what's your mode of transport?
mine is the sun.
when it rises dripping from
the sea when it falls like honey on
the trees when it swallows up
clouds my soul moves with it.
mine is you.
i like fridays, rainy days, proud cats, black & white photographs, children's books, short stories and movies that most people would never see. Music serves me justice on sad days (Adele, The Kooks, Mumford & Sons are gems) and genuine smiles are a must-have.
harry. the film.
9:05:00 AMbop to the top
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
been putting this off since saturday.
you should already know the story by now.
12 things that i love/hate about The Order of the Phoenix:
1. Imelda Staunton who plays Professor Dolores Umbridge was awesome. she portrayed the character just right- being disgustingly sweet with a touch of sadistic manic pleasure seeing the Hogwarts students suffer. very delightful watching her running around in that grotesque pink cardigan waving her wand crazily about. very satisfying to see her dragged off by the centaurs in the end.
2. wished that Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) was given a wittier dialogue. i mean, he was hardly ever funny and it kinda spoilt it for me cos he was my favourite character in the book BECAUSE he was funny. the essence of Ron was somewhat lost amongst the script-writing. ):
3. Emma Watson's still as brilliant as ever as Hermione Granger. so was Professor Dumbledore. and Mrs Weasley. and the Dursleys. (:
4. there was no quiddich! #$%@
5. Nympadora Tonks was cooler than i had imagined her in the book with her funky pinkish purpleish hair and shapeshifty nose. which trust me, is a good thing.
6. i think the writers assumed that everyone has read the book. it was kinda hard trying to explain the non-reader next to me that the Order of the Phoenix has nothing to do with Dumbledore's phoenix.
7. i thought George's and Fred's breakout from school wasn't as amazing as in the book. it would have been fun to see Umbride and Filch the school keeper struggling with to get rid of the swamps and stinkbombs with the teachers trying not to help.
8. i admit i almost fell asleep during some scenes. looong dialogue. or maybe cos i already knew the subplots.
9. glad that harry didn't throw as much tantrums. 3/4 of the book consisted of harry sulking and grumbling and thinking that the wizarding world was against him.
10. Cho Chang was too pretty. (okay. i'm just jealous.)
11. i left the theatre wishing that we had Defence Against the Dark Arts in schools. and that we could learn to fly. on broomsticks. so unfair la. -whines
12. overall, i think the movie achieved the looming danger, darkish, Lord-Voldemort-is-rising-again-and-we're-gonna-die mood. which seriously was a major improvement from the previous film which was bleh on the depth factor in which this movie didn't lack at all.
the wait for the last book is killing me. a few more days.