14 July 2011

Looking back at Harry Potter- THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

In the run-up to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, I've written a number of articles reflecting on the Harry Potter films, which will appear throughout the week on Den of Geek. I'll also post them here...

Although The Prisoner Of Azkaban is the film closest in tone to the book on which it is based, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix goes one better, by actually superseding the novel. Rowling's over-long fifth instalment could have used a good edit before publication, and I think, by her encouragement of Goldenberg's artistic licence with the adaptation, she had realised that too.

If Potter-sceptics didn't get the fuss about Alfonso Cuarón's effort, David Yates gives the series its second wind. The performances are better, the story flows more easily, and the political dimension shows that the series is growing up. And happily, this is a director who doesn't mistake darkness of tone for turning off the lights.

Read the full article on Den of Geek >>

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