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The final HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX one-sheet hits the net! Dumbledore's Army looks pissed!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the newest and last domestic one-sheet for HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, featuring the members of Dumbledore's Army not looking very happy. The poster's very much in line with the rest of the series. WB has a formula that's working perfectly for them, so why change it up? I'd love to see them do another Drew Struzan poster like they did for the first film. Here's the poster! Click to make it grow!

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  • April 25, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Boy Howdy

    by jimmy_009

    This one should be good.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Prometeo

    Nunca lo había dicho ;)

  • April 25, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    First, Women.

    by pizzatheface

    You know you want it.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    first...oh big deal

  • April 25, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Yeah... I want that poster.

    by Frijole

    Like now.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Don't you first posters have lives?

    by pizzatheface

    Sheesh. Oh waitaminit.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    You know you want it. schmuck.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Why is Hermione not in uniform?

    by pizzatheface

    Won't Umbridge get pissed?

  • April 25, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    they should of let Larry Clark (Kids) director DO IT.

    by future help

    direct this.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    w/ a bloody magic wand. and AIDS.

    by future help

    whooooahhhh there. sorry about that.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    The blond chick in the back...

    by Heckles

    ... kind of looks like Sloth from The Goonies. As for the rest, nerdy kids with sticks aren't that intimidating. Make with the dragons or evil trees yo!

  • April 25, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by clockpolitiks

    After the latest trailer and now this poster, I'm starting to get excited. Goblet of Fire was great, and from the look of the trailer for this one, it'll be one hell of a ride.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Horse fucker?

    by Mezzanine

    Teenage angst, awesome. You know Harry is like, "I cant wait to fuck Voldermort up. Game me this damn scare and now I can't get the ladies, only horses".

  • April 25, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Ginny taller than Harry?

    by George Newman

    awkward positioning there.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    If Larry Clark did it...

    by Kasch

    It would be two hours of the Hogwarts students having sex. And Clark would masterbate while wheeping in the editing room.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    tough magick kids

    by Napoleon Park

    I haven't seen these movies except for a few moments on TBS, but does anyone else think that kid, Daniel Roebuck, whatever his name is, Radcliffe, would make a good Peter Parker once Tobey McGuire moves on (and hopefully takes Dirsten Kunst with him). Him or Joseph Gordon Levitt. *** Oh, but this isn't a Spider-man 4-6 talkback, sorry. *** Um, nice poster, good dramatic pose of everyone looking intense. Familiar concept, sort of like a few hundred generic superhero team comics covers (I'm thinking Maguire's Justice League #1 and it's many homages), but why not, it's a cliche that became a cliche because it works.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    yes, can you not see it in the poster?

    by future help

    "Larry Clark's: HARRY"

  • April 25, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Remember post-Scream

    by skimn

    when most "thriller" posters like I Know What You did, etc. lined up the characters in a similar fashion? How creative....

  • April 25, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Wow those kids sure have changed

    by godzillasushi

    Go back and watch the first movie...geeze that was only a while ago when you think of it. Sure will be cool to look back on the whole series.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Yes, skimn... but here it is actually appropriate.

    by Frijole

    These kids are lined up about to face a huge threat as a team. It isn't a random assemblage of kitchen-knife fodder all grouped haphazardly into the poster just to show off how many UPN/WB stars they fit in the movie.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by Boondock Devil

    All of those copycat posters after Scream just made me sick to my stomach just looking at them. Just another example of no talent braindead lazy execs running the film industry.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The Salvation Army looks scarier than this bunch

    by kentrel

    Is this the best they have?

  • April 25, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Looks like the Klan

    by Quin the Eskimo

    is getting ready for a lynchin'. (There all quite milquetoast)

  • April 25, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by Err

    Hopefully it'll be better than that film.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Plus, this is just one of an eventual load of posters

    by Frijole

    We'll probably have similar ones focused on the Death Eaters, one of the Order of the Phoenix possibly... and more than a few more thematic, non-character based ones as well. (To add to this and the pre-existing Voldemort one-sheet).

  • April 25, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Imagine if they were

    by Quin the Eskimo

    staring at YOU

  • April 25, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    She'd get it

    by Jimmy2Times

    Really, why am I having those kind of thoughts about Ginny bloddy Weasley???!!! Time for a good chat with Mr Hand

  • April 25, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah Quin...

    by TheLassiter

    Except for the, um, asian one.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I just hope...

    by Redfive!

