Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/24/11
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 practical magic. Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna, Neville and Ginny fly to the Ministry of Magic to save Sirius Black. Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) kills Sirius and is confronted by Harry. Dumbledor battles Voldemort and aids Harry. Some of my favorite lines: Harry – “Facing this stuff in real life is not like school.” “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in ourselves.” Snape – “Well, it may have escaped your notice, but life isn't fair.” Hermione – “We're in this together!”
Its impact is evident since the film opened to a worldwide 5-day opening of $333 million, the seventh-biggest opening of all time, countless awards like the Scream Awards, ITV National Movie Awards, People’s choice award, BAFTA, Empire and more. The acting, cinematography, score, visual effects and screenplay was really impressive. Staunton and Carter really brought life to their characters. Its drama mixed with humor was really effective. Most of the supporting characters were utilized and the dialogues were crisp and insightful. Harry’s maturation and leadership was realized on this film. This is my personal favorite HP flick because of its universal themes of friendship, views in life, believing in each individual, optimism in facing obstacles and trust. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix were well crafted, had important matters involved with a stellar cast, truly entertaining from start to finish.