I know what you’re thinking — as big a Harry Potter freak as you are and you haven’t written about the movie yet? Well, I hadn’t seen it. At least not until yesterday. You see, I have these two small people living with me. It’s weird how much of my time they take up. It’s also crazy, and you won’t believe this, but they aren’t quiet or still in the movies when I take them!
So we had to wait until the little monkeys were staying elsewhere — in this case with my parents — before we could see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. We saw it yesterday afternoon. AT LAST! Waiting that long was agony.
My verdict is that it was great. I think it was faithful to the book with a few small exceptions. I’m not sure what purpose the shrunken heads served, or why the sudden ban on underage wizards in the Three Broomsticks. I really liked the fact that the kids wore street clothes a lot, which made them look like normal kids. I didn’t get to see as much of Hogsmeade as I wanted to, but what I saw was really interesting. I hope the DVD puts in some of those things that were cut.
I rehashed the movie with Steve yesterday. I think we agreed that the actors just keep getting better looking as they grow up. They will be very nice-looking men and women soon. I was a little worried about how the story would fare in the hands of a new director, but I think he did a good job. The movie had a different look, but not so different as to be unrecognizable.
I enjoyed it immensely, and my first thought was that I wanted to see it again immediately. I love losing myself in that world.
I need to get some work done, so I need to get off this computer. I spent way too much time today at J.K. Rowling’s Official Site, which is easily the best writer’s site I’ve visited.