Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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13 February 2014
Summary: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix feels as though it was made immediately after Warner Bros. closed out the Goblet of Fire. There's lots of movement and story to cover, but the return of Voldemort and the turmoil it creates in the Ministry of Magic makes for a great movie experience. It's as if the aging of the cast is lending itself more and more to the movies and their quality.
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: A disappointment. The worst in the series by far, and as Daniel Radcliffe gets older his attempts at acting get more pathetic. Julie Andrews clearly should have played Umbridge- they have all the money in the world, couldn't they have made that happen? Butchers the best book in the series, unfotunately.
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.
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 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.
Summary: Although too much is missing to make this an A-List Potter film, Order of the Phoenix is still a fancy production. The character depictions are spot on, and the plot (while deeply condensed) is still enjoyable.
Summary: Aside from the fantastic dementor attack at the beginning, this movie was pretty much not good. WHAT happened at the end in the department of mysteries? All of the shelves just start falling down and there was no cool wand battling in the different rooms like in the book. That was the best part of the book and they left it out. The fifth book has a lot of really good important stuff and moments that they either butchered or just left out.
Summary: I feel bad for reviewing this film so low, because it was done pretty well and the performances were very good for the first time in the series. However, the plot is so boring and so ridiculously "unmagical" that it makes liking this film nearly impossible. Umbridge is just annoying rather than her evil version that is in the book, and the movie fails to put many of the gigantic book's minor plot points into the film.