The Prisoner of Azkaban is a step up from the first two movies. Thanks to director Alfonso Cuarón’s unique vision, Harry’s third adventure is a strong contender for the best movie in the franchise.
From the very first scene, you know things are going to be different this time. The murky hues are a nod to the darker tone of the story, and the film certainly has its fair share of terrifying moments. The dementors, the Grim, the Shrieking Shack, and Lupin’s werewolf transformation are enough to scare anyone.
The film also benefits from the short source material. With the exception of The Deathly Hallows adaptations, all the later movies suffer from some serious pacing issues. But The Prisoner of Azkaban strikes a healthy balance of character moments and plot progression, giving the film a rich sense of authenticity.
Indeed, it’s hardly surprising that so many Harry Potter fans adore this movie. We’ve watched it so many times that we can quote entire scenes without much difficulty. But can you remember all the details for this progressively harder Harry Potter quiz?
Answers at the end!