NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix DVD Review

By     get stories by email

Possibly more Dirty Harry than the usual beloved megabucks kid bestseller bespectacled wonder wizard, as a dark side kicks in. This fifth installment, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, on Two-Disc Special Edition, finds Dan Radcliffe's Potter an egghead rebel teen vigilante of sorts, with unruly impulses towards admittedly ineffectual adult authority.

And an apparently more hormone-driven Harry gets to enjoy a magical mistletoe makeout session too, courtesy of a receptive Cho Chang (Katie Leung). Who does her own abrupt disappearing act, likely at the behest of director David Yates, before the potentially steamy proceedings threaten to shapeshift into an R rating.

Overly complicated and distracting with far too many characters that young viewers may find too exhausting to care, Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix nevertheless doesn't disappoint. There's still plenty of breathtaking screen sorcery, and spectacular wand wars with Harry's soul on the line.

Plus, a kooky new addition pops into the mystical collection of assorted oddballs, Delores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton). She grabs more than a little attention of her own as the devious schoolmarm with a rosy hued wardrobe and freaky feline fetish, as black magic is whimsically reimagined as truly shocking pink.

Warner Home Video
Rated PG-13

DVD Features: Bonus Digital Copy of the film included with the DVD; Additional Scenes; The Hidden Secrets Of Harry Potter: Explore all the movies in the series for clues to The Mystery Of Harry's True Destiny; Trailing Tonks: Natalia Tena (aka Nymphadora Tonks), leads a very personal film set tour; Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing - Director David Yates and editor Mark Day show what a difference a good edit makes; DVD-Rom Enhanced features.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Movie Reviews News

Prairie Miller talks to Elizabeth Hurley about The Royals, and to Nina Paley, artist, filmmaker, animator, cartoonist and free culture copyright activist.
Created by Sir James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan was first produced as a play in 1904 and adapted into an illustrated novel seven years thereafter. The enchanting fairy tale made its screen debut as a silent movie in 1924, with assorted remakes, seque
Where to Invade Next hops from one topic to another, never lets the audience know what it's about and, after two hours of cinematic navel gazing, it's unlikely they care.
Prairie Miller has a Halloween Visitation. Cult Horror Director Sam Raimi drops in, Death Of A Salesman In Yiddish and classical concert pianist Hannah Reimann
Bond is back, possibly Daniel Craig's last outing. Can SPECTRE step out of the shadow cast by SKYFALL's great acclaim. Read Kingsley's review to find out!
This race hate documentary chronicles neo-Nazi relocation to Leith, a small town in North Dakota, and what the locals did to get rid of the supremacists.


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site