Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a well made movie. It has been well publicised that this movie has the shortest running time compared to its prequels even though the book it's based on is not small. However, it works. The screenplay was very good and they managed to include everything in the book, like Occlumency lessons with Snape and Fred & George's awesome get away, without spending too much time on each. I was really looking forward to seeing Imelda Staunton as Professor Dolores Umbridge and she didn't disappoint. I think Umbridge is one of the better characters that Rowling has created and
The acting in this movie was definitely better than the fourth one and David Yates has done an awesome job in recreating the book's best chapters into something equally fascinating on screen. The tempo is kept up throughout the movie but I was slightly disappointed with the climax. I guess I was expecting a lot more kick ass wand waving. Regardless, this is my favourite movie in the Harry Potter series so far and it's just got me even more excited about the release of the last book of the series.
Harry Potter and the Order of the
My verdict: 7/10