Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wild About Harry

Took my kids and some of their friends to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

I won't post any spoilers, but I will say that I enjoyed this movie much more than the last two and almost as much as the very first one. It is a bit darker than previous movies, but I would highly recommend it.


At July 18, 2007 8:08 AM, Blogger cube said...

I heard that the new book has been leaked on the Internet via bit torrents. How desperate do you have to be to read it that way?

At July 18, 2007 8:42 AM, Blogger nanc said...

not a potter fan here - the children have also banned it from the house - too dark.

i told them a few years ago in order to watch or read potter, they'd have to make a trade with me - they have to watch or read something i choose that shows the pros and cons of the series. they agreed and asked to get rid of hp.

caryl matrisciana (sp) has a wealth of info on the subject if you ever want to check her out.

we do, however, love the series of unfortunate events - i'm stuck on book the eleventh. they're nonsensical and harmless.

At July 18, 2007 9:03 AM, Blogger cube said...

This is the darkest movie of the series, but I have to say I loved it.

Then again, I've always dabbled in
the dark side ;-)

My kids loved the unfortunate events series too, but hated the way it ended.

I hope it doesn't foretell a bad ending for the Potter series.

At July 18, 2007 9:36 AM, Blogger birdwoman said...

I have much I'd like to say about darkness of the series... but this post is about the movie.

I loved it, too, cube. I thought they did what they needed to make it a good film. Not too far from the book; changes where it made sense. And the IMAX exp. was fantastic.


At July 18, 2007 12:06 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I just can't get into HP. :/

I guess it's just too fad for my tastes.

I do like the SoUE, very funny!

At July 19, 2007 1:11 PM, Blogger cube said...

I just read that the NY Times published a review of the book before it's even released!

Leaking secrets, big or small, is their only hope at grasping for readership.

They are despicable.

At July 20, 2007 3:19 AM, Blogger Caz said...

Glad you enjoyed the film Cubicle.

I noticed that lots of critics have panned it, showing, for the millionth time, that the opinion of professional critics is worth diddly-squat.

The Narnia chronicles ended with all of the children being neatly killed off in a train accident. One way to stop speculation about a come back.

At July 20, 2007 9:34 AM, Blogger cube said...

caz: It's just a matter of taste. I think if you have memorized the book, the movie might disappoint.

I have only read up to book #3, so I didn't have that problem with this movie.

I was just grateful that HP5 didn't have the interminable school dance sequence of HP4. I didn't like coming of age crap when I was coming of age!


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