Under 100 Words Movie Review

Other than pining for a heroin-chic Gary Oldman to ravish me at some grungy bar one night soon, I was rather, ummmm, unmoved by The Order of The Phoenix. Likely had something to do with too many cute flourishes, no doubt meant to provide a bit of relief to what was a very dark book. While filled with tantilizing tidbits, the movie was just not black enough for me, although the costuming on Helena Bonham Carter’s Bellatrix Lestrange was quite gothed-out, as was her unhinged, poisoned acting. Needed more Oldman and more Bonham Carter, less earnest teens. Yawn.

14 comments

  1. Jeff Emanuel says:

    LOVE the books. I’ll be there at midnight next Friday night getting the final one.

    The films have improved (save the abysmal second one) with each installment (though I haven’t seen the fifth yet). The big setback, as Erick mentions, is the absolutely horrible Michael Gambon, who still brags that he hasn’t read the books and doesn’t have to.

  2. griftdrift says:

    What did you expect? A soundtrack by The Cure?

    And Erick and Jeff, I’ll be interested in your take on Gambon after seeing this one. I had a simliar opinion of him in the last couple of movies.

  3. Icarus says:

    Where the heck is Demonbeck?

    Transformers, Order of the Phoenix, iPhones?

    I want someone who can discuss great lyrics from The Bangles, Molly Ringwold movies, or the best episodes of SouthPark.

  4. SpaceyG says:

    “I’m going down to Liverpool and do nothing all the days of my life.”

    Tell me who wrote the original song, and win a free Cure CD! (Hint: the Bangles only covered it.)

  5. Mike-El says:

    Kimberly Rew, a dude(!) from Katrina and The Waves.

    Keep the CD…I’m just showing off.

  6. Mike-El says:

    You wound me, ma’am. The very thought…

    Remember that Record Bar guy with the skinny tie and all the New Wave buttons? The one sneering at customers as he rang up their REO Speedwagon and Styx albums? That was me.

  7. rugby_fan says:

    Well well Erick thank you for spoiling the ending for me and who knows how many children.

    It is apparent that only I will assume the task of thinking of the children here on Peach Pundit.

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