Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I was invited to watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Saturday at midnite. Harry Harry… the movie did not do justice to the book the least bit. I supposed it cannot as the book had so many facets to the story and the movie even with the whole 150 minutes can only at best give one a flavor of the story. It took the start, and the end of the book, with a flash of a mention of some of the events without making head or tail of them. I am not sure if those who did not manage to read the book could really understand what was going on in the movie. The dread, the fear of Voldy’s return was kinda lost in the movie. The story started with Harry’s meeting up with a pair of Dementors, which was a rather exciting start to the movie. However, that was about all that was exciting. Coz after that, from the sound of snoring from the guy in the row behind me, one could tell that the exciting factors have totally disappeared. My opinion is that watching the movie is only good as a synopsis to the book. Go read the book (again if you have already done so) and when the final book comes out on the 21st July, you’ll enjoy it so much more.