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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My thoughts on HP Order of the Phoenix movie.

I admit to being a Harry Potter fan. I recall when I first saw the first book and picked it up on a whim. I have been to each midnight book release and have read the stories many times. I've been pretty wishy-washy on the movies. I much prefer the detail from the books. So, I read the movie reviews of OthP with caution. I believe it is my favorite of the series and was unsure how the movie could really convey the important points in such a condensed fashion.

Some reviews said it wasn't good. Some reviews said it was wonderful. Some said Dolores made the day... and others said Bella was the highlight. Others, still said that Harry's faithful friends drifted to the background.

What do I think? I went in to that movie with five years of Harry Potty history floating around my mind. They selected a great actress for Dolores, she did a great job with the role she was given and I enjoyed her presence. Though, I do wish we had seen more of the mayhem caused by those Wonderful W Twins we all know and love! Bellatrix was fantastic. Carter did a great job and I really look forward to seeing more of her in the HBP. I didn't feel that the others were in the background. There was so much to the story of OthP and yes, most of it was transitional.

In the end, I did enjoy the movie very much. I think they did a good job with it. My husband who has never read the books (shame on him) said this was his least favorite movie.

So, have you reserved your copy of the grand finale?

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Blogger Myth said...

I can't say much. I don't read the books, just not the sort I enjoy. In fact, likely would not watch the movies, except my bf quite enjoys them. However, I can pretty much say I have never watched a movie that was as good as the book, it just does not happen. Except maybe the Da Vinci Code, which was not a great book, but a fine movie.

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Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yep, my copy's reserved at our local indie store. And The Tour Manager and I seem to have a date to go see the movie tomorrow. I think this is his way of temporarily sating me with Harry so he can make off with the book once we pick it up...

3:26 PM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

Yes, I have my copy. I'm not getting it at midnight, I'll pick it up the next day, and I've promised myself that I won't flip to the end ... but that's a promise I crossed my fingers on. heehee.

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