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Prisoner of Azkaban

Awesome film. Awesome adaption. Just...yeah.

Scattered thoughts. I'll have to see it again before I can really hone in.

* Still not liking the look, but Remus was wonderful. He was so mentor-y! Can he please come back in the next film so he and Harry can be all Giles and Buffy? And the music was really cool.

* I adored the scene with all the Gryff boys hanging out in their dormitory. Just so nice to see them so relaxed and friendly.

* Dear god, the Remus/Sirius just dripped off the screen! A good proper embrace. And "old married couple". And when Sirius is holding Remus as he transforms, telling him -- what was the line? Something about who he is in his heart. Guh.

* On the other hand, movie!Remus seems to have a tendresse for Lily. Odd. Also, ick.

* Ron was such a cutie. His spider nightmare!

* Maybe I've just been reading and writing too much fanfic, but when Harry was casting spells under the sheets, it did seem a bit...metaphory. *g*

* Not to mention when the shot in this icon came up and the camera started a pan downwards, I actually thought we were going to see Harry and Ron clutching at each other across Hermione. It's hard to shake the fanfic brain.

* Uh, what were Harry and Remus doing hiking through the woods? And why would Remus go on a five mile hike and then say that can't teach Harry because he has to rest?

* Having the Harry-Snape-Remus confrontation in a dark hallway was very nice indeed. I tried to keep my ears open for exclamations from any Harry/Snape shippers in the audience, but I didn't hear any. (There was a bit of Harry/Draco commotion earlier though.)

* Dear god, Draco's little kiss note to Harry! So funny! I can't wait til I get the DVD so I can get a proper look at it.

* I thought the movie was really well focused. Lean and mean.

* But it was odd that they never came right out and said who MWPP were.

* I thought I would cry when Sirius told Harry that "the ones we love never really leave us." Sirius! Wah! Mean film makers!

* Such a nice touch at the end with the music when Harry takes off on his Firebolt. Just like his first flight. And that ending shot was priceless.

* NIfty credits! And nice bit at the end.

Forgetting all sorts, I'm sure. Ah well.

So, I hear JKR said that the movie had inadvertently foreshadowed some things from books 6 and 7. What do you suppose they are?

* Some revelation about Remus and Lily?

* The return of Sirius? Re his heartrending line.

* In the scene where Hermione comes up to invisible crying Harry and pulls off his cloak, there's a long shot of them -- Harry and Hermione crouched together, then Ron standing straight and far away -- and it made me think suddenly: Ron is going to betray them. I hope that's not true. And I suppose if it is foreshadowing, it could just be romantic. But. It affected me strongly.

Hey, if you've posted a PoA review in the last week, I'd love it if you'd link me here. I'd like to read a bunch, but find the idea of skipping back through so much LJ daunting.


In the scene where Hermione comes up to invisible crying Harry and pulls off his cloak, there's a long shot of them -- Harry and Hermione crouched together, then Ron standing straight and far away -- and it made me think suddenly: Ron is going to betray them. I hope that's not true. And I suppose if it is foreshadowing, it could just be romantic. But. It affected me strongly.

See, I didn't notice that when I saw it, but now that you mentioned it, it's setting off warning bells. When the line fuss was all about, my view on it was Hermione will play a more prominant role in 6 & 7. I wasn't sure what, but man, if it's that Ron ends up betraying them I will cry. A lot. And then applaud JKR for doing a brilliant job at continuity and the idea of true friendship that has so been shattered in both Harry's generation and his parents previously by Voldemort.

I would cry a lot too. Ron is my fave. He must be good and kind and noble and true!

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Here you go. And looking at it again, I realise it's obvious now that Harry and Ron are groping each other, just we can't see it because it's behind.

My sleep-deprived commentary from 16 hours ago, for what it's worth.
:D

http://www.livejournal.com/users/florahart/85604.html

I started bookmarking reviews of PoA before I went to see it,and I've been keeping on doing it just because it's kind of interesting seeing all the different kinds of reactions.

Interestingly, those who went to see it earliest seem to have liked it least. Presumably the book-enthusiasts see all the changes from the book. (Or possibly the Snape fans disappointed at the lack of Snape, though what there was, was excellent.)

Hmm, interesting thoughts. I think that some people were quite disappointed by the adaption. I learned from LotR that I can't get too invested in "book vs movie" comparisons because I start getting pissy that my favourite scenes were cut. *g* And there are things I still wish hadn't been missed. But, really, I'm quite satisfied on the whole.

And thanks for the link!

In the scene where Hermione comes up to invisible crying Harry and pulls off his cloak, there's a long shot of them -- Harry and Hermione crouched together, then Ron standing straight and far away -- and it made me think suddenly: Ron is going to betray them. I hope that's not true. And I suppose if it is foreshadowing, it could just be romantic. But. It affected me strongly.

