Monday, July 16, 2007

You haven't seen Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix until you've seen it in IMAX

After a wait of a few months plus 2 days (because I wasn't able to get good tickets for the Thursday release) I finally got the chance to watch the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film on Saturday evening. The theatre was crowded, the functions for this past weekend were al sold out. It meant only one thing, the beginning of two weeks of Harry Potter hype! (next week, the publication of the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

I liked the movie, I liked it a LOT! The movie lives up to my expectations. It is a very good adaptation (maybe a little too diluted) of the most complicated book in the series so far, this book defines a turning point in the series in which Hogwarts is no longer the focal point of the story. As always with the Harry Potter movies the cast selection is excellent. The visual effects are, as usual, brilliantly executed.

And the important thing in this post, IMAX. You just have to see it in IMAX to fully experience the movie potential. It is soooooooooooooo awesome! The crisp, clear projection, the exceptional sound, the enormous screen size... all makes good reason for the IMAX experience. But there is more, 20 minutes of the final of the movie are in 3D!, all of the visit of the Potter friends  to the Ministry of Magic. It really enhances the movie and when you leave the theatre you want more.

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