Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Background and Introduction
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is the 5th installment in the Harry Potter movie series. Released in 2007, it is based on J.K. Rowling's book of the same name. Directed by David Yates, the movie checks out Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he fights versus the corruption running swarming within the Ministry of Magic and the soul-siphoning Dementors while also leading a student resistance motion.

The Return of Lord Voldemort and Ministry's Denial
At the beginning of the movie, Harry (played by Daniel Radcliffe) is involved in a frightening encounter with Dementors, causing him to utilize magic to protect himself and his cousin Dudley. As an outcome, he's expelled from Hogwarts for his usage of magic outside the school while still a minor. Nevertheless, thanks to Dumbledore's intervention, Harry is allowed to go back to Hogwarts awaiting a disciplinary hearing. The Ministry of Magic, under Cornelius Fudge, refuses to accept Harry's and Dumbledore's claims about the return of Lord Voldemort, generating widespread disbelief and uncertainty in the wizarding world.

Imposition of Ministry's Influence on Hogwarts, and Dumbledore's Army
To counter Dumbledore's influence, the Ministry enforces Dolores Umbridge (played by Imelda Staunton), an exceedingly rigorous and authoritarian bureaucrat, as the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Umbridge swiftly assumes oppressive control over the school, banning students from discovering practical defense magic. Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson), and Ron (Rupert Grint), with the aid of their buddies, form a secret student group called "Dumbledore's Army" to teach and learn practical defense spells.

Full-blown Rebellion and Prophecy
Harry is pestered by headaches where he's linked to Voldemort's mind, seeing murders and other atrocities. Following one in which he sees Voldemort's snake attack Arthur Weasley, the trio realises that Harry's visions aren't merely dreams however the Dark Lord's realities. Later on, haunted by another vision, Harry, with the aid of Hermione, Ron and couple of other members of Dumbledore's Army, rushes to the Department of Mysteries in the Ministry to recover a prophecy made about him and Voldemort.

Climactic Battle, Sirius Black's Death and Revelation of Prophecy
They are assailed by Death Eaters, leading to a climactic fight. The Order of the Phoenix, a group of excellent wizards led by Dumbledore, pertains to their rescue. In the ensuing showdown, Sirius Black (played by Gary Oldman), Harry's godfather, dies at the hands of Bellatrix Lestrange (played by Helena Bonham Carter). Ultimately, Dumbledore and Voldemort battle, with the previous exposing the latter's return. As the film ends, Harry finds out about the prediction: either he must eliminate Voldemort, or Voldemort should kill him, indicating their fates are interlocked.

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" effectively portrays the transition from the innocence of youth to the intricacies of the adult years in the middle of a setting filled with wonderful components. The young wizards, faced with an intensifying dark truth, take matters into their own hands showcasing resilience, bravery, and unity in their stand versus evil. The film ends on a solemn note, setting the stage for the next significant face-off between Harry and Voldemort.

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