After the success of Y Tu Mama Tambien, director Alfonso Cuaron moved to a very different project: a franchise film for kids, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Or was it so different? Themes of adolescence and identity, a darker tone for the series, and typically skilled direction make this an interesting entry in Cuaron’s body of work, and among the best Harry Potter films of the entire series.
Next week on the show, we are changing course, and signing off. We will be recording our final show and going out with a bang. Our final episode of the Stake Podcast will not be Children of Men. It will be Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
It’ll be a fun, fond, farewell.