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#151 – A New Order

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I had to do this one in color to show you all that I am in no way, shape, or form one of those Gryffindors. It seems that each and every time I take one of those “which house are you in?” quizzes I always end up being with Cho Chang in Ravenclaw. Well, actually, one time I was a Huffleclaw, which sounds dirtier than it actually is.

i'm in ravenclaw!

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Now, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is simply the worst movie of the bunch. It’s as if all the people behind it actually spat on the book. I understand things have to be cut. It is the largest book, and there are a couple of (somewhat) unimportant subplots. That is fine. My gripe is with the changes they made because it’s just going to ruin the franchise. A mini-list of things that bothered me:

  • Sirius was not killed by the Avada Kedavra curse.
  • Neville Longbottom could see the thestrals, along with Harry and Luna.
  • Lupin was supposed to be with the Order when they came to sneak Harry out of Privet Drive.
  • It is not revealed that Petunia has some knowledge of magic in the beginning.
  • Why couldn’t they have just explained the centaurs’ hostility toward Hogwarts so that when they carried off Umbridge it would have been oh so much more sweeter?
  • Firenze was supposed to be the new Divinations professor, that would have been the greatest.
  • Dobby finds the Room of Requirement, not Longbottom.
  • Yeah, at the end, Harry is supposed to go on a mad rampage in Dumbledore’s office. But they totally toned him down in the film. What happened to the whiny, angry boy that I remember from the book?
  • Kreacher didn’t deceive Harry, leading him to the Ministry. In fact, the pureblood-loving house elf was a complete waste of special effects.
  • The Occlumency scenes with Snape were cut severely short, probably because the directors didn’t want to make Harry’s father seem like a complete jerk. Newsflash: he was.
  • No Ron and Hermione as Prefects. Boo.
  • The attack on Mr. Weasley was supposed to eventually lead everyone to St. Mungo’s where we would learn more about Longbottom’s parents.
  • The prophecy isn’t fully heard.
  • It’s never revealed that Umbridge is the one that released the Dementors on Harry in the beginning, trying to discredit him. Man, I hate that woman.

Okay, this is enough for now. I’m starting to get depressed. What a terrible movie.

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Written by Paul

July 17, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Posted in harry potter, movies