Skip to comments.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Spoiler Alert!!)
Posted on 07/11/2007 12:44:49 AM PDT by Dianna
Please DO NOT read this thread if you have not seen the movie. Even if you have read this book, topics under discussion can affect what you will expect in the last book.
Several pet theories for the Deathy Hallows have, perhaps, been laid to rest by the release of this movie. A number of plot points I had thought were important to the end of the series were completely left out of Order of the Phoenix.
1. There is absolutely NO reference to the cleaning of Grimmauld Place. Thus, any speculation about the locket horcrux being hoarded by Kreacher must be false.
2. The prophecy was never heard in full. The portion of the prophecy which could have referred to Neville instead of Harry was omitted.
3. There was no mention of Percy's estrangement from his family. Percy was shown at Fudge's side at important points, but unless his face was remembered from previous movies, people not reading the book may not have caught that.
There were two plot changes which puzzled me. Cho was the one who gave Dumbledore's Army away, not the unimportant character of Marietta. Also, Sirius, before he falls through the veil calls Harry, "James". I assume these changes have a point, but I don't know what.
There was also no reference to Hermione and Ron being Prefects. There was no Quidditch at all, so Ron would not be on the team.
Ooops, I forgot one:
4. There is no reference to Aunt Petunia knowing about dementors. There was no howler to her which said, “Remember my last”.
Well I’m sure glad that’s settled.
No connection whatsoever.
The Dementors have a real job.
Eating the souls that wizards refuse to eat?
Harry Potter discovers puberty: “Hey, look everyone! It’s a magic wand!”
For example, the fourth movie, the Goblet of Fire, is completely devoid of the house elves and Hermione's SPEW efforts. Instead of Dobby giving Harry the Gilley-weed, Neville gives it to him. Maybe the house elves aren't going to play much of a role in the final book.
According to the fan sites like The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet, she is consulted however, the directors/producers/script writers can choose whether or not to accept her suggestions.
One example: For this movie the script writers had originally written one character completely out of the movie. JK Rowling told them that while it ultimately was there choice to write out this particular character, they would have a difficult time explaining certain events in the final movie.
Since I have not yet seen this movie, I cannot venture a guess as to which one character they might be referring to.
This is known as a 'clue' ...
If there’s no quidditch in “Half-Blood Prince” either (as Dan Radcliffe has said in an interview) how do Harry and Ginny get together?
Sirius obviously called Harry "James" as a Freudiam slip because he missed James and saw him in Harry as they fought together.
I didn't like the movie very much, but my daughter loved it and judging from the reviews it will be a big hit.
They put Kreacher in it but he didn't do anything other than reveal his character.
The one thing they did right was rehabilitate Dumbledore into a grand wizard, after making him a total nuisance in the last film.
Ginny is a very skilled witch evidenced by how JKR describes her in the book. At age 6 she started taking her brothers' brooms out for flying lessons. By her second year, she could conjure a singing Get Well Card for Harry. Somewhere between her third and fourth years, she learned the Bat-bogey hex, striking fear into Fred and George. At least in the movie, she seemed to have little trouble conjuring a patronus.
Does Sirius specifically call Harry “James”, or is he calling to Harry’s father?
“One question I have regarding the movies is whether JK Rowling has approved the scripts and the changes from the books.”
Here Ms. Rowling. Here’s the check, now you be on your way.
He’s speaking to harry complimenting him.
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