Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Differences between the book and the movie


Hey everyone!

We are already at the fifth part! For those of you who have missed parts 1, 2, 3 or 4, feel free to check them out!

When Dudley and Harry start heading home, at the beginning of the story, they get attacked by Dementors. In the book, Harry manages to summon his patronus on the third try, saving them both. In the movie, he manages to cast the spell on his first try, but does not manage to summon his patronus.

After the attack in the book, Harry receives several letters concerning his expulsion from Hogwarts (because he used magic in the presence of a muggle), the final letter being the one that announces that he will have a hearing at the Ministry of Magic. In the movie, he receives only one, the latter, letter (I am so proud of the wording here).

When Harry arrives at the Ministry with Mr. Weasley, the book says that Harry is already 5 minutes late to his hearing. In the movie, Mr. Weasley says the hearing will start in 5 minutes and they manage to get there on time.

After they all get back to Hogwarts and get on the carriage, in the book, Ginny introduces Luna to everyone, prior to that, Hermione did not know her. In the movie, however, it is Hermione that introduces Luna to everyone.

When they decide to form the Dumbledore’s army, they are in need of a room for practice. So Harry makes it a job for everyone that until their next meeting, they have to come up with a suitable place. In the movie, Neville is the one that accidentally stumbles upon the Room of Requirements. In the book, none of this happens as it is Dobby who tells Harry about the room.

After many attempts, they are finally discovered by Umbridge. In the book, this happens because Cho’s friend leaks out the information. In the movie, Cho is the one who tells Umbridge under the influence of Veritaserum.

In the final stand-off they get confronted by the Death Eaters who want to get their hands on Harry’s prophecy. During the fight, Harry’s godfather, Sirius Black, gets killed by Bellatrix Lestrange, his cousin. In the book, he gets cursed by her and stumbles back into the veil. In the movie, he is hit by the death curse and is actually thrown into the veil.

When Harry goes chasing after Bellatrix, in the book, she gets trapped under a statue and Voldemort has to rescue her. In the movie, she does not get trapped and manages to use the Floo network to escape.

This is all! As always, I hope you enjoyed it! Remember to like it and share it!

See you on Friday!


18 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Differences between the book and the movie

  1. lorrs33 7 Jun 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Fair play to you remembering all these details, it’s been so long since I read the books I can barely remember the differences.

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    • vikingreviewsblog 7 Jun 2017 / 4:39 pm

      It has been a while since I read the books. I love the movies more than the books, to be honest (Harry Potter movies that is).

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  2. theorangutanlibrarian 7 Jun 2017 / 9:57 pm

    The death of Sirius is the part I remember being most different (and one of the changes that annoyed me more than anything) Great post!!

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    • vikingreviewsblog 7 Jun 2017 / 10:00 pm

      I remember rereading that part over and over again. I just couldn’t comprehend what just happened to my favorite character. The movie nailed it for me with the slow motion, because that’s exactly how I felt reading it. They probably changed everything else to make it more dramatic.

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      • theorangutanlibrarian 8 Jun 2017 / 4:00 am

        Oh gosh I was the *exact* same!! he was my favourite character :/ Personally I preferred it in the book- but I get what you mean

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  3. Kris 7 Jun 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Movies are never better than books. (ok, they can be almost as good. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and The Princess Bride come to mind…)

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  4. Kelly Berlin 8 Jun 2017 / 8:16 am

    I know I’m in the minority, but Order of the Phoenix is my favorite HP story! Thanks for the great post 🙂

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    • vikingreviewsblog 8 Jun 2017 / 8:21 am

      No problem! Everyone has their own favorite, and minority is always better than majority. Why be like everyone else, eh? 😉

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  5. Mrs. G ♡ 11 Jun 2017 / 9:49 am

    I am currently re-reading hp and the order of the phoenix. I love the hp series and have read the series more a hundred times since childhood. Honestly no other book series comes close to this . The movies were great in the beginning but the last 2 movies were a huge disappointment to me.

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    • vikingreviewsblog 11 Jun 2017 / 11:09 am

      Actually, one book that I’ve read did come not only close, but right by its side. You can find it here: https://vikingreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/ewan-pendle-and-the-white-wraith-by-shaun-hume/
      As far as the movies/books are considered. I liked both, but I believe that the last part, book and both movies, lost a lot of mystery. In the previous parts, you couldn’t wait what new they’ll discover, what lays ahead of them. But in the last part it was just the search for horcruxes and the win against Voldemort that we all predicted anyway. So it was “meh” at best, to be honest.

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      • Mrs. G ♡ 11 Jun 2017 / 11:52 am

        Will definitely look into the book you have referred me too. Ive been in search of a really good book for a long time. I guess you’re right about both the movie and tge book but I just hate that left out stuff from the book and changed the story a little here and there

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