There are potential spoilers ahead, so avert your eyes if you haven't yet seen the movie.
I just saw Prisoner of Azkaban, and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I understand the difficulties of cutting a book that size down to a two-hour film, but there sure was a lot left out. I thought there needed to be more explanation of Sirius' sudden turnaround from the Ministry's Most Wanted to long-lost friend and godfather, as well as his escape from the prison and his Animagus properties. I dunno, maybe that's just me.
Did anyone else see the gag at the beginning of the film, when Harry gets off the Knight Bus (I seriously want a bus like that, by the way) and enters the Leaky Caldron? He walks past a crone, hag, or whatever who's sitting at a table reading a book. What's the book? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Given the premise of the ending, I thought that was hilarious.Posted by Linkmeister at June 18, 2004 03:43 PM