Friday, July 24, 2015

Let's talk about: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Of course, the second we finished the book my daughter, Abigail, wanted to start watching the movie. 
We had a good time watching it. I think they did a really good job with this one for the most part and I love the casting for the new characters we meet in this installment. 
Abigail once again mentioned how much better the book was than the movie and how many things were left out, but of course, with this one especially, they had to leave a lot out because that book is massive. 
The only thing that we really wished they had done was to not leave out so much of Neville's storyline. They did have him tell Harry about his parents in the Room of Requirement, but it would have been great to have had more. Neville is such an underrated character and I would love to see more of him.
Abi was really disappointed that they didn't have the hospital scene where Harry, Ron, and Hermione ran into Gilderoy Lockhart and then Neville with his grandmother and parents. I agree that I wish that would have been in the film. 
I felt like they did a really good job with the end fight sequence. However we really wished that they had left in the other rooms and injuries that had happened in the book as well. 
It's a good lesson though. I am glad that Abi is learning that you don't get the whole story from the movie so that she will grow up wanting to read the book first. 

My favorite parts of this movie are the Dumbledore's Army scenes. Like I said when talking about the book, I love the fact that the kids rose up and took control of their education in this book. And I think they portrayed it really well in the movie. 

I was also really glad that they left in one of my favorite scenes in the book:

Overall, this is probably my favorite adaptation of the books I have talked about so far. 
*Did you like this movie?
*Were any of your favorite parts left in or left out?


Seth and Julie said...

I think this is the one and only case where a HP movie is better than the book.

cheryl said...

I still like the book better... but yes. I think they did a great job on this one.

The Kings said...

Yes, loved it! Very good job on the movie!

The Kings said...

I can say that I really liked the book and the movie! So glad that you and the girls are enjoying "Harry Potter"!

cheryl said...

Glad you did too! They are loving it so much... especially Abi.