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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix What's Up With the Ending?

What's Up With the Ending?

The very last scene of the movie features the gang boarding the Hogwarts Express to head home because school's out for summer. Suddenly, Harry lays this truth bomb on them:

HARRY POTTER: I've been thinking about something Dumbledore said to me.

HERMIONE GRANGER: What's that?

HARRY POTTER: That even though we've got a fight ahead of us, we've got one thing that Voldemort doesn't have.

RON WEASLEY: Yeah?

HARRY POTTER: Something worth fighting for.

Okay, a couple of things. We don't actually recall Dumbledore saying this during the movie. Of course, Dumbledore probably says a lot of things, so we're guessing this was an off-screen conversation. We'll give Harry a pass on this one.

But, we'd also like to point out that Voldemort, like Harry, does actually have something worth fighting for. Sure it's horrible and evil and vile, but Voldemort has #goals, too. Otherwise, why would he have gone through so much trouble to come back from the dead and keep waging this whole wizard war thing? He's definitely got something up his sleeve that's pretty important to him.

We guess what Harry means to say is that the values that he and his friends are fighting for—love and friendship and hugs—are far superior to all the terrible things Voldemort is peddling.

We definitely agree with him there. Team Order of the Phoenix all the way.