What can you say about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie?
July 9, 2007 5:28am CST
I've watched the advanced screening last friday courtesy of radio Magic 89.9. It's a must see movie for Potter fans. But I haven't read the book yet so it was new for me about a death in the movie. I was expecting quidditch match, ghosts roaming in the school, war between the dumbledore's army and valdemort's deatheaters using their broomsticks (like the quidditch), fight between harry and malfoy, new magic from harry or hermione BUT NONE of these things. there's no room for them... As usual, the movie started in the Harry's muggle family and finished when the schoolyear ends at Hogwarts. There's candles still floating, entities in the forest, valdemort trying to kill harry, etc. Inspite on all of this, I'm still looking forward to the last two movies.
13 Sep 07
Well I think if you have followed the Harry Potter series up until now, you're probably bound to conclude the series by watching the remaining two. As for the Order of the Phoenix I have mixed feelings. I was very positively moved by the performances of (the fabulous) Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman. However I still have problems with the logic of Potter movies (or books for that matter). Are we to understand that the Ministry of Magic secretly supports the return of Voldemort? I think that was not the intention, although from my perspective it would have been more believable. I was much amused by the review of Roger Ebert, http://www.rogerebert.com, when in the opening lines he starts with "Whatever happened to the delight and, if you'll excuse the term, the magic in the "Harry Potter" series?"
10 Jul 07
Well i miss the cute little harry, and hermione and ron's funniest with that black smudge on his face. But as the matter is progressing, they need more than magic to deal with the enemies. And rowling is taking all the audience to grow up with her characters. We are supposed to grow up with them, so the movies isn't serving little kids anymore with the same magic and comedy and drama. We already symphatized with harry losing his parents. And even what happens, though i am beginning to resent rowling, i still want to finish the whole story and the movie series.