    Alfonso Cuaron directs the last one because this series needs to go out with a bang and not some mediocre installment.But besides that I love just about everyone of them.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    OMG! Hermione's got boobies!

    by Proman1984


  • April 25, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    Perverts is your turn now.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    One question...

    by Anna Valerious

    Who is the moron that thinks the Patil twins are both Gryffindor? ONE is in Ravenclaw. Who the hell missed that in GoF and this one?!

  • April 25, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    hey, what are they staring at? Quit looking at me!

    by finky089

    It's okay. Boy, does Neville looks pissed.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST


    by connor187

    Come the slightest hint of a Smirk from the dawn, Knight must surely fall?

  • April 25, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Does it really matter, Anna?

    by Frijole

    The movies have had to excise most of the stuff surrounding the other houses (save for Slytherin) because by and large those elements are not crucial to the main narrative. So it's not that surprising that they put them both in Gryffindor. And since Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are generally seen as the other "good" houses... it doesn't betray anything about their characters either. Not like just randomly sticking Goyle in Hufflepuff or something would.

  • April 25, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    As with Struzan's work, horrible composition

    by strosmer

    I've seen three of these movies (skipped part two) just to give this series a chance, but been disappointed by them all. Read the first book, but come on, this stuff is only good for 10 - 14 yr olds. If you are over the age of 15, try some Faulkner instead.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    asian afterthought? I stand by my post.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88


  • April 25, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter and the Rant Of 69Dude

    by 69DUDE

    Okay, I've kept quiet ever since this whole Harry Potter thing started - but as a great man once said 'I've taken alls I can stand, and I can't stands no more'. Let me start by stating the obvious - Harry Potter is shit. It's nothing more than a 3rd rate BBC drama at best. The first book mimics Star Wars' mythological formula to the letter, only with far less interesting characters and gay magic stuff in the place of lightsaber action, as for the rest...well, I just couldn't bring myself to read anything past book 3. It was turd. Okay, so what about the movies? They are just as bad. Really bad. So many people on this site, like to bitch about movies like FF etc yet they can't stop sucking the cock off this tripe. At least FF had SOME entertaining elements, even if it was poorly executed. As for Potter, all that wand-waving and shouting out silly spell names just makes me wanna puke. The only saving grace is the resident jailbait - whatever her name is. And it's taken until this movie for her to have tits worth a damn.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Not enough Luna Lovegood.

    by Dave Bowman

    And are we supposed to find Ron imposing or intimidating? What does he ever accomplish in the movies besides acting like a hapless clown? He must be one of the worst students at the school.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    And so is this poster.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Ginny Weasley

    by Johnny Anarchy

    My goodness. Is it just me or did Ginny Weasley get intensely hot over the span of these few years? I still feel wrong looking at her, yet it feels so right. Daniel Radcliffe is going to be a very lucky man in the next movie. -sigh- That bastard.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    a copy from another copy. The thing for Star Wars are the visual effects thats all. but it's story sucks. And... no, i'm not defending the harry potter novels.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Re: Ginny Weasley & Hermione Granger

    by 69DUDE

    On a side note - I'd stick my wand up both their asses.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by 69DUDE

    Following my last post. I have now been arrested, charged and sentenced to 8 years. Hope they got broadband where I'm going..

  • April 25, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    anchorite get some sunlight!!!

  • April 25, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by The Ref

    Cry more.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Christ in a box

    by Quin the Eskimo

    they are KIDS

  • April 25, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Re: KIDS

    by 69DUDE

    I bet if you asked them if they thought they were still kids, they'd say NO. They know best!! Slurp Slurp.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    69 Dude

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I bet you smell like semen

  • April 25, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by 69DUDE

    Amongst other things....yes.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    Semen, cigarettes, and jail ahhh the 80's, more power to you sir.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Sheeesh... The Whomping Willow

    by Frijole

    aas shown throughout POA as a visual representation of the passage of time. Seasons changing. What is people's big fucking beef with this? I thought it was clever and fun and nice to look at.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST



    Cuz I told her I wanted to break Hermione in. Chicks are crazy...

  • April 25, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST



    Shes a fan of the books...

