Tag Archives: Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the most bizarre and surreal entry in the series. Waking nightmares and sequences of terror and panic tear away at the mental and emotional stability of the young wizards. There’s a consistent amount of rain in the opening section and even once that lets up, the feeling of unease lingers throughout the film. Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

To be completely honest, I’ve never been able to distinguish this film very well from The Sorcerer’s Stone. To me, they are almost exactly the same film. Yes, the plot, characters and set-pieces are different, but it all feels exactly the same. We do start learning more interesting bits about the history of the world and I do think it does some things better than its predecessor, but I can’t help but notice the sameness of the two films. Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

In 2001, the fantasy film genre took off with the launch of two film adaptations of two the most popular and well-loved fantasy novel series. While my 12-year-old self was eagerly counting the days until the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, another fantasy series slipped past my radar. The series was, of course, Harry Potter, a series I didn’t catch up on until recent years. Continue reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)