Tuesday, November 29, 2005

This New Yorker review ...

Articulates something I felt after seeing the new Harry Potter movie this weekend:
Still, he cannot do much about the slightly tired sadism that is creeping into the cracks of the Potter franchise. The tournament, for instance, is hailed with rah-rah enthusiasm, like any other sporting event, yet it basically entails putting a bunch of young people through dragonish perils, and mortifying fear, all for the edification of the youthful masses and their freaky overlords. Caligula would have liked it.
The review goes on to mention how the teenager drama that fills the middle of the movie is one of the more endearing parts, and I'd have to agree as well.
The Current Cinema: Boy Wonders [NYer]

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