Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
While technically the best of the Potter movies so far, this felt like an emotional vacuum. The characters were not engaging, realistic or sympathetic. Everyone felt like a caricature, and particularly one dimensional ones at that. Feeling a little betwixt and between, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix can’t decide whether it is a kids’ movie or an adults’ movie. I’ve always felt that Harry Potter was a sort of poor person’s Chronicles of Narnia – and this movie confirms it. There is no unifying concern or theme, nor do I feel like there is anything substantial under the surface to keep one’s attention. Am I disappointed in this movie? No – because my expectations weren’t high to start with. Could they have made more of it? Probably.