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My favorite Harry Potter film is...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
1 (2.3%)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
0 (0%)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
16 (37.2%)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4 (9.3%)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
11 (25.6%)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2 (4.7%)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
7 (16.3%)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
2 (4.7%)

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Re: It has ended. Favorite Harry Potter film of the series?
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2018, 11:55:29 AM »
No, but that's because the stories get much better from Goblet on, through no merit of Yates.
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Re: It has ended. Favorite Harry Potter film of the series?
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2018, 03:55:51 PM »
I think my biggest problem was the tonal inconsistency of having this be a rather whimsical story with some goofy sensibilities bumped up against this dark, brooding tone that I never felt reading the book. Christopher Columbus set a good tone with the first two and while I get that this is a more proficient film, I would have liked a tone closer to Columbus's work.

I always felt in the books that Goblet of Fire was when the series eased more into the darker material. I get that there are some terrifying ideas in Prisoner of Azkaban, but Cuaron shoots the thing like a dang horror picture, which is not what I had in mind when I read the books. And then there's this really wacky, broad humor that doesn't work for me at all and feels completely out of place.

Plus, I always felt like Prisoner of Azkaban was the weakest of the books as the big reveal was this odd bait and switch involving a bunch of characters that weren't that well set up in the books and feel even more rushed in the movie.

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Re: It has ended. Favorite Harry Potter film of the series?
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2018, 06:50:34 PM »
Plus, I always felt like Prisoner of Azkaban was the weakest of the books as the big reveal was this odd bait and switch involving a bunch of characters that weren't that well set up in the books and feel even more rushed in the movie.

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Re: It has ended. Favorite Harry Potter film of the series?
« Reply #94 on: January 09, 2018, 10:58:54 AM »
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Re: It has ended. Favorite Harry Potter film of the series?
« Reply #95 on: January 09, 2018, 02:32:17 PM »
DarkeningHumour is already the name of a muggle rock band. We're five pasty metal heads in their mid fourties who share an account and a mylittleponyworld.com password.
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