Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 British fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the third instalment in the Harry Potter film series, was written by Steve Kloves and produced by Chris Columbus (director of the first two instalments), David Heyman, and Mark Radcliffe. The story follows Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts as he is informed that a prisoner named Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban intending to kill him.
Conquering fear is a hug theme here. Friendship, love, bravery, and loyalty are always major themes in the series. So is the idea of making good choices. Diverse cast and strong female characters.
Harry's school book attacks him (the book is equipped with eyes and teeth and attacks very abruptly so it may cause a jump). Draco gets kicked by a Hippogriff (a sort of mix between a falcon and a horse). His father makes a complaint and arranges to have the Hippogriff executed. We see the execution from on top of a hill and the actual killing is not visible. All we see is the executioner raise and then lower his axe from far away and we see birds fly when the axe lowers. However as shown later, the Hippogriff was rescued and all the executioner was really lowering his axe on was a pumpkin. Hermione punches Draco in the face. A black dog attacks Ron and drags him by the leg. Harry disarms Snape, and in the process sends him flying across the room and crashing into a bed. Lupin's transformation into a werewolf is particularly frightening. You see his backbone protrude and reshape as well as his feet and his face. He then goes on to attack Harry, Ron & Hermione but is intercepted by Sirius (as a dog). They erupt into a fight and Lupin nearly kills Sirius. Recommended MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some creature violence and frightening images.
3 uses of bloody hell, 2 uses of bloody, 1 use of damn and 1 mild use of bitch.
In the oppening sequence, Marge, Vernon and Petunia drink some brandy. Marge also lets her pet bulldog drink brandy out of her glass. Fudge and Rosmerta drink some alcoholic drinks from a bottle.
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is considered as "The best!" All viewers aged 10 and up will be admitted to see the film.