Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Watched Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix last night.

Found it quite boring. I find all the quick successive flashbacks of Potter's life espeically irritating. I prefer The Goblet of Fire.

I espcially liked the part where the dragon chased Potter while he flew on his broom. The dragon even sent Potter crashing down onto the sloping roof of Hogwarts school. Cool.

I suspect The Half Blood Prince,

which is coming out in November 2008, might be similarly boring to watch as The Order of the Phoenix.

It feels like both the Order of the Phoenix and The Half Blood Prince are just written and made into movies just for the sake of filling up the gaps that lead to final climatic battle between Potter and Voldemort in The Deathly Hallows.

Deathly Hallows is scheduled to be realesed in 2010. By then my son, Shawn, would already be in Primary 1. Stage 1 of the Circle Line would be open by then too.

I dozed off years ago while watching The Chamber of Secrets.

Woke up near the end to find a giant serpent crawling around some dark tunnel.

I haven't even watched The Prisoner of Azkaban

where Sirius Black turned out to be Potter's godfather, one of the good guys, of course.

My, look how the 3 kids have grown since The Sorcerer's Stone.


Spoilers of Deathly Hallows:

1. Percy Weasley dies.

2. Ron is killed by Bellatrix.

3. Bellatrix in turn killed by Neville.

4. Lupin dies.

5. Dumbledore's death was pre-arranged with Snape. Snape only did it out of personal gain. Voldermort eventually kills Snape in frustration.

6. Voldemort dies after showdown in Department of Magic.

7. Harry becomes a freelance Auror.

8. Hermione goes to work for St. Mungo Hospital.

9. Neville becomes a herbology teacher.

10. McGonagall becomes new headmaster.

More spoilers.

8 Comments:

Blogger Emperor Liu said...

I like Cho Chang. Is she still alive in the later episodes?

Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 6:49:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

Hmm you guys really like to watch harry potter huh...

I only watch the first movie but nah movie's about magic is not my type.

That guy playing as Harry Potter has grown up from a cute little boy into a man or should i say 18 year old?

Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 7:07:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Emperor Liu: There's no mention of Cho Chang being killed off in the spoilers. So i presume she survives until the end. Potter is also supposed to marry Ginny Weasley, sister of his best friend, Ron, at Deathly Hallow's epilogue when they have all grown up.

To Smarty Pants: Actually i'm not really into Harry Potter. I prefer Stars Wars and The Matrix. You're right. Daniel Radcliffe will be turning 18 come 23rd July, 2007.

Friday, July 20, 2007 at 12:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

Hey same here I'm a fans of stars wars.

I love Episode III, IV and VI. I still remember how to chancellor transform the Republic into Galactic Empire and also how the Emperor face end up getting deform.

But I love and hate episode VI as i was wondering how come a race of teddy bears manage to defeat the Elite unit of the Empire military force at Planet of Endor?

I find it annoying.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 9:40:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

"I find your lack of faith disturbing" - Darth Vader

"Fear will keep local system inline and fear of this battle station (death star)" - Grand Moff Tarkin

"Once more the Sith will rule the Galaxy" - Emperor Palpatine

There more... Star wars has the best quotes in movies history.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 9:46:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Smarty Pants: Gimmme a five pal! :D

"It is of no concern. Soon the rebels will be crushed. And young Skywalker will be one of us." - Emperor Palpatine.

Actually, before Episodes I, II & III came out, my favorite was Episode VI because its visual effects were the best compared to Episodes IV and V. I often doze off watching Episode IV, the most critically-acclaimed one :p

I suppose the Ewoks were able to defeat the Storm Troopers on the forest moon of Endor because they knew the forest much better than the latter.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 10:28:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

"I suppose the Ewoks were able to defeat the Storm Troopers on the forest moon of Endor because they knew the forest much better than the latter."

Armed with stick and stone how come a low tech civilisation can win against the firepower and well trained Imperial troops? This scene keep annoying me.

Agree Episode VI was the best due to visual effect.

"You see the end of Kenobi now you will soon see the end of the rebellion" - Darth Vader to Grand Moff Tarkin

""It is of no concern. Soon the rebels will be crushed. And young Skywalker will be one of us." - Emperor Palpatine."
Haha but seems that the Emperor underestimate Luke. In the end the chosen one is still Anakin who carry and threw him down into some kind of chamber.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 9:30:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Smarty Pants: I guess the Ewoks really made Episdoe VI appeal more to kids than adults. It did seem highly improbable that the Ewoks were able to defeat the Storm Troopers with their primitive weapons. But the sequences of rolling a tree trunks down to topple an AT-AT Walker, and swinging two tree trunks to crush an AT-AT Walker still look nice to me after all these years. I love the part where the Ewoks tied a rope between two trees and caused a storm trooper to fall off his speeder bike. To me, it's amusing and funny :)

"Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen." - Emperor Palpatine

Powerful as the Emperor was, to the extent he could foresee the future, he couldn't foresee his own death at the hands of his disciple, Darth Vader, whom he rescued from Mustafar after Anakin had his limbs cut off by Obiwan.

"Jabba! This is your last chance! Free us, or die!" - Luke Skywalker

Monday, July 23, 2007 at 3:19:00 PM GMT+8  

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