Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW ENTERTAINING IS THE ADVENTURE IN HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN?
This Harry Potter instalment is only mildly entertaining, but is darker and still flat. This fantasy film will truly be loved by many Harry Potter fans.
Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermoine return to Hogwarts to study Wizardry where they learn about an escaped prisoner who poses threat towards Harry.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman
Writer: Steve Kloves
Release Date (Australia): 10 June 2004
Runtime: 141 minutes/2h 21m
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film features themes such as the use of magic, depictions of fantasy creatures and scenes of peril in a fantasy context.
There are scenes of mild fantasy violence, including depictions of people being thrown across rooms by magic and a character’s leg being broken.
The film contains use of the term “bloody hell”.
PG (for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Whilst it’s much improved after the excruciatingly slow pace of The Chamber of Secrets, the third Harry Potter chapter will definitely receive terrible ratings from fantasy haters. It’s even to the first two instalments, including plenty of magic and prolonged excitement. But Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is flat, uninteresting and entirely ridiculous.
Once again, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the three engaging but expectedly tedious students of Hogwarts. Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter is then the “chosen-one” to solve some fantastical issue. If he succeeds, it’s all a happy ending until the next instalment.
It’s hard to understand why audiences enjoy what feels like the same story over and over. There’s nothing else to say other than the fact that it’s only mildly entertaining and will impress fantasy film fans with it’s uninteresting components. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is well made and can be considered the best of the three, but is an unenjoyable and ridiculous adventure.
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