Before I begin, let me apologize if this gets a little long. I am a fan, before I am a writer, and if many of you don’t know me, I am very enthusiastic when it comes to all things Harry Potter.
I will admit, as a DIE-HARD HP fan, I was worried at how this movie would be presented. At 870 pages, it is the longest book in the Potter series; yet the movie, at 2 hours and 14 minutes, is the shortest. If you are not a fan of the books, there are some instances where you will be totally lost, but otherwise I think the movie held up well, considering all that had to be cut.
David Yates did an excellent job at capturing the mood of OOTP. You can actually feel the hopelessness and despair that Harry is feeling, the isolation from his friends and his confusion at being left on his own after the tragedy at the end of Goblet of Fire. (I will also attribute this to the acting talents of Daniel Radcliffe, who I think stepped up his game in this movie). But let’s get into some of my likes and dislikes (I’m only going to choose a few, so as to not make a two page blog here ) More