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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2007, 09:38:30 pm »
Yes, in 1980... and well... what if he is?  ::)

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2007, 10:03:46 pm »
He is already dead.

Harry Potter was killed in a gang war, in New York, back in '99.

I thought everybody knew that.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2007, 10:05:25 pm »
Gang war... '99... Oh my god! That was me!
You killed Harry Potter  >:( !!!!!
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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2007, 09:13:13 am »
You killed Harry Potter  >:( !!!!!
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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2007, 01:58:40 pm »
You killed Harry Potter  >:( !!!!!

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2007, 06:00:33 pm »
Yawn. Just got back from this movie, or as someone else here put it, a bunch of 2-minute clips lumped together. Well flimed, but it really fell together in to nothing. I'm serioulsy considering waiting for the last two movies and then watching them all on DVD instead. I give it a 5/10.

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2007, 04:18:18 am »
Nah, the reason everything always looks like the olden days instead of modern times is because it's England. Cobblestone streets and crumbling castles at every intersection! Good ol' England!
In-ter-section?  ???

I inexplicably really enjoyed that film. It may just be because It's been ages since I read the book, but for some reason the fact they clearly cut stuff out didn't bother me.
The scenes with the child actors in still pissed me off (because, well, they just suck), but as usual the magic world was well fleshed out, the action setpieces were impressive, and the adult actors were of high standard as always.
I'd give it 8/10
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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2007, 05:37:56 am »
Nah, the reason everything always looks like the olden days instead of modern times is because it's England. Cobblestone streets and crumbling castles at every intersection! Good ol' England!
In-ter-section?  ???

I inexplicably really enjoyed that film. It may just be because It's been ages since I read the book, but for some reason the fact they clearly cut stuff out didn't bother me.
The scenes with the child actors in still pissed me off (because, well, they just suck), but as usual the magic world was well fleshed out, the action setpieces were impressive, and the adult actors were of high standard as always.
I'd give it 8/10

Yeah I enjoyed it too.  We all know what to expect out of Harry Potter films... once you accept that they're never going to be as good as the books and just sit back and enjoy them, they're actually pretty entertaining.

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2007, 06:25:58 am »
Yeah I enjoyed it too.  We all know what to expect out of Harry Potter films... once you accept that they're never going to be as good as the books and just sit back and enjoy them, they're actually pretty entertaining.

Maybe it's just me, but I consider the films to be better. At least then you can actually be totally mindless, as opposed to having to put effort in to read.

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2007, 09:14:02 am »
I've enjoyed the movies so far, though I was worried this one was going to slip further down the slope of focusing on special effects rather than working on the pacing. We cant expect scenes to NOT be missed out, because there are time limits on these movies, and it would be an incredible pain to have each book seperated out into seperate films. Given how much they're trying to cram into a single sitting, its no wonder things sometimes feel a little oddly paced, or lacking in detail, but I actually enjoyed this one a lot.

If my messed-up attention span and willpower were a little better, i'd be tempted to read the books, because as it stands, i've only read little bits of the first few. Problem is, because i've seen the movies, a fair bit of it has already been revealed to me, but the details and events im missing are very tempting...

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2007, 11:00:01 am »
I've enjoyed the movies so far, though I was worried this one was going to slip further down the slope of focusing on special effects rather than working on the pacing. We cant expect scenes to NOT be missed out, because there are time limits on these movies, and it would be an incredible pain to have each book seperated out into seperate films. Given how much they're trying to cram into a single sitting, its no wonder things sometimes feel a little oddly paced, or lacking in detail, but I actually enjoyed this one a lot.

If my messed-up attention span and willpower were a little better, i'd be tempted to read the books, because as it stands, i've only read little bits of the first few. Problem is, because i've seen the movies, a fair bit of it has already been revealed to me, but the details and events im missing are very tempting...

I don't care what people say about the books being "badly written".  I've read some damn good books in my lifetime thus far, and the Harry Potter ones are one of the few which I can actually lie down all day and read constantly.  They're just so easy to read, and suck you into the Harry Potter world.  They're not the best written, they're no Shakespeare, but they're just entertaining.  Any book which can hold my attention and make me want to stop doing other things to read them gets my vote.

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2007, 11:34:44 am »
Harry walked into the Three Broomsticks and took a seat in a booth near the back. Who were all the people in here tonight? They looked familiar, but Harry didn't know any of them. Was that Dolores Umbridge? No, just some woman in a hideous cardigan.

