Forever and forever there will be the debate of what is the best movie within the Harry Potter franchise. For some, that title takes it The prisoner of Azkaban 2004 directed by Alfonso Cuarón. And there are several reasons to say that it is the best of the saga starring Daniel Radcliffe. HERE our ranking.
Among them is that it is a film that leave that childish aspect of the first two, to give the entrance to the gloomy aspect that marked the following. Hogwarts is no longer a happy and safe place, it is bleak because history is. The details are more specific, and of all, it is the most “magical” and intelligent. It was the first with Michael Gambon like Dumbledore. The last one involving John Williams.
Nor do we deny that Alfonso Cuarón missed the opportunity to film some of the book’s favorite scenes. However, while for some it has been unforgivable, for most (we include ourselves), it is wonderful. In fact, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban It is the one that integrates the best cast of all … including Ian Brown. HERE the musicians and best cameos of the saga.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
In this third installment, Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts after the announcement that Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban. He is the first to escape, an assassin who supposedly worshiped Voldemort and he’s looking for Harry to kill him and help “You Know Who” rise to power.
In most of the film, we believe that indeed, Sirius Black is a madman who wants to kill Harry. But he is the only relative left to the young wizard and who was unjustly accused of betraying Harry’s parents who led them to his death. Sirius is his godfather, and Scabbers is the real culprit.
The prisoner of Azkaban, As we were talking about, he introduced us to a group of new faces in the cast that is hard to beat. Michael Gambon, Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis y Timothy SpallThese last three are in the most exciting scene of the film, which is precisely Alfonso Cuarón’s “favorite”.
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The best scene for Alfonso Cuarón
In Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, the HBO Max special for the 20 years since the premiere of the first film in the franchise, The protagonists and the different directors who were in command of the eight Harry Potter productions meet. Among them, of course, is Alfonso Cuarón.
The Mexican director talks about how Prisoner Azkaban It is a coming-of-age movie, as they go from childhood to adolescence in a much darker setting thanks, in large part, for the presentation of the dementors. Cuarón says that the description of these entities in JK Rowling’s book is quite terrifying, and that is what he tried to print on the tape with beings that absorb the essence of people, specifically that of Harry Potter.
While talking about the tape, we see Gary Oldman with Daniel Radcliffe discussing the film and the relationship between Sirius and Harry. The Oscar winner remembers the scene where “the one and onlyAlan Rickman appears alongside him, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel.
It’s about the scene in The Shrieking Shack where Harry, Ron, and Hermione meet Sirius Black. Ron discovers that his rat is Peter Pettigrew, whom Sirius is trying to harm. Then comes Oar Lupine. The three wizards think he’s going to fight Sirius, but it turns out they are friends and he wants them to give him a chance to explain why the years he spent in Azkaban were unfair. While all of this is going on Snape arrives to attack Sirius.
“Never in my life have I been in a scene with such an amazing cast. It is a very long scene that has several twists in its plot … It was very funny, it is very intense”Says the Mexican director. Here we leave them.
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Alfonso Cuarón reveals the best scene from ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’