After the extremely successful fourth film, a lot was to be expected from the fifth part of the successful series about the young sorcerer’s apprentice. And those who haven’t read “Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix” might be expecting too much, too. Because there’s a lot less action here than in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and there are no dragons either. Is Harry Potter 5 still worth watching?
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix begins with a provocation from Harry’s cousin Dudley. This is very fitting because in his fifth year Harry often feels provoked and is often irritated. Daniel Radcliffe manages this emotional state, also known as puberty, very well. His game is clearly mature, the character seems more believable, and yet he is still our Harry Potter. So the new director David Yates did a good job. Emma Watson as Hermione and Rupert Grint as Ron also do well alongside Radcliffe, although they don’t have as much say here as in the other films. The other well-known characters are also in top form, be it Gary Oldman as Black, Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, or Alan Rickman as Snape.
The adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is more than successful. Everything that the rather unspectacular fifth book has to offer has been extracted. The movie is even more exciting than the book. Beautiful pictures, very good actors, and a showdown that has washed up – in short: entertainment cinema at its finest. Fans of the series will be extremely pleased with this blockbuster.