Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by DCtitan49, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. Puck

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    Production is planned for all 3 titles

    fun fact: "Ten thousand girls turned up for open auditions in Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter and Kendal for the role of Lyra Belacqua. "

    (Lyra is the key character) her buddy is the Armored Bear

  2. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    more The Golden Compass plugs

  3. I saw that trailer on Apple's site. Looks like it could be a good fantasy movie, but perhaps geared more towards kids. But then I've never read the books.

    Ever since the LOTR movies and Harry Potter, Hollywood has been pushing more fantasy movies (Hollywood is anything but original). I'm all for more good movies, but I was kinda disappointed with The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
  4. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    I actually liked Lion, Witch, Wardrobe. Considering the book has very little in it to make it a decent movie.
  5. It wasn't terrible, I just thought it could have been much better.
  6. Bobo

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    I agree there SK. It was aight. I also hope they don't start throwing out a bunch of crap fantasy movies, but I love the fact that there's a large enough audience to make Hollywood try. Couldn't they have figured that out quite awhile ago with Star Wars and ET?
  7. The problem is that when someone comes out with a successful new idea, it gets copied on a massive scale (especially in movies and TV). When those slapdash copies aren't successful, they inevitably move on to the next new successful idea.
  8. avvie

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    I found the Narnia series in a box in our warehouse and read TL,W, and W and watched the movie a couple of days later. I thought it was pretty faithful.
  9. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Oh it is certainly faithful, but the book is what? 150 pages? Not much happens for it to be a 2 hour movie.
  10. Puck

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    I've failed to mention that I saw Order of the Phoenix today
    saw it on IMAX @ Opry Mills

    and without going to much into it,...... I was very disappointed
    save for about the last 30 minutes of the movie
    J.K. should be ashamed of how the direction is ruining her vision

    the effects are getting better .... the movies are getting worse

    The Good :
    Ron wasn't portrayed as a sniveling little puss-tart this time
    Dumbledore vs. Voldemort !
    Very dark
    Gripping flashbacks
    Harry gets pissed off
    No Quidditch !
    Centaurs UNITE !
    very little Malfoy Jr.
    Malfoy Sr. gets his *** kicked

    The Bad :
    acting ..... or lack thereof
    too many scenes of nothing but staring at each other
    too much emphasis on Umbridge
    the "trio" are still a little to whiny
    "Oh Harry! ... Oh Sirius!"
    "Oh Harry whatever will we do?"
    for such a long movie that left out alot of book content, there sure were alot of stagnant scenes
    several aspects of the plot were out of order

    It had it's moments
    at times it was very dramatic
    at others it hardly resembled a movie
    I understand the challenges of making a movie from such a long book, but alot of the most critical plots from the book are ommitted entirely and there were a few things that seemed to have been fabricated
    i get the impression that the director sat down with the book ... thumbed through the chapters and wrote the screenplay from random selections
    actually, I'm not sure the director even read the book

    Now .... the art direction was great
    the FX (at times) were incredible
    but the only real character development was Umbridge
    and the plot seemed erratic and disjointed

    If you've never seen a Potter film, then this might appeal to you
    If you've recently finished this book, it should piss you off

    I was bored at times .... removed at others
    the great moments of this film are short and left me wanting

    go to the matinee if you must see it in theaters
    or rent it on DVD when it comes out

    I'm sorry
    I've been a Potter fan since Sorcerer's Stone
    I think JK Rowling is a great author
    but she really should let someone better produce her movies
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