Wednesday, July 18, 2007

harry potter and the order of the phoenix

This is the movie that I've been waiting for so long to watch. I've read the book a couple of times and I really love it. Well... I love all the Harry Potter series, especially the Goblet of Fire one. J.K Rowling is one fantastic writer.

However, I cannot say that David Yates is a fantastic director. Because for me, HPATOOP is a major disappointment. Yep. A major disappointment. I was actually hoping for a damn good movie since the hype surrounding it (although Transformers kinda overshadowed it). And watching the movie... sigh. It was bad. B.A.D.

The Weasleys. I sooo love them!

As soon as the movie started, I kinda did a mental checking, comparing the movie and the book itself. I knew that it will not be 100% according to the book, but at least it could stay true to the book. Somehow, I thought that the movie was a wholly different story from the book. And it disappoints me. It wasn't only me who was disappointed. My sisters were, too.

What made HPATOOP a disappointment for us:
  • The way Harry got into No. 12, Grimmauld Place. He was suppose to memorize the address.
  • Where's the screaming potrait of Sirius Black's mother?
  • There was no sign of Mundungus Fletcher
  • No sign of Doby the house elf, either (in the book, he helped Harry to find the Room of Requirement)
  • Dolores Umbridge was less than exciting and irritating
  • The way Umbridge "forced" her way into the entrance of the Room of Requirement was ridiculous
  • It was Marietta, Cho Chang's friend who ratted out on the DA, not Cho herself
  • Too little of Fred and George Weasley
  • No quidditch (I was hoping to see Ron's tryout as the team's Keeper)
  • Too little of Dumbledore
  • Too little of Draco Malfoy as well
  • Not much of Harry's rage or rebel as in the book
  • The connection between Kreacher and Harry's hasty decision to save Sirius was never brought to attention in the movie
  • The chaos in the Department of Mysteries was kinda dull, unlike the book.
  • The Dumbledore vs. Voldemort scene was dull as well. What about those moving statue that protects Harry?
  • Actually, everything fell short in the movie...

The mad, mad, mad Bellatrix Lestrange

If you've read the book, you'll know what I mean. In short, HPATOOP is the worst HP movie I've ever seen. ~sigh~


  1. haaa... they dun overshadow harry porter for no reason u know.. coz transformer is the bomb! haha

    i forgot hows the book like, but am sure not going to watch it @ the movie now ive read ur blog... gonna watch it 'illegally' hoho

  2. hadoi~
    rugi x tgk transformers kan. tunggu DVD ajela nmpknye...

    P/S: I cud not even utter the word "OK-la" for the movie!

  3. wow, *that* disappointing? I'm surprised... but like I mentioned, I hear good hype about it, but no matter how good the hype I know there's too much to cut out from the book to make a reasonably-timed movie... I might see it this weekend if hubby is free... this *is* my fave book of the series so far, so I know it will be easier to disappoint me :p

  4. Lynne: Yeah, that disappointing. The thing is, I remember every little details about the book. The book was so damn good. Watching the movie was like...blearghhh! I was kinda hoping for a much more intense movie, much more exciting. Such high hopes really... ~sigh~

  5. Oh, by the way, there is one thing I like about the movie. Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham-Carter). She's mad!

  6. Anonymous9:41:00 PM

    Well - not d same as d book itself....But i would rather watch u Ummi in action ekekeke..:)

  7. anonymous.. ah agree witchoOo.. hehehe :P

  8. ni ape komen x relevan nih... patuk sesekor kang...

  9. ooo.... no wonder dissapointed.. compered buku ngan movie. lain kali jgn baca buku, terus jer tgk movie.. haha


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