  • April 25, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by 69DUDE

    Don't get me started on the 80s. Best damn decade this planets ever lived through. The sheer volume of classic entertainment created during that time was unbelievable! Anyone who disagrees needs to bend their cock underneath themselves and fuck their own ass.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    OI !!

    by ludmir88


  • April 25, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Ginny Weasley

    by Cedar_Room

    I was always a bit worried about her, because she's just been a dweeby background character - but it now looks like she's fleshing out into a nice young woman and this is good because *SPOILER* Harry ends up with her. It seems fitting that our wizarding hero should get a fitting lady to expelliarmus from his wand.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I heard..

    by 69DUDE

    JK Rowling is riddled with 'Hogwarts'...DOWN THERE, if you know what I mean..

  • April 25, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Best. Poster. Ever.

    by GregoryHarbin

    SO happy with that thing.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    It's Stole Star Wars, wait LOTR, no wait Watchmen!

    by Larry of Arabia

    STFU. Star Wars stole from about 1,000,000 ancient stories that were told around the campfire. LOTR was written by a man trying to recreate mythologies of old and thus stole from them everything from basic race traits to the maturation of a king and the race to destroy a powerful magical object before an evil sorcorer can use it. The basic premise of Watchmen, (SPOILER) creating a tragedy in the hopes of unifying people, was used countless times before the comic was written. (/SPOILER) So shut up, everyone is not stealing from your god damn childhood. They are tapping into well worn dramatic tales. Everyone is steeling from the Greeks, who kind of stole from the Egyptians, who sort of resembled the Sumarians...

  • April 25, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    69dude is gonna get a wand up HIS ass in prison

    by finky089

    hope you don't get hogwarts when they put you away, amigo!

  • April 25, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Re: Star Wars

    by 69DUDE

    Never said Star Wars didn't 'steal' it's plot mechanics. All I said was that HP stole from Star Wars. Now, go back to your 'wizard dorm' (i.e the special room mom built for you) and pretend you can make your barbie doll turn into a 7ft dominatrix who'll rape your ass with a strap-on - JUST AS YOU WISH WOULD HAPPEN.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    loved the eighties

  • April 25, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    frijole, I hope they DO have one like this w/Death Eate

    by finky089

    rs. I've walways favored villains and think that a similar line up with Voldy, the Malfoys, Pettigrew, etc would be a great piece to this one.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by 69DUDE

    I'll say it again. The 80s. Best decade ever.Bring it back.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    see, see!

    by ludmir88

    a copy from another copy. by the way star wars sucks like star treck period. And no i'm not defending LOTR or HP.

  • April 25, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    69 is that you Gary?

    by Quin the Eskimo


  • April 25, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Ginny Weasley

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    god i love redheads.

  • April 25, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Kind of bland, but I like it.

    by Novaman5000

    And Star Wars is so "meh". HP may not be wholly original, but as far as fantasy goes, it's alot of fun. Plus, you can't fault HP for stealing from StarWars (which is debatable anyway) when Star Wars stole as well. Hypocritical, no?

  • April 25, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Thank you, gentlemen on this TalkBack...

    by Magunga

    ...for perpetuating the stereotype that men sexualize every woman, or in this case girl, they see. Good job, boys.

  • April 25, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Hermione old enough to bang yet?

    by TheUglyBaby


  • April 25, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    At least have the decency...

    by Magunga keep your pedophilic thoughts out of a public forum.

  • April 25, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Ginny Weasley

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Damn, I'm glad I married a redhead (natural, and not out of a bottle of Clairol). Maybe I can get her to dress up on Halloween. Hell, why wait that long??? Role playing, here we come! I mean, well, she got to see Daniel's wang in Eqqus...all's fair, right?

  • April 25, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Hey Neville....

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Why the long face? I kid because I love!!!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    That's a prett wide brush you're painting with.

  • April 25, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Cho Chang

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I love an Asian broad with a Scottish brouge. Arrrr, twas a pleasure tar smooch ye, 'Arry!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Luna Loovegood

    by Kentucky Colonel

    What a sexy tomboy beanpole...god, has that been used to death!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Ron Weasley

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Uhhh, good show, Rupert!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by Kentucky Colonel

    Control Tower to Grainger, cleared for takeoff on 64 West. Commence flapping those caterpillars! Contact!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Um, I'm looking forward to seeing your girlfriend naked again when Eqqus comes to NYC next year. Good show, old boy!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Uncle Vernon

    by Kentucky Colonel

    OK, so he's not on the poster, but he owned the stage in Eqqus. Enough of these silly fucking posts already!!!!

