Thursday, August 2, 2007

Movie Review: Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix

Finally, I managed to catch the 5th installment of the Harry Potter series.

Contrary to the reviews given with remarks such as 'Boring' and 'Disappointing', I thought it was rather well made. Dark maybe but I thought they captured the essence of the book pretty well. I guess you need to follow the story to be able to appreciate the movie.

And another observation, Wow! How they've grown. From the scrawny kids, they are now tall teenagers, especially the actor who plays Neville.

Anyway, I think the movie is now way better than the book. I've given up since the lengthy and rushed 'Half Blood Prince'. Ugh...

8 comments:

m5lvin said...

why la so lambat baru watch Harry Potty...hahaha.....and yup i do think that the movie is actually better since the books are lengthy...especially the half blood prince...my God...stop looking at the pensive thingy......ish ish*

me said...

yours is the first review i've heard that said it wasn't lame. i've almost made up my mind not to see it......now, i'm having second thoughts again.

JoMel said...

I've only watched the first instalment nearly 6 yrs ago, and that's it...

eve said...

Dun think I will watch it..tarak interest..but give me horror movie anytime..I will gasak..hehe

poohbearee said...

Mayb the show is only nice if you hv read the book.

winniethepooh said...

I always enjoy watching movie of harry pottter to reading (i've never read one of the books hehehe lazy lah)..visual entertainment better :)

Annie said...

bAH. I like to make my own judgement too. With a series, it's so difficult to not compare movies... but they're all completely separate stories. People need to learn to appreciate each movie for itself.

Jonzz said...

m5lvin: You're alive! He he... aiya, I lambat watch Hairy Potter cos nobody accompany me. So in the end I go solo.

ME: I thought it was okay. After all, this is not exactly a fairy tale and it has 7 stories. Don't blame me if it sucks, ROFL!

jomel: Wow, I didn't realize it had been six years already.

eve: You ar... LOL!

PB: The movie skims through a lot of parts cos the book is so thick. Eragon was a horrible remake. I think Harry Potter is pretty okay in capturing the main storyline.

winniethepooh: I think so too.

annie: Yeah, people always want the movie to go according to their expectations. I prefer a good story that is unpredictable.