Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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There's an argument to be made that this is the best Harry Potter film - it is more pacy and grown up than the first two slower more child friendly Christopher Columbus films, and has a distinctive slightly gothic directorial style, but without the grey, dull colour palette and gloomy content of the later films in the series.

The character of Professor Lupin is pitched sympathetically and gets the most screen time here - sadly he doesn't get much more development at any point in the rest of the series.

I like the way they dress the 3 main kids too - keeping it to classic and simple styles with no branding and a look which won't date badly, like jeans and jumpers.

The plot does get a bit messy in the final third, but the time turner is still a fun plot device for creating a unique story. Obviously if they can give it to Hermione to get to more classes they could have used it to save some lives at other points in the series! But that aside, this is a fun instalment.

Jennyred

Love this Film only started watching them a couple of days ago RIP professor Snape and Alan rick man love you lots and this film is great

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Continuity mistake: When Malfoy and his friends bother Ron and Hermione, Harry shows up and messes with the three boys. He grabs hold of Malfoy's feet, lifts them in the air and pulls him across the snow. In the first close-up of the soles of Malfoy's boots, not a speck of snow is on them, though he was just walking in it. Then in the next close-up, his feet still in the air, the soles are now covered in snow. (01:02:45)

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Trivia: The song featured in the trailer (Double, double, toil and trouble...) is the spell the three witches (a.k.a. Weird Sisters) cast in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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Question: What is supposed to happen if you say Voldemort's name? Harry says it throughout the series many times, and nothing happens to him. Why do Arthur Weasley (in this movie) and other people always tell him to stop?

Answer: Actually, nothing happens to anyone who says it. The idea is that Voldemort was so evil that nearly everyone feared saying his name aloud, referring to him only as "You-Know-Who" or "The Dark Lord." Only Harry and Dumbledore freely spoke his name aloud, having no fear of it. However, in HP and the Deathly Hallows, Voldemort, knowing this about Harry, places a jinx on his own name, and anyone saying it will immediately reveal their location. Hermione happened to say "Voldemort" out loud right after she, Harry, and Ron escaped the attack at the wedding and were in the coffee shop. Two Death Eaters appear immediately after she says it, and almost capture the trio.

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