|10:47 am - Order of the Phoenix Review|
Don't worry, all spoilers are behind the cut for those who have not seen the movie yet.
Believe it or not, I am undecided if I like the movie or not. I'm waiting till I go see it again to make my decision. Everyone keeps asking me and I tell them that it's hard for me to judge the movie because I didn't like this book. I only read it 2 or 3 times and listened to the audiobook once. I read the first 4 more than that.
I’m trying to judge this movie like I judged Goblet of Fire. I felt Goblet of Fire was someone’s adaptation of the book as great action movie. It’s a little harder for me to feel this way about Order because so many significant things needed to happen. As opposed to Goblet where there was one significant event and the movie showed it wonderfully.
One of my knitter friends said it the best. The movie is a representation of book 5 just movies 3 and 4 did. I felt that 1 and 2 were more based on the book. There was one thing in particular that was changed that annoyed me, but it worked for the movie. I feel you have to go into the movie thinking that I'm going to see a movie and not base my expectations on what I have read and still have my visions of what I've read. I also found the movie on the choppy side. That it didn't flow together great. I felt this about Goblet too.
The next time I go see the movie will be in a few weeks when you can get tickets for IMAX. I saw Goblet the second time in IMAX and it was wonderful.
1. I was annoyed about the change from Marietta not being in the movie and Cho being the one to turn Dumbledore’s Army in. As I said, it worked for the movie and they did not need to have the tearoom scene.
2. I did not cry when Sirius died. I really thought I would. I was having a ruff day and though the tears would be flowing. I thought the scene was handled great. Lupin grabbing Harry while screaming was well shot.
3. Neville was supposed to break his nose and he didn’t, or at least it didn’t look like he did. I loved him saying to Belatrix about his parents are doing better because he was about to avenge them. Plus the people they pick to play his parents in the original Order picture has similar features to him.
4. Loved the Black family tree. Wished they showed more of that. And where was Sirius’ mother? I think they should have done more with the pictures in the house.