Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

This film is a bridge from the high intensity Goblet of Fire and what is to come with a consistent tone spanning the intense darkness (RIP Sirius and possessed Harry) and teenage drama (snogging!). 
Because of its stepping stone nature, it’s definitely not as engaging as other HP films since we are seeing people/institutions come to terms with a truth that already exists- Voldemort is back. But there are certainly many great one liners (“You can’t deny, Dumbledore’s got style,” “There’s a storm coming Harry,” “I must not tell lies.”) and bad ass action sequences (was that some fire and water bending between Voldey and Dumbey?).
Some notable high points: Dumbeldore not having as much screen time and learning more about Snape. 
Low points: the outfits- WAY to much stripe-age going on- and Gwarpy looked a little too different.