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June 08, 2004

Azkaban

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Bubble bubble
toil and trouble
fire burn and cauldron bubble
something wicked this way comes!

Wonderful.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 8, 2004 08:59 AM

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Yeah, but the wanted poster isn't nearly as fun if it isn't SCREAMING MANIACALLY TOWARDS YOU AND IN BOTH PROFILES, ON AND ON AND ON AND ON!

*brrr* Scariest thing in the movie.

Posted by: *** Dave at June 8, 2004 01:38 PM

I was poking around looking for an animated gif to achieve the exact effect you describe. I think there is a Shock/Flash version of it at the Warner site...

Posted by: Flea at June 8, 2004 01:43 PM

I loved the movie. I'd see it again in a heartbeat. And I'm about as far from being a fan of the Potter franchise as one can get. Rather than write my usual novel in your comments, I'll just link to mine. =)

http://taylor.textamerica.com/?r=915618

Posted by: Chris Taylor at June 8, 2004 05:55 PM

Flea:

I saw it and I liked it but I wish that it was maybe 20 minutes longer (and I say that as a person with a bad knee that always acts up right around the 2 hour mark of any movie). I mean, we barely saw a blast-ended skrewt and Dumbledore's building confrontation with the ministry of magic was barely touched upon. There was no explanation of the "mooney, wormtail, etc." references and about a dozen other interesting and relevant little details and Professor Trelawney got very short shrift (and it's not like they had just anybody playing her). Longest book (of the first three) and shortest movie. I wanted a bit more. On the other hand, seeing it on opening night (midnite on Thursday before its official first day) was a blast. I love going with all of the real die-hard fans who really get into it.
On a related note, I hear that the next movie, which was filmed simultaneously, should be coming out sooner rather than later. Given everything that happens in Goblet of Fire, I can't see how it could be anything but terrific though one wonders, again, how much of the book they'll be able to stuff into the movie.

Posted by: Jheka at June 8, 2004 06:03 PM

All good criticisms, Jheka. This makes me want to read the book(s) again!

There is now some screamy goodness for ***Dave in the next post...

Posted by: Flea at June 9, 2004 10:19 AM

On my business trip just finished, I was sorely tempted to pick up a p/b Azkaban from the airport bookstore, even though I have a h/c at home. But, yes, I want to read it again.

I'd not heard that the next movie'd been filmed at the same time. That might (must!) get around some of the "that's not a 13-year-old" problems they're having ...

Posted by: *** Dave at June 9, 2004 12:38 PM

That's why they filmed them together ... the kids are growing like weeds. Also, the three main kids are only signed through the next movie. I wonder if they'll get new actors for The Order of the Phoenix ... and who knows when the two after that will be out ... the books aren't even out yet. I hope the series survives the changes (I miss Richard Harris).

Posted by: Jheka at June 9, 2004 09:01 PM