The movie/book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the third movie of the eight Harry Potters. It is a great movie, although not my favorite Harry Potter. Harry, Ron and Hermione start there third year at Hogwarts with a killer on the loose. Sirius Black, believed to be a faithful servant of Lord Voldemort. After Voldemort’s fall, Sirius was sent to Azkaban but now he has escaped and is on the loose. Harry doesn’t know much about him, but many believe that Harry is in grave danger. They think that Sirius will come after Harry to get revenge for who is believed to be his former master.
At Hogwarts, Hagrid was made the teacher of Care of Magical Creatures. In his first lesson, he wants to make a good impression on the students. He brings a hippogriff (Buckbeak) to class and shows the class. Everyone is afraid of the great beast but Hagrid chooses Harry to approach it. Harry bows to Buckbeak and he lets Harry pet him. Then he lets Harry fly on his back and they go around the castle. When they get back, Malfoy wants to pet Buckbeak too, but he gets attacked because he didn’t approach him right. Malfoy gets seriously hurt and is rushed to the hospital wing.
The new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is Remus Lupin. He was an old friend of Harry’s father and is very fond of Harry. He tells Harry stories about his parents and his memories of them. Harry also finds out that Sirius Black was a friend of James and Lily. This makes Harry very upset. He thinks that Sirius betrayed his parents and is the reason they are dead. Meanwhile, Buckbeak has been sentenced to death because of his attack on Malfoy and Hagrid is very upset about it.
On the day of Buckbeak’s execution, Harry, Ron and Hermione go down to Hagrid’s hut to support him. When they see Dumbledore, Fudge and the executioner coming, they leave because they are not supposed to be there. As they watch from the top of the hill, Scabbers, Ron’s rat, escapes from Ron’s hands and start to run away. As Ron chases after him, Harry and Hermione chase after Ron. When Ron finally catches Scabbers, he sees a big dog behind Harry and Hermione. The dog starts attack Ron and pulls him into a secret passage way in the Womping Willow. When Harry and Hermione finally get into the passage way they follow the blood trail into the Shrieking Shack. There, they face none other than Sirius Black, the mad killer who is thought to be after Harry.
Harry is filled with so much rage seeing Sirius, that all he wants to do is kill him. However, he is stopped. Remus Lupin barges in and appears to start helping Sirius. But, they soon explain that Sirius never really betrayed Harry’s parents and he was definitely not loyal to the Dark Lord. There was actually another man who was both of these things, Peter Pettigrew. Sirius lunges at Scabbers and Ron is very confused. It is soon made clear that Scabbers is actually Peter Pettigrew as an animagus, someone who can turn into an animal. Pettigrew had faked his own death and fled as a rat. He had been hiding as Ron’s pet ever since, waiting to help Lord Voldemort come back to power. Sirius and Lupin try to kill Pettigrew, but Harry stops them. He doesn’t think that his dad would want them to be killers.
When they get out of the Shrieking Shack, there is a full moon. This is very bad because Lupin is a werewolf and starts transforming. Everyone tries to stop him, but it is too late. He injures Sirius and runs off into the forest. Harry goes after Sirius but they are attacked by dementors and taken to the hospital wing. In there, Dumbledore tells Harry and Hermione to go back in time using the time turner. Hermione has been using it to get to all her classes that are at the same time because of her loaded schedule. When Harry and Hermione go back in time, they are able to free Buckbeak and Sirius. Sirius rides off of Buckbeak and is free. Harry is happy that Sirius is free and innocent and hopes to see him again.