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Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You're not a bad person. You're a very good person, who bad things have happened to.
Sirius Black

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth film in the Harry Potter series, released in 2007. It marks the in-series debut of director David Yates, who would go on to direct the rest of the series.

Voldemort's back, but the Ministry of Magic is in denial, so they decide the best solution is to start a Government Conspiracy and cover up all the evidence. Then they send one of their own, Dolores Umbridge, to Hogwarts to take over. Meanwhile, Harry has been haunted by strange dreams...

Amusingly, this movie takes the longest book and compresses it into the second-shortest movie. The movie was a critical and commercial smash hit, earning critical acclaim and grossing over $930 million. Rowling herself called it "the best one yet". It was the second highest-grossing movie of the year, bested only by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Followed by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Tropes exclusive to this film:

  • Adaptation Explanation Extrication: The film keeps the plot point that no-one believes Harry about Voldemort, since that is part of the Anthropic Principle for that particular book. But, because some points were edited out of Goblet of Fire and never reinstated, viewers never know why no-one believes him beyond Fudge's complete denial of the facts and using Sirius as The Scapegoat.
    • Any scene pertaining to the introduction of the two-way mirrors is left out, leaving it to turn up apparently randomly at various points in the last few films. Its function is given an "explanation" in Deathly Hallows � Part 2, but you are never told why Harry has it.
  • Did You Actually Believe?: Part of Lucius's Trash Talk in the climax.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Death Eaters can't seem to hit a panicked teenager with a spell even from behind.
  • Ironic Echo: "I must not tell lies."
  • Kick the Dog: EVERYTHING Umbridge does. She can't walk down a hallway without finding a dog to kick. The film makes it worse-they just let the monster run loose, giving her a microphone to broadcast her new rules all over the school, and use a spell to forcibly separate a kissing couple.
    • ...And use others to tuck in someone's shirt surreptitiously, fix another's tie, etc. That sequence is full of Lawful Stupid dog-kicking.
  • Life Isn't Fair: Snape to Harry:
    Snape: Well, it may have escaped your notice, but life isn't fair.
  • Moment of Silence: After Sirius' death.
  • Montage and Training Montage: Both Tropes are put to good use. (How else could they compress an 870-page book into two and a half hours?)
  • Practical Voice Over: During the training montage.
  • Secret Government Warehouse: Who would have thought something innocuously named the Department of Mysteries would have one of these?
  • Sinister Geometry: Places associated with the Ministry Of Magic's more sinister side are rife with these. The hallway to the courtroom, the Department of Mysteries, the Death Chamber and of course Azkaban itself are all cubical or triangular, every angle perfect, clean and sterile. *shudder*
  • Skip of Innocence: Luna does this to reflect her demeanor.
  • Spinning Paper: The movie reinvigorates this Dead Horse Trope, and it's awesome. The moving (and talking) pictures help and are entirely Justified because, well, they're magic.
  • A Storm Is Coming: Hagrid says "There's a storm coming", and this scene is directly followed by the Death Eaters breaking out of Azkaban.
  • Wrong Name Outburst: At one point, Harry is dueling beside his deceased father's best friend, Sirius. When Harry pulls an impressive move, Sirius shouts "Nice one, James!"
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