Thursday, July 05, 2007

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix

Cam kesial... da ler aku minat gila Harry Potter punya series. I've read all the books, all six of them, over and over and over again! And walaopon selama ni aku tak harap movies nak as good as the book, let me say this now.

This is THE WORST Harry Potter movie ever!!!

Ok... so while everyone has to wait a little more to watch the movie, and aku ada bragging rights to say, I'm one of the few WORLDWIDE to watch it first, it really wasn't all that good, ok!

Banyak ler benda. I don't know how you guys will like it, cause memasing kan taste lelain. And maube sebab aku fanm abih, penilaian aku lain sikit kot, ngan perbandingan banyak to the book.

So let me put my review in a simple context of negative and positive points so korang leh pick whatever you guys want, as a guideline to determine samaada korang nak layan movie ni ke tak.

Apapon aku nyesal bangun awal pagik (10.30am is pretty darned esrly for me) bangun begitu awal tuk pra tonton pilem ni kat MidValley Megamall. Tapi takpe la... nak tunggu semua orang seminggu camtuh baru dapat tengok... and tuh pun aku check online hanya beberapa pratonton diadakan worldwide.

So memang this is going to be ONE of the first few reviews of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix worldwide.

C'mon VOGUE!!! Let your body move to the really...Voldemort vogue-ing?

Dumbledore's Army

The climactic scene in the Ministry of Magic. The best action sequence yet in a Harry Potter film.

Why Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is WORTH WATCHING

-This time around, all the kids can really act. The come across better characters actors, sampai Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley pun not as annoying.
-Tonks shows her cool powers as a shapeshifter.
-Great cameos by Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange and Emma Thompson as Sybil Trelawney.
-We get to see Luna Lovegood!
-The pace of the movie is quite fast, so it's not so draggy like the other movies. One of the better edited ones...
-Well, semangat lagik terbakar nak get the new book, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows with Pottermania striking all through July
-Cinematography was nice, as was the art direction.
-Erm... the movie was free...

And that's all the good points I could think of. Now the bad points.

Why Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix SUCKS!
-The whole original storyline in the book is BUTCHERED! The movie appears ONLY loosely based about the book.
-Many subplots missing (no involvement of The Quibbler, Kreacher cuma tunjuk kejap with no Dobby, no mention of Quidditch at all, the centaurs are minimised etc)
-Banyak benda lari konti sebab change of director (who the fuck is David Yates???) Small things like the look of the fire when Sirius uses the Floo Network to bigger things like how the kids get to Hogwarts using the Thestral carriages.
- So many characters like new ones in Tonks,Luna as well as old ones like Snape, Lupin, Sirius, and especially Ginny Weasley are reduced to merely cameo like appearances. Even Draco Malfoy had about two seconds onscreen.
-Some of the effects look BLOODY cheap!!! Early in the movie, Harry and the members of the Order of the Phoenix fly along Thames which looks like some boring green screen shit. Even Superman from 1978 was as good...
-The climax scene in the fight at the Ministry of Magic between Voldemort and the Death Eaters versus Dumbledore, versus Harry and the rest of the kids and the members of the Order, was more like an anti climax.
-The supposed hot scene of Harry kissing with Cho Chang is overrated and a watse of time. Ciommolot liplock yang slurpee, tapi takde emosi and it took too bloody long
-The movie was NOT worth sitting through over two hours nak kebaskan bontot.
-The magic, which is essential, banyak cam, glanced through jer. Tak fokus sangat.
-With so much time waste on stupid things like Harry badly kissing, an emotional moment like Sirius dying took only ten seconds to get over.
-Not to mention fun scenes masa kembar Weasley berdua tuh throw the school in chaos.
-A lot of things that tie Order Of The Phoenix to the next episode which is Half Blood Prince was absent..
-Why watch it when you can watch Transformers again?

So in a nutshell, that's my review. Simple jer... korang nak tengok ke tak pepandai ler.My verdict?

Two freaking stars out of five. Tuh pun aku rasa overrated. And yes, speaking od overrated, this is THE MOST overrated movie of the year!

Anyway, today dapat news yang cam sial sangat. Yes yes...harga rokok naik lagik! Keji kan... asik naik je. Leave us smokers alone la. Anyways, ni new prices for smokes in Malaysia now. Still cheaper compared to places like Singapore yang S$11 plus for a f****g Marlboro 20 atau lebih kurang RM25.

Still, it's extortion tol price list from British American Tobacco. Yang Phillip Morris tak dapat lak. But I know Marlboro Reds 20s are now RM8.20, naik 80 sen. Basically semua naik antara 60 hingga ke 80 sen.

As a result of the 25% excise increase in addition to the ad valorem component, sales tax, distributor and retailer margin, as well as the inflationary cost of doing business, British American Tobacco Malaysia has revised its cigarette prices.
The new cigarette prices, which will be effective Thursday, 5 July 2007, are as follows:-

Dunhill Fine Cut 20s range - RM9.20
Dunhill D360 20s range - RM8.60
Dunhill King Size 20s range - RM8.20
Dunhill King Size 14s range - RM5.90
Kent King Size 20s range - RM8.20
Pall Mall Plain 20s - RM8.60
Pall Mall King Size 20s range - RM6.70
Pall Mall King Size 14s range - RM4.90
Pall Mall King Size 25s - RM7.30
Benson & Hedges King Size 20s - RM8.20
Benson & Hedges King Size 14s - RM5.90
Peter Stuyvesant 20s - RM8.20
Peter Stuyvesant 14s - RM5.90
Perilly's 100s 20s - RM6.90
Perilly's King Size 20s range - RM6.70
Perilly's King Size 25s range - RM7.30