Did anyone else find something about this film to be... off? The way it was directed... all the adult characters seemed lobotomized & the cinematography was glacial, like Mike Leigh by way of David Lynch (or vice versa).
I should mention where I'm coming from: I'm not a huge fan of the HP series. Azkaban was the only one I watched on its own & enjoyed, pre-Rifftrax. And as average as I found Goblet of Fire, hoo boy, after seeing this one I at least appreciated that GoF had a sense of momentum. This... this was... how can I put it. Like it was trying to be "darker" and more "mature", but it went about it in such a drably offputting way. Everyone acted like retarded dream-sequence versions of themselves. I mean, how in god's name do you drain the life out of David Thewlis?! That's a sad, sad accomplishment. Even in other less-than-perfect films, Dr. Moreau for instance, he still has a personality. He had personality in Azkaban. In this movie, he was just a near-mute nondescript guy who sat at a table & watched Gary Oldman talk.
I really didn't like this movie, and I found the glacial drabness to drag the Rifftrax down too. This is the first time I've really felt like a movie "infected" its Rifftrax.
Does anyone get what I'm saying? HP fans or not, did anyone else find this to be a significant drop in quality?