Release Date: July 11, 2007 (conventional theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: Michael Goldenberg
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Official Website: HarryPotterOrderofthePhoenix.com
In “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students.— More here
What an amazing coming of age film HP5 is! Unlike the previous installments, the focus here is on Harry’s inner struggle. His friends did not write him over the summer. This disappointment is just the beginning for him.
Harry has a very real inner struggle going on between darkness and light. He must make life altering choices. In an early foreshadowing scene Harry must decide if he should risk his own life to save the despised Dudley, or leave him to a horrific fate. The film builds from there. You will not be disappointed.
It is this determined journey toward maturity makes HP an epic story. And HP5 may be the best of all the films so far. Cast and crew have exceeded themselves.