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Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed...
Diego Margues, why on earth you have to dump down every single damn movie? :|
With Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the franchise gets its final director. David Yates will stay with it for the final four films. And I couldn't be happier. He actually makes the story nightmarish when it needs to be, includes a lot of background magic without drawing undue attention to it, and with the actors and story now more mature, I can finally say I've watched a Potter film that hasn't bored or annoyed me. Even Cuaron's turn in the director's chair couldn't make that claim. People more familiar than I with the books and films have told me Order of the Phoenix isn't particularly well-regarded, probably because it's a massive set-up for what it to come. That's hindsight talking. There's a story here or the school under threat from governmental overreach, and Imelda Staunton is a sublime villain as the prim Dolores Umbridge. I was even sorry to see her go so that a tacked-on climax could be thrown in, though the sequence gets better when the Dark Lord shows up. Will Harry succumb to the power of the Sith? Look, give me a Potter film without a damned Quidditch sequence and I'll be a fan, okay? I guess that's it - there's no artificial school competition element in this one; it just tells the evolving story of this world/school, and is the better for it.
I like this one, too, although it's not my favorite film of the series. I just can't recall a lot of special scenes. But it was okay. Umbridge was a little darker in the book, but on the whole I still enjoyed the movie.
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