One Order of Phoenix, To Go
I have never read any of the Harry Potter novels, but I have been following the movies. The other night, we saw ... And the Order of the Phoenix. At first, I was struck by how much the now older Harry now resembled Timothy Hunter. Terri's comment was "when did Harry become so buff?" The film itself was pleasant enough--good, but not great--and certainly better than most fantasy genre flicks. Perhaps I am missing the nuances and greater storytelling that was left out while writing the screenplay. It feels less like a movie, and more like an episode. Since we are deep in the heart of the series, it lacks the self-contained story of most movies, even most sequels. I look forward to the last two movies and will be glad to see the end of the greater story. Terri picked up the first book and will no doubt tear through the entire series once she gets started, but I doubt I'll ever find the time to read them.