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This Was Supposed To Be Titled "Brooms and Baseball" But, Now, Forget It...

Saturday, my aunt and roommate went with me to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Overall, I loved it but I'd be lying if I didn't have quibbles but there was much I enjoyed about it. In the book, I found the character of Luna annoying as all get out but she totally rocked in this movie. "I'm hungry. I hope they have pudding." Delores Umbridge was also great. I did, however, miss the heavy Scottish accent Cho had in the last movie. (My cousin pointed out that she still had one but from a different region. I say it isn't the same.)

I actually approved of them cutting the Quidditch stuff out of this movie but the OWL scenes, including the studying, being cut was disapointing. They had the scene with Fred and George but they didn't make clear they actually left school so what really was the point? Speaking of confusion, how exactly could the students ride creatures only Harry and Luna could see? I'm pretty sure it was explained in the book but it wasn't here.

We attempted to go to a Seadogs game but it got rained out. Not before we walked all the way down there, of course... Hopefully we can re-use the tickets at another date.

Comments

JRRyan said…
I totally wondered about that at the time (about the riding the death birds/horses) and I don't remember how that was explained either!
K.J. Kofsuske said…
I remember that part in the book; basically, the other three were totally freaked out the whole time. They could "feel" the horses; they just couldn't see them.

I thought the Fred & George leaving thing was explained; right before that scene, they say that they don't think their lives are destined for academia or something...
Likestrek said…
Actually, you're right about the Fred and George line but I asked my cousin, who hadn't read the book, if it was clear they left school and he said no...

I figured trip to London was something like that as I couldn't remember the book myself but it would have been nice to have some sort of explaination for those who didn't read the book...
K.J. Kofsuske said…
Well, then they should read the book. ;) Seriously, I guess I thought that line by F&G was pretty self-explanatory.

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