Ashton Kutcher has blocked out some painful childhood memories. He discovers he is able to go back and forth in time and he tries to fix past wrongs, yet it always makes everything else extremely different. That damn tricky time travel.
I thought this movie was pretty good, but if you are going to watch it, you have to but aside any disbelief. It was filled with major plot holes with the time travel. It was also confusing in parts. When he went back and changed one thing and didn’t like it, he went back to a different point to change things, but I was unsure if the other stuff he had changed had also happened or didn’t. I think the movie needed to be a lot longer to explain all of the stuff going on, but seeing the different realities was pretty cool.
Also, the DVD went all wacko in one part. We couldn’t fast forward past the skipping part so we had to go to the next chapter. We figured out what happened soon after, but it would have been nice to actually see the rest of the scene.
Ashton Kutcher didn’t act like an idiot so I guess he can act. I forgot that I was actually watching Kelso so I think that’s pretty good. If I can’t separate an actor from a previous character then I think they pretty much suck as an actor.
Finally, the way he actually time traveled was super goofy. It was another thing that needed suspension of disbelief because reading words from your journal and watching them go squiggly is quite a neat trick for time traveling. I should try that but the last time I wrote in a diary was eighth grade and no way in hell do I want to go back there.
Harry Potter and friends are back at Hogwart's for a third year, but a prisoner from Azkaban has escaped with rumors that he is after Harry.
I convinced Jer to go see his movie when we figured everyone would either be outside doing picnic/bbq stuff or watching Spiderman 2. There weren't many people in the theater so it was nice. I think Jer still managed to have a whispering kid behind him though.
I thought this movie was awesome. The direction was great. He made everything look really pretty and dark and magical. I can't even remember what Hogwarts or the grounds around it looked like in the first two movies, since they were so bland. The other director guy has no vision whatsoever. I thought he was a horrible director after watching the first two movies. I saw them because I enjoyed the books, but thought he did a bad job with them since I never wanted to watch them again.
I wouldn't mind seeing this movie again. I thought he got the spirit of the books into the movie and even added little funny bits here and there, like the whomping willow tree shaking off its leaves all at once or Buckbeak jumping around trying to eat bats that were flying by its head.
I do agree that it would have been nice of them to explain the names on the map were actually the four guys. Jer thought they had just used it when they were younger, but didn't realize they created it. It would have also been good to explain how Sirius escaped Azkaban. Other than that, anything that was left out, I thought was okay.
The movie didn't feel too long or too rushed trying to fit everything in and there was a lot to fit into this movie. I know he isn't directing the fourth movie, which is a shame since I thought he did a great job with this one. I hope the next director is as good or better.