[ 2007-06-21 10:29 ]
Schoolboy wizard Harry Potter battles for recognition as
a grown man in the latest movie of
the blockbuster series, in which he finds himself torn between good and evil --
and experiences his first on-screen
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth in the
multi-billion-dollar movie based on the best-selling books by J.K. Rowling, was
screened in Tokyo on Tuesday, ahead of a Japan premiere later this month that will be the world's
Unexpectedly attacked by "Dementors" while
tussling with his unpleasant cousin Dudley in a park near their
suburban home, Harry beats the cloaked monsters off with a spell, a feat that
could earn him expulsion from school for the crime of "underage magic."
Harry must try to have the charges dismissed at a court hearing in London
before he can join his old pals Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley for another
eventful year at Hogwarts school of wizardry.
Now on the cusp of adulthood, Harry not only takes a leading role in rallying
his fellow wizards against the evil Voldemort, but also experiences a teenage
rite of passage when he falls in love with a fellow pupil.
Daniel Radcliffe, who has played Harry throughout the series, turns 18 next
month and is seeking to build a reputation as an adult actor outside the Potter
franchise. He won praise for his performance in a London theatrical production
of "Equus" earlier this year.
Radcliffe and his two main co-stars, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, are to
appear in the final two films of the series, the first of which, "Harry Potter
and the Half Blood Prince," is set for U.S. release in November 2008.
The last book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is set
to hit bookstores on July 21 and no date has been fixed for the release of the
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