Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Hee... Lucky Polarbear managed to win gala premiere tickets to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This time round, Shaw Lido is transformed into a mini Hogwarts.

This is based on the 4th book of the Harry Potter series. For me and my sis, being a fan of Harry Potter, we are happy that we can watch this show first hand. Hee... Well the screen not that big and the seats not comfortable for a 2.5 hours show, at least for the cinema that I was allocated. Still prefer Cathay anytime!

After watching the show, I can only say that, same for the rest of the 3 shows, it tries to be faithful to the book. This 4th book is the thickest of the 4 books (870 pages) and yet the film is one of the shortest. So what can you conclude? Hee... However the flow if the movie is still there and yet able to keep to the true essence of the book.

This movie / book introduces a few new characters:

Professor Dolores Umbridge, so call a spy from the Ministry of Magic planted by the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, as the new Defence of Dark Arts teacher. She is the villain in the movie. I hated her. Haa..... She is the one in pink.

Luna Lovegod is a student in Hogwarts that joined Harry Potter in their adventure. Strange and spacey looks as stated in the book.

The main two groups of the book is the Order of Phoenix set up by Albus Dumbledore and Dumbledore's Army set up by Harry Potter.

Overall, I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Effects still good especially when they are practicing with the spells and the final scene. However I felt that the director missed out the fun stuff like Quidditch etc. The kiss scene between Cho Chang and Harry, err....., go and watch you will understand what I am trying to say lah. Over hype though. Haa....

As this movie is short, the scene time for all the actors are rather short. Especially to Sirus Black, Dumbledore etc.

A must see for all Harry Potter fans (jz make sure you watch it in a comfortable cinema) and I can't wait for the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to arrive at my door step on 21 Jul.

A "patiently waiting" Polarbear

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