  • April 25, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Quin, don't be offended...

    by Magunga

    ...I was just too lazy to list the offenders one by one.

  • April 25, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    This was on Yahoo Movies a week ago....

    by sith-vol

    ...once again Aint It Cool is a week behind.

  • April 25, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Mr_Incredible: I commend you on your post

    by Lamerz

    Anyone who uses "Fuckin A" so wonderfully should be commended. That expression should be used more. Much more.<P> Fuckin A!

  • April 25, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Brilliant poster

    by Freakemovie

    Long live Dumbledore's Army! (I'm having a geek moment.)

  • April 25, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' B.

    by CatVutt

    It's kinda like 'Second!'. Oh, never mind.

  • April 25, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by CatVutt

    It reminds me of the early poster for The Faculty.

  • April 25, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    they'll metamorph into Thespic Monarch butterflies.

  • April 25, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Hermione kinda looks like Frank N Furter

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    Time to line her up for the inevitable Rocky Horror reimagining.

  • April 25, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Netalia Tena comme Tonks est le sexe

    by DOGSOUP

    Lick. It. Up.

  • April 25, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Ginny Weasly

    by Virtual Satyr

    Gawd bless the redheads. When does Bonnie turn 18?

  • April 25, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Notice how every post POA movie looks like Cauron's?

    by TallBoy66

    Not that I mind, while POA may have one of the weaker stories (in the grand scheme of the Potter-verse the book is fairly meaningless, but the 3rd act is boss), it was definitely the best looking film. Also the kids were wearing their "civilian" clothes, and not just those damn robes they had on for every scene of the first 2 movies. Funny how Columbus started it, but Cauron really gave the series its own distinctive style.

  • April 25, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Ginny and Hermione sure are aging well

    by AICN Nazi


  • April 26, 2007, midnight CST

    What happened to Harry's Lightning Scar?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Kind of a weird thing to leave off the poster, seeing as it's supposed to be on his FACE.

  • April 26, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Some people have feelings

    by Captain Mal

    I'm referrin here to *people*

  • April 26, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Still looks like the Crow

    by Forestal

    I only read the first book...

  • April 26, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Harry Potter and the Mosquito Bites

    by Zeke25:17

    Another possible title: Harry Potter and the Re-he-HEALY Bad Haircut!

  • April 26, 2007, 3 a.m. CST

    I love how Cho's *waaaay* in back there

    by Ribbons

    I don't know why, but that just strikes me as hilarious. She's practically craning her neck just to get her face in the picture.

  • April 26, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Over Photoshopped to look like TOTAL CRAP!!!

    by Negative Man

    From one of THE best trailers to one of one of THE worst posters I've ever seen. It looks like a bad H.P. Yaoi fan book cover. EEECH! Just plain CRAP! I'm not even sure I'm Negative Man enough to explain my negative feelings about this abortion of a poster! Did an actual professional do this? If so, FIRE them NOW! If DC put out this poster in a hardbound edition it would be called ABSOLUTE CRAP!!!

  • April 26, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Treat Williams in Substitute II: School's Out...

    by IG76

    ...Do you think this film can even rival the bit where Tommerson flicks his yo-yo? Never!!!

  • April 26, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    ... army ...

    by Freefinger

    God help us all if that's THE army...<p>They should make Harry Potter's skin Green!

  • April 26, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I would have liked to see

    by just pillow talk

    on one side of the poster - Dumbledore's army, the other side Voldemort's cronies...

  • April 26, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    makes me long for the days...

    by beefywhore

    of Fleur's cameltoe...good memory...

  • April 26, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Poor tagline. It's not a rebellion.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    The Order of the Phoenix and the DA aren't rebelling against anyone, least of all Prof. Umbridge and the Ministry of Magic; they are fighting against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. It's just that Prof. Umbridge and the Ministry are in deep denial and keep intentionally interferring with the good guys. They are a supreme nuisance, but never an enemy. Makes me wonder if the movie is going to waste too much time on irrelevent highjinks at the expense of the taut psychological struggle at the heart of the story.

  • April 26, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD...

    by Frijole

    The people over at the imdb OOTP boards are INSANE... Anyone from here ever post over there? As much as I can get flustered with some of AICN's talkbackers, I have never wanted to literally find and smack the shit out of one the way I do with imdb's Drake_Hallows_Weasley. Gah!

