Order of the Phoenix

andrea walking henry
Originally uploaded by telfandrea.

Friday was a good day. Telfer didn’t have to work until 7 p.m. and so I took the day off. We went to see Order of the Phoenix and to a real lunch @ the Yard House. Real because we haven’t been to a restaurant since May (attempting to save $ for a trip in September). We thought Harry Potter deserved a restaurant.

My opinion: visually, it’s my favorite in the series so far. Wonderful sets, details, costumes (Umbridge). The script? Definitely not my favorite. While I agree that summer movies tend to go a little long (ahem, Spider Man, Pirates), twenty more minutes of building up characters and plot would have made this the best Harry movie.  My specific gripes? Show Ron more love – hi, he didn’t get to play quidditch AT ALL. And also? Cho Chang did NOT rat out the DA – it was her friend! I realize that the writers wanted a quick way to wrap up the Harry/Cho relationship but this was too simple. Anyway, I will stop as this is probably tiresome for most of you. Missy? We can talk later.

BTW: I realize the picture doesn’t make much sense on this post – but it’s so summery and Henry looks so cute walking.

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

One thought on “Order of the Phoenix

  1. I already need a support group.
    Your assessment was right on, btw. I was a bit sad that they apparently decided to give up creating a coherent plot (um, explaining why the prophesy was important seemed elementary, as well as key). But Umbridge was delicious. And the DD/LV fight incredible. And, thankfully, Harry was not naked.
    So, I think I’m running out of room here… 🙂


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