Saw Order of the Phoenix last night..
Watching something like that is actually quite a trip… I’d forgotten that there might be anything more to it than really long lines.
There’s really really long lines really early before the movie, and there’s the extra-dorkiness status you garner by association with others in the line dressed as a Firebolt (yes, the broom), as Death Eaters, as Harry Potter, tons of random t-shirts saying things like “Severus is my slave/Severus is my master”, and countless girls with lightning bolts drawn on their foreheads with eye-liner. I may never be cool again. ;)
Anyway, the movie was well done… of course a lot from the book gets left out, cuz you can only cram so much into the span of one movie…but they obviously try hard to make these HPotter movies impressive. I have to go back and reread several of the books, cuz it turns out that my brain doesn’t bother retaining plots I’ve read from books over 2+ years ago (—which makes movie-watching kinda better, actually…).
[small spoiler if you haven’t read the book:]
There was a great moment while watching the movie where Cornelius Fudge walks into the room and sees Voldemort and finally must face the truth that Dumbledore was right all along and that you-know-who/he-who-must-not-be-named is back. —he walks in, sees, stops short, and exclaims in a loud whisper with a dumbfounded look on his face, “He’s back!” — to which someone in the audience yelled out, “Yea Bush!!!” and all of us cheered. :)