Mrs. Troll and I made it to an early showing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We had a nice time, but I think we agree it wasn't so great.
Perhaps a variation on Rule Number One? No series of movies is ceaselessly brilliant? (Well, they weren't ever brilliant, but they were fun.) Order of the Phoenix was just a little bland.
I think the real problem is that the books have gotten insanely heavy. They're not possible to cut down to movie size - too many things are happening, and we can't learn anything about the characters.
That's my two cents! I hope you enjoy it more. Please discuss amongst yourselves in the comments...
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