This is a blog I just posted on my Buffed Film Buff Instagram, but I decided to share it with this crowd too since there was just a talk about Arrival as well.
Watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) again, because it's freaking amazing, and again I'm trying to help myself understand the timeline. If the theory in Harry Potter is that the present time and when you travel back in time is part of an overlapping timeline, then why does Dumbledore say they might be able to save more than one innocent life? I know the whole point is to go back in time to rescue Sirius and save Buckbeak, but if that's part of the same timeline then isn't it fate that that's gonna happen? That rescuing Sirius is inevitable because when they travel back in time they already know he is going to be saved due to their actions? Then I know the present and future cannot see each other, but when Hermione threw a stone to warn Harry in Hagrid's hut it shows that the future has an effect on the past, not vis versa. So if this stays true than that means that the past literally has no effect on the future if the future people have a time turner, meaning that any issue can be fixed? I am not even following my own thoughts, but a couple of questions. Do you have a good explanation for this timeline theory in PoA? Also, what is your favorite use of time travel in film?