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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Review Summary

Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Ric

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At the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter discovered that the evil Lord Voldemort has returned; however, as Harry tries to make this information known in the wizarding world at the beginning of this film, the Ministry of Magic keeps trying to discredit Harry. As part of their campaign to discredit Harry, the Ministry of Magic sends Delores Umbridge, the undersecretary for the Minister of Magic, to serve as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry so she can keep an eye on Harry and make his life miservale.
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn about the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry starts having visions due to a connection he has with Voldemort. Harry and some of the other students form a secret group called Dumbledore's Army, and the climax of the film sees the members of Dumbledore's Army battling with the Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries as the Death Eaters try to find a prophecy that might relate to Harry.
Best part of story, including ending: As a fan of the original book the movie is based on, I was disappointed by the fact that the film ended up leaving out some very important elements just so the director could claim he directed the shortest Harry Potter film. The elements that were cut from this film forced some changes to the story in the remaining films in the series. The element that was cut that really shouldn't have been is a locket that Harry and the others find while they're cleaning the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. This locket plays a very important part later in the story.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene would have to be the battle in the Department of Mysteries. So much action takes place during this scene, especially with the use of the magic wands to cast spells as they battle.

Opinion about the main character: What I like about Harry Potter is the fact that he is very loyal to his friends, even if that loyalty ultimately ends up landing him into bad circumstances, such as being lured to the Department of Mysteries by Voldemort.

The review of this Movie prepared by Lesley Aeschliman a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   a powerful magician/mental powers person magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British

Setting

Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   fearful Is this movie based on a    -   book

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