As with the other Harry Potter movies, I first watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when it came out, in 2004 (I was 9). Of course, I’ve watched it a lot more since then, otherwise, I probably wouldn’t be able to do the review right now! :p
More recently, I’ve watched it last year. And should be rewatching it at Christmas in my annual rewatch of the Harry Potter movies.
When Sirius Black, a dangerous sorcerer escapes from the Prison of Azkaban, the whole wizarding world is shaken. But it’s not until Harry learns why he was in jail that he starts to get afraid himself. Sirius was convicted of betraying his parents to Voldemort, he who was once the best friend of his parents and his own godfather. With the help of the new Defense against the Dark Arts teacher, Remus Lupin, Harry will learn the truth and confront Voldemort once more.
Or you can watch the trailer right here.
So, where to start? The Prisoner of Azkaban is one of my favorite books in the series and I was really happy with the way it was adapted.
I really love the story because it’s where you meet Remus and Sirius, two of my favorite characters in the series. You also get to see the way the trio is really starting to grow up and be teenagers. And actually, one of the few criticisms I have about the movie is the fact that you are seeing all of the students in their Muggle clothes way too much.
But, back to the story. The Prisoner of Azkaban is one of my favorite books because it’s also when you start learning a lot about what happened before Harry Potter’s story started, during the first war against Voldemort. Of course, it all starts coming together in The Order of the Phoenix (my favorite book and second favorite movie).
Should you watch it?
Of course, you should watch the Harry Potter series! But start with the first one, if you start with The Prisoner of Azkaban there are a lot of things you might not get…
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