Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix


After work yesterday I took the boys to go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. My goodness are those kids growing up! I'm curious to see how they're going to pull off the last couple of movies when its obvious the cast has matured beyond their book counterparts.

Not that it matters to me really. The story is what's important, not the age of my three favorite characters. (I will be sooo pissed if any of them dies in the last book...)

Watching the movie with the boys was funny. My oldest boy is a lot like his mom in that he doesn't care all that much for "scary" movies. Not that he thinks HP is exactly scary. He likes most of the movie just fine. The only parts that really get to him have that dramatic music score pounding through the speakers. He covers his ears, closes his eyes, and tells me "take my ears off, mom, when it's over."

Take his ears off. How funny is that!

My youngest, on the other hand, is quite a bit braver. He only flinched a couple of times. And he never covered his eyes.

I have to say I was incredibly impressed with Looney Luna. The casting was brilliant. I hope the girl playing her gets the acknowledgement she deserves.

I don't want to post any spoilers. Although if you've read the book, there really aren't any. They did a fair job of sticking to the plot and explaining things in the time allotted. My sister, who is very picky about such things, was even impressed with how well they did.