Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
28 July 2014
Summary: In his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry is under pressure as the Ministry of Magic refuses to acknowledge the return of the evil Lord Voldemort branding him a liar. Meanwhile a delightfully evil new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is appointed by the Ministry and she turns Hogwarts into her own...
Excerpt: Well I wouldn't call it a dud, but let it be known: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is easily the worst of the Potter films so far. Granted, this is still a very likeable and certainly recommendable production, but it's not as good as the first two Potter films, and not nearly as good as...
Summary: Potter isn't the same in the Order of the Phoenix. The fantastical bliss has turned to a dark sadness, but there is a determination about the film that keeps it worthy. The signature franchise visuals are also in full bloom.
Summary: Order of the Phoenix isn't a bad film, but it's a transitional one - a bridge between the wonder-filled childlike first few films and the darker territory of the later films. It's well-made and well-acted, but the plot is sometimes slow-moving and the exposition needed to translate the book to...
Summary: With it being the longest book and shortest film they had a lot of work to make this not rushed and boy did they do fantastic. Strong performances, beautiful visuals, great action, thrills and some heartwarming moments. I give this movie 92% of a good film.
Excerpt: Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts and have negative image because of the rumors. The Ministry of Magic refuses to believe the return of Lord Voldemort. A newly appointed Defence Against the Dark Arts Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), a senior Ministry official, teaches theories instead of...
Summary: With newbie director David Yates in control of the Harry Potter franchise, the movie's 'order' has been severely complex, making the wonderful acting from the potter trio & the marvelous CGI kinda hard to follow.
Summary: My least favorite of the books and also the films. It's not that either is bad, it's just that the story is the least interesting of them all. The film does a good job of covering the essential parts and leaving out the un-needed talky ones.
Summary: My personal favorite of the movies, the one I believe is most faithful to the books (while taking into consideration the changes made in the previous movies as well). The final battle between Voldemort and Dumbledore is one of my favorite moments fom the whole Harry Potter franchise.