The Book vs the Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



Book written by J.K. Rowling, 2003
Movie directed by David Yates, 2007

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Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…



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Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: Both.

Out of 5 stars, the Book Gets: 5 stars.

Out of 5 stars, the Movie Gets: 5 stars.

Things the Book Did Better: More details regarding the plot and back story, more scenes involving Dobby.Liked how the prophecy was revealed better. Ron’s character also seemed to grow more than in the movie.

Things the Movie Did Better:  Liked how it started at the playground, loved who they cast for Luna, scene with the department of ministries seemed more powerful, as well as the scene with Bellatrix and Sirius. Scenes with Umbridge also were more entertaining and the actress made her an even more annoying character.

Verdict?: Book, although the movie was pretty good.

Why?: I love both for different reasons, though I feel the movie was more entertaining overall. The newly casted characters and the special effects make the original idea shine.

Should the movie be re-made?: No.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!




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