  • April 26, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but they ARE rebelling against Umbridge.

    by Frijole

    Despite what they say, Fudge and Umbridge both know that Voldemort really has returned. Yet, not only do they stand by idly, the aggressively cover it up and discredit those who know the truth. So to the D.A., they ARE the enemy. And since when is simply not following rules based on personal principle not an act of rebellion in and of itself?

  • April 26, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    You "fight" the enemy...

    by Frijole

    You "rebel" against those in power over you who you don't agree with morally or philisophically or whatever... And in this case (since I truly consider Umbridge and Fudge to be the main villains of this story), the D.A. doing both.

  • April 26, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    I've got to agree with Frijole..

    by just pillow talk

    they are rebelling against what they are told they can and cannot do. Harry has many moments of 'rebellion' against Umbridge, and pays for it.

  • April 26, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Posters Getting Worse And Worse

    by Saluki

    At least the movies are getting better and better. This one has NOTHING going on. The first two were classic adventure movie posters, illustrated and bright. The third just went live-action, but at least added some interesting borders. The fourth tried to have it both ways and just looked photoshopped to hell and back. Finally... This is just a bad Dimension "Scream-esque" poster, complete with small minority in the background, terrible proportions, and jackshit for a background. Lame. At the movie is looking better by the trailers.

  • April 26, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Dead on, Strosmer

    by Movietool

    Bad placement of the figures. Methinks the designer was trying to break the mold and do something a little unusual. That's the only reason I can come up with for why the figures are so oddly arranged.

  • April 26, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    They've altered the actors so much here

    by performingmonkey

    The girl playing Ginny doesn't even look remotely like that, they've made her more fiery-looking and older here on the poster. Hermione doesn't even have breasts but here they are, Photoshopped onto the poster. Talk about fake advertising to get masturbating teens interested...

  • April 26, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I hope this is just a teaser

    by TimBenzedrine

    Because for an actual one sheet this just looks cheap. Don't get me wrong it's very slick and well done,but not very imaginative,and the spotlight on Hermione's sweater,just seems a little creepy. Most of these actors are still kids, and whether or not they think of themselves as kids, the movie is still aimed at kids. WB, we get it- little Emma is growing up, you don't have to be so blatant about it.

  • April 26, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    You can't have a rebellion if all the involved parties

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    ...are on the same side. And the Order of the Phoenix, the DA, Umbridge and the Ministry of Magic are all on the same side (even if the latter two don't recognize this fact until very late). Why do you think Dumbledore opts to leave Hogwarts and go into hiding rather than fighting back against Umbridge and the Ministry when they come for him? If it were a rebellion, Dumbledore could easily have won it right then and there in one fell swoop. But he didn't, becuase he and the others aren't rebelling. They are fighting Lord Voldemort in spite of the Ministry, not fighting Lord Voldemort and the Ministry. As to the individual actions of Harry, Fred, George, and all the other Hogwarts students against Umbridge's takeover at school, sure, they are rebelling against her authority. I don't deny that, but it's a relatively minor aside to the main thrust of the story and misleading as the movie's tagline. Presuming they still follow some semblance of book's plot the movie will be about a lot more than just Umbridge's rise and fall at Hogwarts. Does anyone out there really want this installment to end up being "Harry Potter and Teaching Mrs. Tingle"?

  • April 26, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Well with the exception of the final fight...

    by Frijole

    This is about the kids coming into their own as far as their fortitude and their powers are concerned. And it is rebelling against Umbridge and the Ministry (the Ministry put Umbridge in place specifically to do what she does, so rebelling against her IS rebelling against the Ministry)that unites the kids and shows them their own strengths. So yeah that IS the main thrust of the book. It really isn't very plot heavy, it's more the coming of age/power of the kids in the D.A..

  • April 26, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Theory to explain these type of group shot posters.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    (Note: I don't take credit for inventing this theory. I first read it on a different site written by someone with a lot of behind the scenes Hollywood access.) The theory goes that these type of posters with group or collage shots of all the major actors are becoming the favored format with the studios because it's becoming common practice for the actors themselves to demand poster exposure (i.e. that their photo must appear somewhere on the movie posters) in their movie contracts. I don't know if this true, but it sounds quite plausible.

  • April 26, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    As long as we get matching posters

    by Frijole

    of the Order and of the Death Eaters, then I'll be shit-happy. The Voldemort one-sheet proves that WB is ok with releasing non-Harry posters... so let's have it!

