ruthers, that's why I'm saying that whole scene was very weird. I KNOW that all that crazy stuff is required to get into the ministry, and then all of a sudden it's like "we're in the sky" POP "we're in the department of mysteries!". I bet you they actually filmed the scenes of them breaking in, but they left them on the cutting room floor. They didn't even have to go into such detail but just show SOMETHING. Having no transition at all just made things very jarring and poorly constructed.
I do hope there's a director's cut of the movie as I imagine a lot of things were cut to get the overall time down to a "sellable" range (HP movies tend to be pretty long).
And the third movie is so awesome with the whole time travel bit, I loved that. I've heard that each book gets better, so the 5th movie obviously had the most potential to be the best, but the poor film-making ruined its chances unfortunately. It's still a good movie though, and I'm sure I'll be watching it again.