Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

[SOM #26]

This is the third of eight movie reviews of the Harry Potter films.

Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet, Leah Haydu of GamerDork and James Batchelor of GameBurst all return, this time joined by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers and Neil Taylor of both GameBurst and KDS2.0.

In this episode we discuss the sudden change of tone and style as the Potter films mature. A new director; Alfonso Cuaron is brought in to lend proceedings an indie sensibility, and the young cast start to grow into their characters. As Chris states on the show, this is really two stories; one about the wizarding world and one about a boy growing up. We go in-depth on those themes along with discussions on Lupin, The Marauders, time-travel, expeditionary dialogue, and the black specters that are J.K. Rowling’s Dementors.

Stay tuned to the very end for an Easter Egg with a tirade of protest against one Ginny Weasley.

Author: Alex Shaw

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  1. I read somewhere that J.K Rowling said that Lupin was meant to be the metaphor for A.I.Ds/H.I.V, how he was cast from society and homeless and was afraid of “spreading the disease”. Not sure how true it is, but it is an interesting thought.

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