  • April 26, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The book is about everyone coming to terms with...

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    ...the reality of Lord Voldemort's return and the inevitable coming war. Harry and his friends having to come of age quickly is but one subset of the bigger picture. So is their conflict with Umbridge at Hogwarts. Not that those two issues don't have their rightful place in the story (and they have some fabulous scenes to use in the movie), but if they become the main focus so much more important stuff will be lost. And I can't stress this enough, no matter how deluded and slimy they are and act, Umbridge and the Ministry are not the enemy. That is one of the major lessons of the story.

  • April 26, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I totally agree with you there, Frijole.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Group shot Death Eaters and Order of the Phoenix posters would rock.

  • April 26, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Yes that's true,ExcaliburFfolkes

    by TimBenzedrine

    but it goes even further than that. Actors have clauses in their contracts that give them control over which photos are used in publicity items,so their bodies are routinely stuck on a much cheaper stand-in. I remember Drew Strusen talking about what a time he had on the Hook poster, because Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts kept making him redo their likenesses. Studios find Photoshop to be the quick and easy alternative, and as a result, a lot of illustrators have lost some very lucritive jobs and the public gets boring posters like this.

  • April 26, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Major looming problem with movie version of Bellatrix.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    From the glimpses we've seen in the trailors, they have Helena Bonham Carter made up to look her own age (about 40), but Bellatrix in the books would be in her mid to late 60's. Not to nitpick, but how will they rectify this in the next movie when she is in the flashback scenes with Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort during their Hogwarts days of 50 years ago?

  • April 26, 2007, noon CST

    Wow, that's even more intense than I'd heard.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Thanks for the info TimBenzedrine.

  • April 26, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Bellatrix was born in 1951...

    by Frijole

    and since the books take place in the mid-90s, that would put her in her early to mid-40s which is just about right. The real issue is the differences in age between Snape and James Potter (and Lupin and Black)... but I've always been able to overlook it cuz I love Rickman in the role. I suppose we could explain it away saying maybe Snape screwed up a potion once that prematurely aged him. *shrug*

  • April 26, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Oh and she was at school with Snape and James

    by Frijole

    ..not Voldy. Which flashback are you referring to?

  • April 26, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Yep, it's sad

    by TimBenzedrine

    Notice how poorly Nevile's head and shoulders are stuck together.

  • April 26, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    The Slughorn class flashbacks.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    The partially surpressed ones where he tells Tom Riddle about the Horcruxes. Bellatrix is mentioned as being a classmate of Tom's, is present in class that very day, and Slughorn even chides her to turn in an overdue paper. I admit the timeline of her age doesn't make a lot of sense particularly with regards to her being Sirius' cousin and hanging out with Barty Crouch Jr., so maybe JK Rowling made a mistake in putting Bellatrix in that scene.

  • April 26, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Maybe it's the lighting, but all the kids look like

    by Moa Kaka

    they were air-brushed or otherwise painted in. It doesn't look like actual photographs of live actors. Kinda creepy. The first movie was a cute childrens' film. But once they decided they wanted to be *more* than just for kids, the books/movies just got worse and worse. The author and actors are not good enough to tell a story that appeals to adults. They should have just embraced the kiddie genre and left it at that.

  • April 26, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Although now that I sit and think about it some more.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    The character in that scene may only have been referred to as Miss Lestrange, which wouldn't necessarily make it Bellatrix, but possibly one of her family members. I may have made the mistake. I'll have to check this with the actual book next tonight.

  • April 26, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I'd have to check the book myself when I get home...

    by Frijole

    But according to Wikipedia (I know, I know): Two wizards named Avery and Lestrange were seen in the Pensieve at a Slug Club meeting in Slughorn's memory, which was also attended by Tom Riddle. Since the Hogwart's attendance of Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange has been placed around the 1960s or 1970s (due to Rodolphus being the husband of Bellatrix Lestrange), the two who were members during the 1940s were probably the parents of Avery and the Lestrange siblings more central to the series, rather than those characters themselves. So that may answer that.

  • April 26, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    Well Moa,

    by Frijole

    The books and movies are appealing to SOMEONE, since they have broken numerous book sales and box office, DVD sales over the years... and show no signs of slowing down. So if it isn't kids and it isn't adults... who is it that continues to make the novles and the movies worldwide phenomenons? Unicorns?

