Harry Potter : Year Five - The Order of the Phoenix - With their warning about Lord Voldemort's resurrection ignored, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard media as being delusional and their story being non - believable. The Ministry of Magic authorities an authoritarian bureaucrat, who slowly seizes power over Hogwarts.
Welcome to today's Harry Potter review. Today I will review 'The Order of the Phoenix' the fifth story out of seven Potter books. This film obviously continues off the incredibly moody impact that 'Goblet of Fire' left off, and we know as the audience that Voldemort has returned, but people prefer to believe the wizarding media who have unfortunately printed stories about the stories being false, knowing that this story would cause uproar and panic the ministry think it best that they make Harry's story out to be a lie.
The film opens in a park, and Harry is sitting on the swing by himself, which leads into the demontor ambush where Dudley is attacked by a demontor and Harry is forced to use magic to save himself and his cousin, but by doing this is charged with felony and has to go to court to stand trial for what he had done, he is told he is expelled from Hogwarts, luckily for him is rescued by Mad eyed moody and his gang of wizard pals. They take Harry to a secret base set up by the forces of goodness to plan against Voldemort. This organisation is called 'The Order of the Phoenix'.
Harry is then reunited with his god father Serious Black, and his Friends Ron and Hermonie. But things have changed when they go back to Hogwarts for their fifth year. Harry returns to Hogwarts with full of ill-fortune. Very few of the students and
parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back.
And the ministry had decided to step in by appointing a new Defence Against the
Dark Arts teacher that proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever
encountered - Delorous Jane Umbrigde, who is a woman obsessed with the colour pink. Harry also can't help stealing glances with the beautiful
Cho Chang, who is a young girl in Ravenclaw that Harry has a likeness for in this film and in 'Goblet of Fire'.
To top matters off even higher, Harry experiences dreams that he can't explain, but it has something to do with a
mystery behind something Voldemort is searching for. With these many
things happening, Harry experiences one of his toughest years at Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry.
With a lot of pushing,shoving and convincing from Ron and Hermionie, Harry agrees to form a secret club with many of the students. He teaches them defence skills and useful magic tricks and uses encouragement and infusiam to motivate his friends into forming an army into fighting Voldemort.
I do think that 'Order of the Pheonix' is a lot more toned down compared to 'Prisoner of Azkaban' and 'Goblet of Fire' which were two very gripping, high tense and dark stories. 'Order of the Pheonix' it doesn't do anything special for me, It has it moments but at the same time, it's a bit dull and I lose interest in the plot. So this film is very much as see saw film for me. It goes up but then comes back down.
I do think it's quite dire in some aspects in the way the story was told, and the story was slow. It took a long time to be introduced to Voldemort who I was so hyped about seeing from all the trailers and movie posters, and we only see him for all of 15 minutes at the end.
It was disappointing that we didn't see more of Voldemort, but the wand battle between Voldemort and Dumbledore wasn't too bad, It was eccentric with all the sparks and CGI effects, was a very convincing effect, but it's not something I hadn't seen already.
In a nutshell, 'Order of the Phoeniox' it's okay-ish. I personally think it's the weakest of all the Harry Potter films, it just lacks my attention which is a pity.
I'm going to give it a 6/10
Thank You for reading this review
TOMORROW : I will review 'The Half Blood Prince'