I saw that too, but That Will Not Happen. My entire worldview will shatter if that happens. He may be tempted, but he will not fall. Period.

I mean. Ron.

I saw that too, but That Will Not Happen. My entire worldview will shatter if that happens. He may be tempted, but he will not fall. Period.


Amen. <3s RON!

This is something I realised in the new screen caps. Am now obsessed with Ron. Talk like that TERRIFIES me.

I need a new Ron!Icon.

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As a bashful yet unrepentent H/H shipper, I'm intrigued by your idea. And more impatient than ever for Book 6.

My review, a little sleep-deprived and Emma Watson-heavy, is here.

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I find myself not impatient for book 6. I think that's because unlike a TV fandom, we get the canon doled out in these massive universe shattering chunks and I'm just not ready for another paradigm shift. If I weren't writing fanfic, I'm sure I'd be dying for it. Weird!

http://www.livejournal.com/users/biichan/162748.html

My babbly review. In which I wax hyper on Alfonso Cuaron and the sex appeal of Remus, Sirius, and Dean Thomas. *blush*

Maybe I've just been reading and writing too much fanfic, but when Harry was casting spells under the sheets, it did seem a bit...metaphory. *g*

Oh, I thought that was both blatant and adorable in a puppyish way. A 13-year-old boy playing with his wand under the sheets (making it light up, no less *g*); when I write it out in words, it makes it sound dirty, but I thought it was an incredibly cute metaphor for his growing up.

I really like that way of looking at it. Just makes it so normal, which, of course, it totally is. And not purient. Thank you!

it's going a little far to call this a review but reaction to POA is here:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/cesario/67805.html

I don't think Ron will betray them because he's based on one of Rowling's closest friends and I don't think she'd do that with the character as a result (although what do I know?! LOL!). But now I'm intrigued by this inadvertent foreshadowing! Might have to go and see it again just to see if I can garner any clues...

My review is here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/xanthefic/8694.html#cutid3
But I'm not in the fandom at all - I really enjoy the books so I'm coming to it from that angle.

You're going all meta on me here! *g* I wonder -- I think she'd do it if the plot demanded it.

And, oh, becasue apparently I couldn't sleep until I'd said my bit: http://www.livejournal.com/users/sanj/120833.html#cutid1

http://www.livejournal.com/users/louiselux/165720.html#cutid1

Here's mine. It's quite long, and a fairly random collection of thoughts.

So, I hear JKR said that the movie had inadvertently foreshadowed some things from books 6 and 7. What do you suppose they are?

Ron/Hermione. Okay, there's a bit of that in the books, but not as much as in the movie. It's the only thing I can think of, but I have to see it again and oay closer attention. But I like the idea about Ron betraying them. It would give the book an even sharper edge. And I always liked fics with Ron as a death eater. Not that there are many. Still, I don't think she is going to do that. Harry Potter has been about the power of friendship from the very beginning, and I really don't think that JK Rowling would tear apart Harry/Ron/Hermione. The betrayal will come from Percy. Sure, it would be more interesting if Ron was betraying them, and Percy would be the one to discover it, nobody believing him because of the things he did in book 5 etc. But that's stuff for fanfic, I don't think it will happen in the books.



I don't know -- Percy seems to obvious a choice. I think he'll reconcile with his family soon.

The whole thing with MWPP and friendships being torn apart is too strong a theme for it not to be echoed in the main story line, I think.

But I guess we'll see. :) I certainly don't *want* my ickle Ronniekins to turn againt them.

I've been collecting PoA film-related posts in a memories category here. :-)

* In the scene where Hermione comes up to invisible crying Harry and pulls off his cloak, there's a long shot of them -- Harry and Hermione crouched together, then Ron standing straight and far away -- and it made me think suddenly: Ron is going to betray them. I hope that's not true. And I suppose if it is foreshadowing, it could just be romantic. But. It affected me strongly.

There is that possibility, of course, but if you look at Hagrid's scene where he tells the kids Buckbeak's going to be executed, you see Ron and Hermione standing on one side, and Harry on the other.. the distance between them so obvious..

oh, and, my review wasn't that interesting, since I just mainly squealed a lot, but, you might want to read my latest post(and *please*, mentio it in your LJ, I want to make sure as many people as possible read this!)


There is that possibility, of course, but if you look at Hagrid's scene where he tells the kids Buckbeak's going to be executed, you see Ron and Hermione standing on one side, and Harry on the other.. the distance between them so obvious..

Aieee! And Harry was dressed in black in that scene! Wah!