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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…
Harry Potter and the year Hermione saved everyone's asses even though she was petrified.
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.
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This is my least favorite Harry Potter film. First, Hermione is gone for most of it, which is lame. Second, there are just too many deus ex machina moments and too much exposition about things that are obvious or have been stated before. That being said, Kenneth Branagh is pretty great and Ron Weasley has some great confused looks that make me laugh every time. Admittedly, most of my problems can be overlooked when you consider that it's a kid's movie, but I'm looking forward to Prisoner of Azkaban next when the series starts to grow up a bit.
Another great addition to the Harry Potter franchise. As a whole, it succeeds and fails in most of the same ways that the first film does.
"We don't want any of voldermorts old skool things in this school"
Would give 7 1/2 out of ten
Harry Potter 2 3.5/5: I was "preoccupied" you'll know what that means so I will need to re watch this. But 4 now 3.5 I think I liked it
i almost forgot about gilderoy allock i fucking hate him
I remember liking this one a lot more in the past. I still enjoyed "Chamber of Secrets", but realized that this one has quite a bit of more filler than I remembered.
A great story deepening the issue of prejudice against muggles in the magical world, with a lot of adult negligence and way too many plot conveniences and Deus Ex Machinas.
It reinforces the whole 'it is not because you have status you are better than anybody' thing. The aura of mystery is great. Malfoy is more of a prick than ever. Hermione is again saving everybody's asses. Hogwarts teachers are dicks to safety by letting Ron wander around with a wand like that. Dobby is cool, although the end of his arc doesn't make much sense. Cool giant snake sequence. Fucking young Lord Voldemort. Great costume design and very good adaptation, remaining faithful to the books, just like the first…
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