Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD.

I often hear about movies in general that "the book was better". In the case of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as well as all the movies in the Harry Potter series, the books were equally as good as the movies. (It is impossible and therefore foolish to compare the two media, because the two are very different: books you can put down and pick up at any time, and rely more heavily on the reader being able to imagine the story, while movies are an almost purely visual medium, letting people supend believe for about two hours. Books tell while movies show.) At first I thought the movie was going to be too long for my liking, but then I remembered the twist, making the movie really two in one. It's not as scary as the second movie, but it does have a spider and snake scene (all rolled into one), and the Dementors, one of whom we meet at the very beginning, are probably the scariest neutral characters ever.