Directer Alfonso Cuarón takes the helm for the third installment of the Harry Potter franchise and does not disappoint. The story is told intricately and the wizardry is still awe-inducing. Again the young actors show that they are all maturing very well into their roles, building upon what they have accomplished already in the other installments. Michael Gambon replaces the late Richard Harris as Headmaster Dumbledore, and does a fantastic job of putting his own twist on his portrayal. The story is not as true to the book as the previous installments, but is still able to capture the essence of the wizarding world in admirable fashion. The story is fun and it moves along at a quick enough pace to keep you engaged the whole time. In addition to the story, there is very good CGI used to enhance the experience. The music and set designs are all great as well, just as they have been in the previous installments. As the characters are maturing, so is the story and way the story is being told. The cinematography to this installment looks crisper and feels more professional than before. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is one of the best chapters in the story of Harry Potter, and it is a fun and enjoyable ride. Overall, I give this an 8.5/10.