I love the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. It might be my favorite in the whole series, and it’s definitely my favorite when compared to the book it’s based on. That being said, there are three things I wished were included. There are more that I enjoyed and would have loved to have seen in the movie, but I understand that cuts had to be made.
However, as many have said, Hermoine is too perfect in the movies. In book 3, Hermione has a massive falling out with Harry and Ron because of two things. First, she turns in Harry’s firebolt to McGonagall to get it checked for jinxes because she thinks it’s from Sirius. Then, she refuses to admit Crookshanks probably killed Scabbers. While she was right about both (somehow), these falling outs, especially the second one, are both definitely her fault. Ron’s jealousy and Harry’s… moodiness were both kept for the next movies, and I wish they’d kept this in here to make sure the trio were all fairly represented. They’re three amazing characters, and it would be nice to see them all be flawed.
Kind of the inverse. This was a great Ron moment. Sirius breaks in to try and kill Scabbers, but Ron wakes up and stops him.This one being cut is kind of inexcusable. There is still a Sirius break-in in the movie, but they used the other one, where he attacked the Fat Lady, and she was temporarily replaced with Sir Cadogan. Seeing as Sir Cadogan was cut from the movie, I don’t get this. It builds Ron’s character and also foreshadows Sirius’s motivation. Definitely more important, so I wish they’d kept this one.
In the book, after Harry and Hermione break Sirius out, Snape knows it was Harry, despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary, and he loses it in front of Fudge, Dumbledore, and Madam Pomfrey. Dumbledore, knowing full well what happened, just calmly enjoys Snape’s rage.
This scene is really unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but I just think Alan Rickman especially and Michael Gambon as well would have been hilarious doing this, and it wouldn’t have been too tough to fit.
Regardless, I do sincerely love the movie adaptation of Prisoner of Azkaban, but I think it could have (somehow) been even better with these small plot points and moments included