Friday, September 19, 2008

"Phoenix": does it really fly?


Forgot to mention that along with "Pirates 3", I had started watching a 2-disc version of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". After reading that "Phoenix" is the second highest grossing of the "Potter" films after "Sorcerer's Stone", I had high hopes.
But it took me more than a week to finish off the film. Once again should I blame my moody-ness for the fact that I took so long in finishing off "Phoenix"?
It seemed well-directed and quite adult-ish I have to admit.
But so far my best "Potter" book and also my best "Potter" film is "Prizoner of Azkaban".
Though Phoenix had a lot of magic in it too, "Azkaban" was more magical I have to say. Perhaps it's the golden touch of Mexican art film director Alfonso Cuaron ("Y Tu Mama Tambien") that was responsible for "Azkaban" to be truly artistic and magical.

2 comments:

de Irresistible said...

the book is always 100 times better than the movie... but it depends on your vivid imagination... potter or Lord of the Ring, or any... i prefer the book with my imagination over the movie... the movie is for the lazy!!!

Fali said...

potter books went downhill from azkaban.
as for the movies, they are alright i guess, if you havent read the books. If you HAVE read them then, as with MOST book adaptations into film, you'll have lots to find fault with.