Friday, February 3, 2012

Movie #73 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Day #72

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
This is my favorite of the Harry Potter series, because of two simple factors -

  1. The depth of the story, HP3 goes deep into its characters asking a lot of questions that would go on to pave the way for the subsequent movies. Without a primary villain, the movie shifts focus on various secondary characters and goes darker entwined with a lot of emotions. With its complex story, this is one Harry Potter movie that has the ability to stand on its own. Bravo Alfonso CuarĂ³n (he directed it).  
  2. And Sirius Black, first he was bad .. only for us to find out that he was good guy that was framed; as Gary Oldman (in a role that revamped his career) looked really frightening with his portrayal as the wizard who had the audacity to escape Azkaban, a prison guarded by one of the most vicious creatures ever seen in the cinematic world. Also much praise to  CuarĂ³n and his special effects team as the visual effects, the dementors especially, were really frighteningly brilliant.
Oldman as Black
A truly fantastic movie.

Although the werewolf looked really lame -- at least it's better than True Blood's.