I’m not a Harry Potter nut. Some of my friends are, but for some reason the whole phenomenon has passed me by. Maybe a few years ago it would have been different, but alas, it is what it is.
Now, I haven’t read any of the books at all, but I have seen all of the movies a few times and for one simple reason The Order of the Phoenix stands out for me as the best of the bunch.
This is a series about magic and wizards and for 5 movies now I have been waiting for some real magic. A character to pop out and show how powerful they really are. Something more than moving staircases and having some candles fly around the room.
And towards the end of the movie, when Lord Voldemort and Dumbledore come face to face to battle each other, I could only sit back and enjoy what I’ve been waiting so long for.
The rest of the movie, was as enjoyable as all of the rest, I would say. It felt a little long to me. Editing out another 10 – 15 minutes might not have been a bad idea, but it was certainly the most magic intensive of the series and that lead to a more interesting movie for me.
I was a little disappointed in the way Sirius’ story ended, but it did leave me looking forward to the next film, and thinking whether or not I might want to pick up the books and try and get into the whole story.