Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The third installment of J. K. Rowling epic Harry Potter series bears the title “The Prisoner of Azkaban”. The  – so far – darkest book in the series.

 

The Plot:
The entire magical world is up in arms. Sirius Black has escaped from the legendary prison Azkaban, that is guarded by the happiness-sucking Dementors. Everybody is afraid, but one boy appears to be in bigger danger than everyone else. Harry Potter is looking forward to another turbulent year in Hogwarts…

 

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Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This is the second part in my series of Harry Potter – Book vs. Movie posts. If you liked The Philosopher’s Stone, read on to find out about the second part, The Chamber of Secrets!

 

The Plot:
Another year in Hogwarts! The young wizard Harry can’t wait to go back to school. After a very exciting first year at the School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, everybody hopes for a more relaxed second year, but this isn’t a normal school. Strange events are lurking just around the corner. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened and the whole school lives in fear. Another riddle to solve for the young Mr. Potter and his friends…

 

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Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Finally, after so many years, I got started on the Harry Potter series. While I saw most of the movies in theatres, I never read the books. It’s time to catch up!

 

The Plot:
Harry Potter appears to be a normal boy, but he has a secret he doesn’t even know about himself.
…Until a letter arrives. As it turns out, Harry is a wizard and not just an ordinary one. He is the most famous kid in the entire magic world. When he was little he survived an attacked of the most evil wizard of all time, while his parents died. It’s time to embrace his heritage and he starts his first school year at Hogwarts, School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Many adventures await…

 

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Book vs. Movie: Trainspotting

This one had ben sitting on my shelf for half an eternity. A month ago I finally grabbed the book and was excited to dive into Irvine Welsh famous story of drug addiction.

 

The Plot:
Trainspotting is actually just a bunch of different scenes and events. Told from different perspectives you get to know the junkies Rent, Sick Boy, Spud and some of their friends. Irvine Welsh tells the tale of their daily struggle.

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Little Shop of Horrors – Old vs. New

Little Shop of Horrors is a special kind of film. The original version was shot in 1960, 22 years a musical was produced and in 1986 the musical was turned into a movie. As this is a very interesting take on one and the same story, I decided to look into the old and the new movie for today’s post!

 

1960 – Directed by Roger Corman

 

1986 – Directed by Frank Oz

 

The Plot:
A rather clumsy young man finds a plant. But not an ordinary one as it soon turns out. Audrey (named after his love interest) lives on blood and gets hungrier each day. Fortunately, there is quite a lot of scum in the neighbourhood to make sure Audrey is well fed and growing strong…

 

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Top 5 Disney Sidekicks

You can probably tell by now that I fancy Disney. I’ve spent many hours watching the movies and today I decided to dedicate a post to all the sidekicks that never failed to make me laugh!

 

Mushu (Mulan):
I love this one for always being at Mulan’s side and never letting her down. He may not be the biggest, strongest dragon in town, but he surely is the one with the biggest heart. He’s funny and tries really hard (even though  he does not always succeed). As one of the clumsiest sidekicks of all time, Mushu always made me laugh.

 

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