Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Review

How Hermione and Ron put up with Harry in this, the latest film in the hugely popular series, is beyond me. He’s sullen, inarticulate, rude and spontaneously aggressive – basically your average hormonal teenager. 

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The evil Lord Voldemort has returned and is in the process of raising an army, but the Ministry of Magic is in a terrified state of total denial.

The film is not up to the standard of Alfonso Cuarón’s extraordinary Prisoner of Azkaban, and doesn’t exist in its own right as well as the four previous movies. However, it is still an exhilaratingly terrifying ride, and as part of a much larger story, it feels like a turning point. Filled with dread and driven by fear, Harry Potter is growing up…


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