Well, I went and saw The Order of the Phoenix today. It’s been getting a lot of press about not measuring up to the previous movies. I’m not so sure that this is a fair position to take. The director has changed and it’s the shortest movie made from the longest book, so it was always going to be a challenge. However, I think they did a good job of telling as much of the story as they needed to.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

As is always the case with movies made from novels, it felt a bit rushed. Lots of important bits and pieces were wedged into the film while enormous chunks of the book were left out. Then again, I think the book was overly long. As usual, I won’t go so far as to write an actual review of the film. There’s plenty of those posted across the net already. It is worth a look if you’re a fan

But I came away with one big question and it’s still bugging me. Never mind all the speculation as to whether Severus Snape is a good guy or a bad guy, nor the nail-biting anticipation of whether or not Harry will die at the end of book seven. I have a bigger question.

Remember the Quidditch match injuries and the marvellous ministrations of the Hogwarts nurse (her name escapes me)? Remember the incredible things they can do at St Mungo’s hospital? These wizards and witches are all pretty handy at mending a broken magic user.

Why, therefore, does Harry Potter still need to wear glasses?