THE LIGHT AND THE DARK

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Overall, it’s not bad as a film but having read the book, I think too many parts were left out – a tad disappointing.

When I read the book, the character that struck me the most wasNeville Longbottom because he really showed his maturity and he could finally protect himself and his friends with decent spells/skills and also came to terms to acknowledging his parents’ fate at St Mungo’s Hospital. But I thought the film didn’t portray it as well as it should have been.

There are also many loopholes here and there which I think non-readers might not understand. However, I thought the final battle scene at the Department of Mysteries was quite nice. Shattering orbs, flying glass pieces and great wand effects kinda saved the movie, afterall, the climax of the story was there. Another good part was seeing ultra-bitch Umbridge being dragged away – it’s retribution. A bit too chop-chop.

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