Having already seen Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I have begun to receive a ton of emails asking me one thing: Does the horcrux locket, supposedly stolen by R.A.B., make an appearance in the film like it does the book? Though Yates gets a lot of the small details from the book into the film, this is one that he missed.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is Horcrux Locketless
If you have no idea what the Horcrux Locket is, you might want to start with this discussion. The kids discovered the locket (in a glass case) while cleaning Black's house in Order of the Phoenix. After unsuccessfully trying to open it, the locket gets placed amongst a pile of items that are scheduled to be thrown away. We later discover in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that this locket could have some importance. What am I saying? A ton of importance.
If JK Rowling really thought the locket was that important, one would then have to assume that she would ensure that the item would appear in the film. Unfortunately it doesn't, making fans question whether the locket discovered is the real horcrux that Potter is now searching for. Our bet remains that it most definitely is, and the item just didn't make the cut into the film.
Can Warner Bros and Yates rectify this error? Sure. All it takes is a simple flashback (they have been doing these a lot recently) in the next film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to show that the kids were in contact with the locket at one time.
It's a stretch, I know. But it's either that or we should begin assuming that the locket discovered was actually just a locket -- which sounds pretty stupid at this point.
We won't even have to assume much longer, as the final Potter book comes out this month.
Either way, I would still have liked to see the item in the film; even if it was just a tease.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens to theaters on July 11th.