Harry Potter made me sick / Death of The Lady

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True. Harry made me sick.

After watching the Harry Potter – The Order Of The Phoenix on its first day, I had this high fever until now. Maybe because I’m too dumb to walk into the rain and enter a super-cold Robinson’s Manila cinema. But my end’s worth it. The movie was a blast. When I entered the premises, I cannot find myself a seat, they are all occupied. Wasn’t that enough justification the movie went great?

Satisfaction guaranteed, almost. This film sees the boy wizard growing up to face the dreadful truth of his destiny. This latest – fifth – cinematic outing of J.K. Rowling’s saga that Harry painfully begins to understand the battles with evil that lie ahead. It is a film where the balance of narrative tips from action to intrigue and there are some that will find that tedious.

I feel sorry for Sirius Black. May the God of all wizards guide his soul? or whatever it is called. In this film we got to see Harry having his first kiss. Yup, a kissing scene with her love interest Cho Chang played by Katie Leung. I find Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) more beautiful than Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and would like it better if she will be Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) partner. The Weasleys, as usual, proove to be the wierdos of the World of Magic. The twins Fred (James Phelps) and George (Oliver Phelps), with their lovely, naughty fireworks appeared very hilarious and entertaining. While Ginny (Bonnie Wright) is now ahead of his older brother Ron (Rupert Grint) when it comes to magic chanting.

I liked the acting of Imelda Staunton who portrayed Dolores Jane Umbridge, she is very much dislikeable in the film for taking over Hogwarts under her command. The great actress Helena Bonham Carter playing the role of the villain Bellatrix is very suitable for her role as an insane-looking wizard who escaped from Azkaban. Although her appearance was too short, she still is very effective. By the way, she killed Sirius (Gary Oldman) in the movie. Plus, Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) now has returned to Hogwarts bringing with him his giant step-brother.

Lots of new things to expect from this movie installment.

I dont want to spoil the film for those who haven’t seen it. You need to see it for yourself, or better yet, read the book.

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While writing my Harry Potter semi-review, a heart breaking video news from CNN came in. Lady Bird Johnson, dies at 94.

The former first lady of President Lyndon Johnson, known for national beautifcation advocacy for USA, died in her home in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Johnson suffered strokes in 1993 and 2002, lost her ability to speak and was legally blind because of macular degeneration. Niel Spelce, a family spokesman said she died of respiratory failure. Her old body cannot take the old age anymore. “She did not have another stroke. She did not have a heart attack. She was simply 94 years old,” Spelce said.

The 1965 US Highway Beautification Bill was known as ‘The Lady Bird Bill’.

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