Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (2007)

After spending another terrible summer vacation with the Dursley's, being attacked by Dementors and being punished by the Ministry for protecting both his cousin and himself from their soul-sucking kiss, Harry is feeling more like an outcast than ever before. He keeps suffering from terrible nightmares involving Cedric's death and Voldemort himself. He returns to school and the majority of the students feel that both he and Dumbledore are lying about the return of Voldemort.

The Ministry has also decided to intervene on the goings on at Hogwarts by appointing Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. Umbridge is a foul woman. She refuses to teach the student any sort of defensive spells and is brutal in her punishments against students. In order to ensure that students are being taught to defend themselves, Harry and his friends secretly form a group, Dumbledore's Army, where he teaches and they practice casting defensive spells.

Harry's dreams involving Voldemort end up invading his mind more and more on a daily basis. He witnesses him attacking people and him searching for something in the Ministry of Magic. It doesn't cause Harry to do anything rash until he has a dream where Sirius is being tortured by Voldemort. After all hell breaks loose at Hogwarts, Harry leaves with some of his friends from Dumbledore's Army to go save Sirius. What will happen once they get to the Ministry? Will they find Sirius before it's too late?

The best part of this film is when Dumbledore shows up and duels Voldemort. Dumbledore is awesome! You'd have to be insane to want to duel him.


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