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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hogwarts is back in session.
Everyone's favorite novice wizard, Harry Potter, continues his high-flying adventures at Hogwarts. This time around, Harry ignores warnings not to return to school - that is, if he values his life - to investigate a mysterious series of attacks with Ron and Hermione.
The on-screen adaptation of the sequel to Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone takes us on yet another whimsical journey of magic & wonders and covers Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. But even though it is a pretty faithful adaptation of its source material, it doesn't add anything new at all to the world we already witnessed in its predecessor and simply moves the story forward without providing any improved feeling of freshness or excitement.
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets begins with Harry Potter being warned by a house-elf against returning to Hogwarts which, as obvious, he ignores. With friendship getting stronger & rivalries becoming more intense, the second year is full of surprises for our young…
The early Harry Potter films built the Hogwarts world beautifully by recreating exactly what J K Rowling put on paper. We all had our own ideas and let our imagination run wild as we read how she described the magical world of witches and wizards, but seeing it on celluloid really brought it to life for me. I'm one of those people where sometimes the film actually is better than the book.
With this second installment the bonds between the three main characters continued to strengthen as they all started to find their feet at Hogwarts. It starts badly of course for Harry as his treatment from the Dursley's continues to look like child abuse, but with friends like Ron…
Following the rampant box-office success of The Philosopher's Stone, it was inevitable the rest of JK Rowling's magnum opus of Harry Potter books would be adapted for the silver screen, starting of course with the sequel, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets; and it becomes clear from very early on, that any positives or negatives you may have found on the first film in said saga, by and large you're going to encounter here. With Chris Columbus returning on directorial duties and the entire principal cast for another run around, supplemented by another lovely John Williams score, Chamber of Secrets allows you to stroll back calmly into an established world that only gently begins to inch forward in terms of…
I never knew that these movies were so long! I must give the filmmaker some credit for filling these Harry Potter flicks with such an high tempo that it never feels stretched at all. Second thought: the performances of the child actors has greatly improved. It still is a bit cringing at times, but it surely isn’t the B-movie standard that I saw watching the series’ opener. What the maker hasn’t learned though, is to translate the books onto the screen in a fashion that does not rely on unexplained events (I imagine this must be very annoying for those who have not read the books). The best sum-up, for me, would be to say: an improvement over the first film, but with identical flaws. Looking forward to revisit the third instalment, seeing as it is hailed as one of the series’ best.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second installment of the series and this was much darker and geared towards an older and larger audience. I personally liked this as much as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Scarier, Darker as Harry takes charge more so of the three leads.
I cannot wait to finish the rest of the series as it's extremely entertaining and i'm sure i will become fully absorbed as it gets darker.
There's so much nostalgia with this one. I watched this so many times growing up. Well, I watched all of them a lot growing up, but this pushed me into reading the series. I was swept away by the magic of this story, which now boasted darker themes and more exciting action. It possesses a lot of its predecessor's flaws, namely that it's too faithful to the novel. That and Columbus. He's as bland a director as you're likely to find. The first two entries don't have much visual style. I also used to notice the pacing a lot more, but I actually found it relatively well-paced given the admittedly long running time. That being said, this film still works…
As the first film was, Chamber of Secrets has bad parts but as a whole movie it is a fun fantasy experience.
I personally don't know what's the problem with the casting of young actresses, most of them are awful.
Still, the story keeps on giving us mysteries that keep you interesting, and the movie introduces us to new characters especially Kenneth Branagh's character which is portrayed perfectly.
one of the best parts of the Harry Potter movies till now, is the number of villains we see in every movie, it really adds up to the dark atmosphere of Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a solid follow up to the magical franchise that never stops being so charming.
Even as an adult I still find this one a bit too long but Kenneth Branagh's portrayal of Lockhart makes up for it.
It was fun watching it again.
NOSTALGIA PARTY, PART II.
(Better than the first, but not enough better to warrant an extra half star. Also: Tom Riddle is bae.)
The one where Ron's face got weird. This is the longest in the series at 160 minutes, and unnecessarily so; Chris Columbus' directorial style is of the most prosaic sort which doesn't help. Still it's basically on par with the first one with a much better core story.
A little less squeaky Harry.
This film made me scared to go to the bathroom as a kid. Nonetheless, HP 4Ever <3.
Significantly better than the first entry in the series, with a far more compelling story and a much better third act. It's held back by what feels like a formula only two films (books) into the franchise. Looking back though, it's hard to see why critics preferred Philosopher's Stone. Hermione's absence during the third act here is sorely missed, though.
book to movie adaptations. i've read and watched all of these.
(some came from graphic novels/plays)
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