was supposed to come at Christmas. What, they couldn't even MENTION that Griffindor won the Quidditch Cup?! Or Sirius givng Harry permission to visit Hogsmade, and giving Ron that minute owl? In the special features on the DVD They said they changed some layout of Hogwarts to open it up a bit- but WHY move the entrance to Griffindor Tower to a crowded stair rather than the big hall? WHY change the Fat Lady to some freak in a toga rather than the pink silk dress? I forgive them for Harry's seeing Peter on the Map, I realize they needed to shorten the scene at the Shack b/c the way it goes in the book would take over an hour to show. They needed it possible for Harry to hear Lupin and Sirius out quicker. But, for the rest... The Director needes to READ THE BOOK NEXT TIME! And stop making BAD changes that are Unnecassary, UNwelcome, and UNimproving. STOP BUTCHERING the wonderful books- and FIX DUMBLEDORE! (HP4, he got angry at Harry, but he's supposed to know Harry's innocent)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't Waste Your Time

    "Prisoner of Azkaban" is by far the worst HP movie to come out. It's a load of hippogriff dung. It didn't really follow the book at all and there were way too many pointless changes, like the uniforms and the Hogwarts grounds. The magic from the first two movies was completely gone. We need Chris Columbus back!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOW DID THIS COME OUT?????

    what was this? are you kidding me? the first two were so much better. this one kept on showing shots of dying flowers and the whomping willow and do dementors really fly in the books? a failed attempt of a cross between art and symbolism. the characters didn't look like students or teachers, and the animation wasn't so hot with the werewolf. and i'm not even going to get into how much stuff they left out! it's disgusting! how did mrs. rowling let them do this to the book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT HAPPENED?

    This one does not measure up to the first two movies. The story line was jacked-up and they "magically" moved the Whomping Willow outside of the school grounds WTF? And the students began dressing in their street attire instead of their cool long robes. And they made Hagrid bigger than he was supposed to be. Radcliffe isn't very good at crying either. I also thought this one was actually kind of boring(Why? It's hard to explain, just watch it) The ending was terrible, it didn't really end at all, its almost as if the screen froze or something. Quite honestly, I'd as soon forget this Harry Potter movie. The fourth movie definately makes up for what this one lacks and blows it out of the water.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awsome!!!!

    For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the hier apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaved only two clues as to where he might he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You Know-who was Black's downfall as well.And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep , "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of this magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in thier midst.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT WAS THAT?!

    the first thing i said after i saw this movie was "are you kidding me?" none of the characters (aka hermione, lupin, etc) look ANYTHING like they should. talk about dissapointing. and forget how much they left out. this movie doesn't really connect with the others, its like, what? you get it. the other three were better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not as good as the first 2

    I have to say that I did enjoy this movie but it left out nearly all the parts I enjoyed like the second and third quidditch matches and spent too much time trying to add in extra laughs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lacking

    I really missed the ghosts in this film, like Sir Nick (nearly headless Nick). It was also much darker. Some parts were worthless like watching a flower dry up and die (too art-y.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    This is a great movie. The acting is excellent, but I did like the first two movies better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What were they thinking???

    I agree with everyone else. It was okay, except they left out a bunch of stuff, and what's up with the singing??? Anyway, i was and am shocked at how poor the movie turned out. Didn't Rowling say anything??? What the were they thinking???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well. . . .

    I haven't really been a HP fan for too long, and the movies are not a big deal for me, but. . . Man it kinda disappoints me that they cut sooo much out. The books are amazing, but the movies are kinda not. In the first movie, they cut out the Sorting Hat's song and in the Fith Book, the song gives a warning. Every body is gonna be like. . "Why is that weird hat singing all of the sudden?!?!?!?!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Close, but no cigar.

    Since the third Harry Potter book was my favorite, I had great expectations for the movie.I did thoroughly enjoy the movie, but compared to the book it was a bit disappointing. It is a shame that so much of the book has to be left out because of time constraints. I give the movie four stars, and the book five.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emily, a reviewer

    I loved the effects but many inportant parts of the story were left out.

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