Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Movie #12: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
4 out of 5
This movie adaptation of J.K. Rowlings 5th book was unfortunately a let down for me. You definitely needed to have read the book first to understand what was going on in the movie. Favorite scenes from the book were left out - Quiddich. Favorite characters - Hagrid, Creature and Tonks had very minimal parts. The movie is very dark in both cinematography and subject. The characters all have a harder edge and definitely not a children's movie. Imelda Staunton who was cast as the perfect Delores Umbridge literally steals the whole movie. Harry, Hermoine and Ron all seem to be getting a little too old for the characters that they play. The best part of the movie was the last 30 minutes, unfortunately you had to sit through the first two hours to get there.

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