Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted by Chalky on Jul 15, 2007 in Film, Review |

On Friday, I went to go and see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at Scunthorpe’s Vue Cinema. I had pre-booked tickets but, unfortunately, they do not operate a seating policy thus giving me no extra advantage and causing me to be £1.10 worse off! I ended up with practically the worst seat in the building, craning my neck to get a glimpse of the screen!

However, this did not spoil my enjoyment too much as the film was worth the sore neck. There are always complaints the the film versions of the Harry Potter series do not contain enough of the plot and are therefore disappointing. I have all of the Harry Potter series as Audio Books because I am very lazy and can’t be bothered to read, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is 29 hours and 5 minutes long; I think they have done a very good job of compressing 29 hours of content into a 138 minute film. They have managed to capture all of the main elements of the books and viewers can get a decent idea of the continuing story of the Harry Potter series.

I like the way the films have developed, especially the addition of some of the subtle humour of the books. This started to become more and more apparent with the inclusion of Dawn French as the “Fat Lady” in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. One of my favourite parts of the film, as always, is the soundtrack and I was not disappointed with the latest installment.

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