Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Movie Review


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Movie Review

Ah! Redemption. (And some haircuts)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix takes the cake for one of the best comebacks a series could make. With number four coming out two years earlier and having fans completely disappointed by the outcome, the fifth Harry Potter movie was a vast improvement.

It is safe to say, that this Harry Potter movie is the farthest from the books the audiences have seen so far, yet it was done very well, and the acting seems to be getting better and better.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix portrays the book’s general tale of Harry teaching a group of his fellow classmates more defense against the dark arts magic than the school can provide due to the ministry’s interference.

Yet that does not come easy for Harry given that everyone had been doubtful of the resurrection of He Who Shall Not be Named.

Dumbledore's Army, the name of the club Harry and his best friends Ron and Hermione created, goes on to battle some of the most wicked witches and wizards by the end of the movie, and we say goodbye to one of the most loved characters in the entire franchise, Sirius Black.

The movie ends on a good note however, as more people start to believe that Voldemort is indeed, back.


We do see one notable character who not only was one of the main reasons for the creation of Dumbledore's Army but is now seen as a worse villain than Voldemort ever was: Professor Dolores Umbridge.

The actress who plays this character (Imelda Staunton), played her so well, the audience has complete hatred for her, with her strict rules, her extremely evil ways of dealing with students, and her very unpleasant laugh.

We also have another brilliant actress who plays Bellatrix Lestrange, Sirius’ cousin and executioner, and that is Helena Bonham Carter. Bonham Carter’s acting may well be as good as Staunton’s, yet she is deemed as a chameleon by most people as she is able to turn into any character she is cast for.

Staunton, on the other hand, will always remain Umbridge, and will always remain devilish in our eyes, which is truly exceptional acting. Overall, this movie takes a rating of 8.5/10.


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