As the new Potter film (Order of the Phoenix) is due to be released and the last book is out a couple of weeks later my household has been over-run by all things Harry Potter. Please note there are no children in my home (says a lot about me).
I decided to go back over the last four Harry Potter films (look at my other Harry Potter reviews, if you want) and get the feel for them again before watching the new one at the IMAX.
So onto the review:
With a new director the third Harry Potter film has a new look and a new feel to it.
This could have gone so wrong but this film feels a lot more 'grown up' and the acting from our main characters has improved ten-fold.
I am terrible for inconsistences. Example of which, "Why has Hagrids hut moved?", and, "The Whomping Willow wasn't there in the second film". This is just my own bad habit which actually makes me question the film makers rather than enjoying the film.
I enjoyed this film so much I let it pass (that does NOT happen very often). This film has a much better feel to it that the previous two offerings due to the colour pallette used, the set design / special effects and the fade ins and fade outs. It has a feel of a very old film.
The supporting cast need a nod here as Gary Oldman, David Thewlis and Alan Rickman on screen together was fantastic and made me want more (role on Order of the Phoenix).
Excellent film and brillaint DVD package again. Do me a favour and play the catch Scabbers game just to hear the immortal line, "There is Scabbers, the dirty, little rat", well it made me laugh.