January 2nd, 2008

This weekend I saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  I am halfway through the book, and I found this story to be the least satisfying of the bunch.   It could have been summed up in a word and in 15 mins on the screen.

Open with Harry credits, show Harry at his house.  Watch as Ministry of Magic dispels the theory of the return of Voldemort, then see how they see the truth.  Ending credits.

When we finished, eldest son’s reaction was “Is that it?!”   I agree.   The characters did not advance much, and there was only a couple tidbits of juicy info.  Otherwise it was forgettable.