Doug stayed home with a sleeping Sariah last night so I could go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix at the IMAX theatre that's 10 min. from our house. (Side note: I have never paid $12 to see a movie before! Maybe it was good that I went by myself! We'll probably pay less for the dvd!) It was good to get out by myself without Sariah, so I'm thankful to Doug for being so wonderful!
Overall I enjoyed the movie. Daniel Radcliff was amazing. Even Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have improved on their acting. Ron sure smiles a lot more in this movie than I've seen in previous, and it wasn't a goofy smile, but actually a very attractive one. I'm a big Ron/Hermoine shipper, so I enjoyed the tension between them. I've always thought that the movies at least get the characters right, even if the plots are a little holey.
Speaking of plot, it was really wierd for me. I'm not sure how to explain it, but they seemed to go really quick through the plot, yet I felt the movie dragged. I'm not sure how that happened. There were scenes that were awesome. The dementor attact was gripping until Mrs. Figg ruined it. I loved the DA meetings. And I felt they did a good job showing you the inside of Harry's mind.
The 3D stuff was pretty brilliant too. I'm glad I saw it this way and I'll echo Lisa's SIL, Regan, that if you can see it this way, you should! Although I was a teensy disapointed about the big fight at the end, it seemed to go really quickly, and I guess I expected more, esp. once the Order got there.
All in all, I'm glad I saw this on the big screen. I think it deserves 4.5 stars out of 5. :)