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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…
Much darker than the first film which is a plus in my book! Creativity is still alive and well! I loved the mandrakes! Entertaining as expected but it's going to be a rough ride for me as I'm already seriously jonsing for some hardcore violence and gore!
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…
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.
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.
Losing some of the charm, enchantment, delight and fantastical spectacle that was clearly present throughout the thrilling first installment, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is still an enjoyable and at times thrilling film that unfortunately, falls greater victim to the criticisms of the first film. Undeniably lengthy and unjustifiably so, to sit through this second installment is quite the challenge, often stretching in certain elements. Trekking familiar territory of the series' first film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is repetitive, more visually appeasing, entertaining, at times thrilling but rather lackluster film of sorts- it loses some of the magic of the first film.
In Harry's second year at Hogwarts, a new threat in the form of…
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Definitely the worst HP movie.
❝ Why spiders? Why couldn't it be "follow the butterflies"? ❞
Slightly darker than the first one. The Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was my favourite when I was younger. And although nowadays it's not my favourite, I still love the Chamber scene and Dobby.
Stunning to look at not as good as the first one but still a great movie.
"Why spiders? Why couldn't it be "follow the butterflies"?"
The second Harry Potter film always used to be my least favourite. Not because it was a bad film, but because i could never sit through the entire thing due to the spider scene scaring me to death. Now of course i have no such problems with those scenes, but it's a good example of how these movies have begun to take a darker tone.
This movie doesn't quite shed itself of the bright and joyful tone of the original, there is definitely a slightly darker feel to this movie. In some ways i quite like the gradual change, however, it did at some points feel as though this movie didn't…
Sin bajar el ritmo de la primera parece un poco el calco de la primera parte avanzado un poco mas en la historia central. Disfrutable
Yikes. I think, again, Columbus did a remarkable job highlighting the world of Harry Potter. Something I didn't touch upon in the review for 'Sorcerer's Stone' is the score. John Williams and his team did a wonderful job creating the music for this world. Can't imagine these early movies without Williams' input. He left the franchise after the third film, but his stamp helped guide the music going forward from there. His music in the background really helped bring the world to life the way it did.
And that's about where the compliments will end. Again, the three core actors - Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson - are all fine in this second entry, however when the three of them are…
This movie is a bit better than the last one but still pretty dumb. the villain and the diary and all that's pretty cool. that's pretty alright. think i was sort of just staring at the screen for a good 20 minutes in the middle there. who knows what happened then? not me
I don't think it's anywhere near as good as its predecessor (and certainly not its successor), but Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is still a lot of fun. It doesn't fly by as quickly as the first Potter, and it's clear that Columbus was better suited to the more whimsical tones of that movie as he's not as good at bringing out the darker elements. Still, there's a lot to like here. The script is definitely an improvement over the first, the young actors have gotten better, the older cast members make the film worth watching, and John Williams score manages to be even better than his first one.
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