Thursday, August 02, 2007

Harry Potter

I have finally caught Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. =) My serious opinion? Wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Actually, there have been many people telling me that the movie wasn’t as good as the book, but I didn’t really believe them. After all, it’s Harry Potter we’re talking about! Sad to say, I was quite disappointed..

Many scenes which were in the book were not reenacted in the movie. For example, the part where the prophecy was read. No one knew about the prophecy, except Dumbledore, and Harry. In the movie, when Harry took the globe, the voice rasped out the prophecy… O_o”

They also didn’t mention anything about the specially enchanted coins, whereby the DA (Dumbledore’s Army) would know about when there will be a meeting at the Room of Requirement. And it wasn’t Cho that spilled the beans, it was her friend! *shakes head* and if Cho DID actually spill the beans, she would have great purple warts erupting out of her face, since the parchment on which they signed their names are enchanted, and whoever reported to anyone, i.e. the Inquisitorial Squad would get warts all over their face. And I didn’t think the KISS between Harry and Cho was anything amazing either -_-“ I read somewhere that Daniel Radcliffe wanted the kiss to look ‘sweet’, but it came out kinda messy looking… *rolls eyes*

On the up side, I really love the new characters, mainly Luna Lovegood, and Nymphadora a.k.a Tonks. Seriously, I had this Lovegood image in my mind, with long straight black hair (kinda like Emily Strange’s ), and a serene expression on her face. Well, the expression I got right, but not the hair. =D and Tonks is a cool representation! Somehow, she looked just the way I thought she would look ^_^ I also loved the scene where the DA took time to produce their Patronus =)

If you are not a Harry Potter fan, and just want to watch it for entertainment purposes, I would say that it’s up to par, with stunning visual effects, dramatic scenes, and a grand orchestration of music. The effects of the final battle between Voldermort and Dumbledore were fantastic, in my opinion.

Am reading the final book now, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, and I must say, it has me turning the pages long into the night, just to find out what will happen next. Don’t worry, no spoilers will be posted ^_^



emmanuel said...

u already read the book! wow! i need to watch dat movie so bad! its probly not so good cos it was directed by a new director..the previous directors quit for some reason i dont know.

Chen said...

hehe, i know the ending of the story on the second day when the book was launched, even without reading a single page :) Well, i'm not going to read the book anyway :D

choulyin.tan said...

yea, i prefered the first four movies...they missed out so many important parts on the fifth one!

you lazy person you... =p reading the book is what makes it so interesting! esp the part where Harry explained everything to ignorant Voldermort ^_^ btw, I finished it! what a great way to end it =)