  • April 26, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Novels, not novles...

    by Frijole

    Bears. Beats. Battlestar Galactica.

  • April 26, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Not to criticise Alan Rickman

    by Sepulchrave

    but Tim Roth would have made an admirable Snape and the absolutely correct age, not to mention the fun of having David Thewlis, Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and Tim Roth all onscreen together; the whole Mike Leigh stable of young talent reunited.

  • April 26, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Beets not Beats- Christ, I can't type today...

    by Frijole

    Tim Roth would have been a great Snape. He was the one originally cast in the part too... too bad he dropped out to hitch his wagon to Burton's PLANET OF THE APES.

  • April 26, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    This looks like an X-Men poster.

    by Zeldas

    Sort of a cop-out I think.

  • April 26, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    airbrushing jeesh

    by Zarkoff

    1st - those making the jokes about abusing young girls - stop making me laugh. Give me McGonagall any day. Ok I lie. 2nd I hate to break it to all of you but all the chicks are old enough to have breasts - they haven't been airbrushed in for gods sake. The faces and so forth have because their actors and that's what studios do to actors and posters and films and scripts and other...well Stuff

  • April 26, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Pound Sand eat shit with the rest of the Potter Haters!

    by Samuel Steamer

    Don't like it? Don't watch it! Just like any other film you don't like. I'm sick of losers on these talkbacks!

  • April 26, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Pound Sand eat shit with the rest of the Potter Haters!

    by Samuel Steamer

    Don't like it? Don't watch it! Just like any other film you don't like. I'm sick of losers on these talkbacks!

  • April 26, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Least favorite book, but the last trailer was killer.

    by minderbinder

    It's going to be Potter insanity this summer with the book AND movie both coming out a week apart. IIt's funny how the look of these movies was pretty much defined by Cuaron (a good thing). I'd love to see him back to do 6 or 7.

  • April 26, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Ok I just checked the book. I was wrong.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Slughorn only refers to the student as "Lestrange" and never mentions a first name. My bad in assuming it was Bellatrix. Frijole, you are probably correct in your timeline above and with it being one of her parents. Helena Bonham Carter is the right age then for the part.

  • April 26, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Proof of Hermione Boob Job...

    by The Red Taint

    ...Photoshopped boob job that is. Here is the IMAX poster: Compare it to the above one-sheet and tell me that they didn't TOTALLY Photoshop her chest. Is it me, or is this kinda wrong?

  • April 26, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    That doesn't mean snape is...

    by Frijole

    but i'll live. Because Alan Rickman is some kind of man-god...

  • April 26, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    You boys can keep Emma and Bonnie...

    by Playkins

    Rupert Grint gets yummier every movie. Purrrrrrrrrr :-)

  • April 26, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    hey Ron doesn't look like he's gonna cry.

    by Thunder Mammoth

    so far in the films, Ron is just a professional crybaby. i swear he only has two facial expressions. this poster proves he has a third, brooding look. huzzah!!! impressive acting ability, that one.

  • April 27, 2007, midnight CST

    oh wait...

    by Thunder Mammoth

    maybe that's more of a "no-really-i'm-cool, look? hmmmm, he's really growing as an actor.

  • April 27, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Proof That Emma Is All Natural...

    by Darth Fabulous

    Scroll down halfway...

  • April 27, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST


    by TimBenzedrine

    While Hermione is looking the other way, Harry is about to perform the forbidden (yet wildly popular)breasto-chango spell, or the spell of gargantuan knockers.Of course, this could be yet another scene left out of the movie (and the book too, alas.)

  • April 27, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Breasto-Chango spell

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I've got that incantation: <p> ENGOURAGEO MAMARIESIO <p> Try it out, fanboy!

  • April 27, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    IMAX poster

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Not that I'm a perv or anything, but the boob-shot looks identical. Maybe they'll look bigger in that what you're saying? Those goddamned eyebrows need a waxing, Emma! In a perfect world, they would install fans in all theaters showing HP V and when you start over-emoting they would turn the fans on, like in one of those rides at Universal Studios.

  • May 11, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    did you pervs...

    by Mr Gorilla

    did you pervs go on like this about Natalie Portman when she was 'smuggling' in Episode 2? Or was she too old - are you genuinely perverted and should call be being made to the police?

  • May 12, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by pintoplex

    This is the one (from a brazilian Site): check it out