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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…
Very interesting plot and more developed characters make for a worth while sequel.
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.
Save me Alfonso
NOT, as the internet seems to think, the worst of the series.
Look, the best thing you can say about the Chris Columbus movies is that they followed the source material perfectly, even if they had to sacrifice a compact running time. This is not the shortest movie on the planet, but if you can buckle down and say 'I'm gonna watch Chamber of Secrets', the result is a pretty fun ride.
Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart is probably the best part. He's every bit as befuddled and fraudulent as the book's Lockhart, but with the charm and panache that only Branagh can provide. Plus, he looks like he's having a hell of a time, especially in his scenes with…
Lowkey my least favorite Harry Potter movie/book but it's Harry Potter so obviously it's still great
I'm 17 years old and I asked my mom to tell me when the spider scene was over.
"'The Invisibility Booster must be faulty.'"
Why's the secret passage in the girl's bathroom? #8wordsorless
Worse than the SORCERER'S STONE. Not only is there less Snape (always a problem), but it really feels like Columbus is working with a smaller budget and that he is going for the blandest shots possible. And John Williams isn't even scoring the darned thing! It's someone else adapting his themes!
Kenneth Branagh as great as Gilderoy Lockhart (although my wife joked he was just playing himself). And the few scenes where he and Snape interact are great.
Other than that, the monsters aren't scary (I'm married to someone terrified of snakes & spiders and she yawned) and the CGI looks bad. Thank god Rowling's story is actually strong enough, in conjunction with the strong actors, to keep things moving.
if ronald weasley doesn't have sweaty hands I would rate it five stars
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