Review: Harry Potter & the Order of Phoenix (2007)

-Order-of-the-Phoenix-Directed by: David Yates
Released:
July 11, 2007
DVD Released:
November 11, 2007
Runtime:
138 min

Cast:

Daniel Radcliffe … Harry Potter
Emma Watson … Hermione Granger
Rupert Grint … Ron Weasley

Plot (flixter):
The Rebellion Begins…
After returning to Hogwarts to begin his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter discovers that much of the wizarding world, including the Ministry of Magic, is in denial about Lord Voldemort’s return. The Order of the Phoenix, a group sworn against Voldemort, is using its vast array of wizards and witches magical abilities to combat Voldemort. Cornelius Fudge, Minister for Magic, suspects that Dumbledore is using these claims of The Dark Lord’s return as a means to over-throw Fudge as Minister. In retaliation, a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher is appointed by the Ministry in order to keep an eye on Hogwarts. This new teacher, Professor Umbridge, implies strict new teachings and rules, forcing a group of students, under the tutelage of Harry, to form a club, by the name of Dumbledore’s Army…

I say…

As I’ve known from reading the book, I was not that much satisfied watching the previous installment of the Harry Potter series. I think that majority of its important parts were not even included in the movie, most especially the real emotion during the parting of Harry & Sirius. Harry Potter readers must know by heart what really happened and why it was so painful for Harry when Sirius died. I was also looking forward to the confrontation between him and Dumbledore in the end, but it was brief and very mild.
But effects-wise, it’ll have to be a thumbs up sign. It made me feel I had quite normal imagination when I saw Grimmauld’s Place and the Ministry of Magic, because they appeared pretty much the same as I have imagined them when I read the Order of Phoenix not so long ago. The floo networks were amazing. The green flames are so alive and real!
Notwithstanding the mentioned disappointing observations, I guess the main emotion suggested by the Order of Phoenix was achieved quite well. It didn’t come in its exact package yet I felt it somehow. I guess it strengthened the emotions too, even for non readers. It simply affirms that there’s more to come and more to look forward to.

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