Number of Times Seen – 2 (26 Jul 2007 and 13 Apr 2015)
Brief Synopsis – At the beginning of his 5th year at Hogwarts, Harry and his friends decide to become proactive in trying to defeat the enemy by readying themselves for confrontations with the evil forces while at the same time they become targets of the Wizard ministry who don’t believe that the enemy has returned
My Take on it – This is yet another movie in the series that I enjoyed a lot before reading the book, but got a much better understanding once I had finally read it.
The story continue to build up the suspense-fulness of the forces of good as they ready themselves for the fight against the evil side while dealing with bureaucrats who don’t believe that any danger is in store.
The book is one of the longest ones and lots and lots of exposition are excised from the movie but having read them, there is a much better understanding if you have also read the book.
I like how we got to know more students of Hogwarts that would help in the fight later on.
The fight in the Ministry in the end shows us how much they have all grown in maturity and power since the first movie, just a few years earlier.
Umbridge is so terrible, but is still a great character.
Bottom Line – Continues in the flow of the previous film and gives us a great feeling because we know that the storyline is still building up slowly and gives us lots of great plot lines that will be explored further in the following chapters. Like most of the movies, this one also loses much of the exposition of the book, but gives us a great new chapter in the series. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Emma Watson was seriously thinking whether or not to keep acting in the film franchise after The Order of the Phoenix (2007). But decided to stay after considering that it would be uncomfortable to watch the films being made with someone else as Hermione. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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