Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban

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New magic, new evil, new characters and even more witchcraft and wizardry make Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the best installment yet! Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is back for his third year at Hogwarts when he learns that a convicted murderer named Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from the wizard prison known as Azkaban. Harry also knows that Sirius is coming after him. Harry and his two friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) continue their magic lessons while the prison sends hundreds of Dementors to protect Harry and the other kids. While Harry befriends a flying horse named Buckbeak and Hermione slugs a class bully, the ugly, twisted Dementors begin to become more of a hindrance then a help at Hogwarts. (With Hermione’s right hook maybe she should be protecting the other kids.) What is the connection between Sirius Black and Harry’s past? Why is it critical for Harry to find Sirius first? This film moves at a rapid pace, has exciting action sequences and dark creature violence that seems to be a little too scary for young kids. Of course, it wasn’t too dark or scary for me and I think I only cried once. The acting by the child stars improves with each film and the only negative comments I’ve heard refer to the book being better than the movie. This film is a lot of fun and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
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