The longest Harry Potter book is transformed into the shortest Harry Potter movie yet. To me that sums up pretty much my overall feelings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As a fan of the books I am revolted by the many, many things left out in this movie but of course it was to be expected. Movie wise it is the best movie by far growing even darker as the series goes on. Harry is faced with new troubles as several people, even some fellow Gryffindors, don’t believe his story that the dark lord Voldemort has returned.

This movie is filled with dazzling effects and our three main actors do their best with the roles they are given, however you will notice that Ron and Hermione, played by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, are given smaller screen time as the movies progress despite being a major part of the story. The story progresses rather quickly and seems a little rushed at times but overall as a movie the timing does work quite well.

The movie’s dramatic scene in which a major character dies is extremely down sized by the telling of in the book and I believe that it happened too fast too garner much emotion at the time of its happening. This movie however did do two things that were close to perfection, and those were Imelda Staunton and Evanna Lynch. Staunton plays the role of Dolores Umbridge, a mean nasty old trout, with such great poise that you just can’t help but hate the very core of the character, and Lynch plays the eccentric oddball Luna Lovegood so well to the point where I felt like I was imagining her like I had while I was reading the book.

Harry Potter is getting better movie wise as they go along and this one indeed tops them all both in film quality and in worst book adaptation. However, I still recommend this movie to all the Harry Potter fans out there giving it a 3.5 out of 5 and an Enjoyable Experience for me.