Review of 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'

5th film in the 'Harry Potter' series

harry_potter_and_the_order_of_the_phoenix.jpg The latest installment of the Harry Potter series is the darkest by quite some ways. The story begins with Harry put on trial for using magic in the presence of Muggles after being attacked by Dementors. The year does not go all that better at Hogwarts as he is tormented by visions that appear to be from Voldemort while the Ministry of Magic refuses to believe that the one-who-must-not-be-named has returned and takes control of the school. Harry realises that the students need to be able to protect themselves so form “Dumbledore's Army”. Of course, lots more than this happens…I haven't even mentioned the reappearance of Sirius Black nor the Order of the Phoenix itself…There is S-o-o-o much story!

The story comes quick and fast (despite the long play time) with the special effects, as expected, are first rate. The battle with Voldemort looks absolutely fantastic. The acting is getting better as well with the young cast quickly growing up (looking a tad older than they should, it must be said).

A lot of good fun particularly for fans of the series.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2007-07-15

Directed by: David Yates

Studio: Warner Brothers

Year: 2007

Length: 138 minutes

Genre: Fantasy

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