None of these diners knew yet that Voldemort was dead—not by Harry's hand, but killed instead by Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnegan, who'd happened upon He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named outside of London. They'd cursed him from behind and watched as the night bus ran over his head with a horrible crunching sound.

Harry flipped through the channels on the wizarding wireless until he found a song that reminded him of the old days, "Do the Hippogriff" by the Weird Sisters. He remembered the crowds dancing to this song at the Yule Ball, years before; so many of those friends were long gone now, dead or in Azkaban. As the song began, Harry heard the tinkle of the bell above the front door as Ginny came in. She hurried to his booth and sat down.

"It's Percy," he told her, taking a swig of butterbeer. "He's testifying."

Each time the bell rang and another wizard walked into the pub, Harry looked up warily. Voldemort may have been dead, but there were still plenty of people who'd be thrilled if Harry was the victim of a Bat-Bogey Hex, or worse. Was that man in the corner booth, stirring sugar into his tea, from the Ministry of Magic? Or a Death Eater, burning for revenge? Or was he just some bystander who couldn't help noticing the famous scar on Harry's forehead?

Ron, his red hair cut short and a thin beard running along his jaw, came through the door and sat down. Harry took his hand for a second, a little overwhelmed. After the depression, and the suicide attempt in the fifth-floor prefects' bathroom, it was good to see Ron happy again; his new office job with the Chudley Cannons quidditch club—and the German-made sports broom Harry had bought him—seemed to be improving his spirits.

Someone approached the table. Harry looked up, hoping it might be Hermione, but instead it was a pale, sneering young man who for a moment reminded Harry of Draco Malfoy. The man walked past Harry's booth and entered the bathroom. Across the pub, a man with dark eyes laughed with a woman who reminded Harry of Bellatrix Lestrange.

Outside, a frustrated Hermione tried to tether Buckbeak the hippogriff to a street lamp, but Buckbeak was having none of it. He shook his eagle head angrily and pawed at the ground. Hermione sighed; she'd have to start with the bowing all over again.

An order of Pumpkin Pasties arrived at the table, and Harry popped one in his mouth. Where was Hermione? She'd told him earlier in the week that she was giving up her plans to be a Healer in favor of a career as an advocate, defending wizards in Ministry hearings. He'd flushed with pride. Maybe having the whole gang here would ease the sense of dread he couldn't shake.

He remembered what Hagrid had told him. "Aye, Harry," poor Hagrid had said. "You probably don't even hear it when it happens." Was that true? Had Hagrid heard the words, or seen the flash of green, when those two Death Eater thugs killed him in the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley?

Outside, Hermione finally managed to settle Buckbeak in one place along the curb. She ran across the lane, heading for the entrance to the Three Broomsticks.

Harry heard the jingle of the door. He looked up. He felt his scar.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2007, 03:32:57 pm »
Yeah, thats out of date. Rowling said in an interview that the last word wasn't Scar any more. Thanks for trying anyway, lets see what you could have won:

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2007, 08:53:54 pm »
I've enjoyed the movies so far, though I was worried this one was going to slip further down the slope of focusing on special effects rather than working on the pacing. We cant expect scenes to NOT be missed out, because there are time limits on these movies, and it would be an incredible pain to have each book seperated out into seperate films. Given how much they're trying to cram into a single sitting, its no wonder things sometimes feel a little oddly paced, or lacking in detail, but I actually enjoyed this one a lot.

If my messed-up attention span and willpower were a little better, i'd be tempted to read the books, because as it stands, i've only read little bits of the first few. Problem is, because i've seen the movies, a fair bit of it has already been revealed to me, but the details and events im missing are very tempting...

I don't care what people say about the books being "badly written".  I've read some damn good books in my lifetime thus far, and the Harry Potter ones are one of the few which I can actually lie down all day and read constantly.  They're just so easy to read, and suck you into the Harry Potter world.  They're not the best written, they're no Shakespeare, but they're just entertaining.  Any book which can hold my attention and make me want to stop doing other things to read them gets my vote.

Yeah, weren't they supposed to be written for a younger audience, anyways? She probably knows that it's better to write a book that is easier to read, and that encourages you to spend time reading it. I think a more complicated book, a 'better written' one, would not have been as successful.

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Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2007, 04:12:26 am »
That's certainly true, but then this is the same sort of 'successful' that makes Paris Hilton an international celebrity. ::)

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