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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…
“Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year. There is a plot. A plot to make most terrible things happen.”
If Harry Potter and the Philosophers was J.K Rowlings and WB’s tale that needed to be told in order to set the series universe up quite perfectly might I add, than the Chamber of Secrets was the story that they wanted to tell, getting straight to the punch. It’s dark, lucid and nightmarish at times but more so than the darker angsty sequels that follow. Sure the first two films have a more much lighthearted and buoyant feel, but I can’t understand why whenever I talk to some people about the Potter films…
im absolutely FURIOUS that hugh grant turned down the role of gilderoy lockhart
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…
Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?
Returning screenwriter and director pair Steve Kloves and Chris Columbus get a little more comfortable straying from J.K. Rowling's novel in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but they still produce a debilitatingly straightforward adaptation. The young actors have already begun to improve in this second film, and the adults are reliable as ever (especially Kenneth Branagh as the dishonest and braggadocious Professor Lockhart), but the real star remains Stuart Craig's production design. The sets are so incredibly complex - the kind of thing that would just be tossed off through CGI now, 14 years later. For all of it's technical and performative improvements over Sorcerer's Stone, the source material is full of distressingly convenient necessities of narrative that induced more than a couple of groans.
Read my full thoughts on the Harry Potter series here.
Cada vez que las veo me gustan mas. Me impresiona ver que envejecen genial, que los efectos especiales siguen siendo buenísimos. Me alucina sobre todo Hagrid, como realmente parece un gigante rodeado de niños. Cuántas películas deberían aprender de esta saga...
the best film and book in the series
Just finished the book again and go straight to watch the adaptation. It was amazing. I love how the book and movie go great together. The movie makes the book even much better. Like the movie completes the book. As in Dobby hiding in the cupboard. In the book, Dobby stood silent, but the movie makes it more tense. Also with the cake and everything.
Too bad that I still didn't see Peeves here. Thought I would find him here. And the one who plays Tom Riddle is so cool. Full of hatred. The scene with the Basilisk is so damn cool. So nerve-wrecking. And Gilderoy really brings the comedy to the movie. I'm so glad that the movie changes the person where in the book Harry Potter irritates Moaning Myrtle by saying that she couldn't get hurt because she's already dead. In the movie, Ron says that line. I think it's appropriate because Ron always be cynical.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a slight improvement over its predecessor with effects that have certainly improved, and great performances once again by the cast playing these wonderful characters.
"Why spiders? Why couldn't it be "follow the butterflies"?"
Remember those kids who were never allowed to watch Harry Potter because their parents thought it would make them worship the devil? That's fucked up. This shit taught me about friendship and bravery.
First good Potter-Movie. Overall nice FX and a need Story!
Erster richtig guter Potterfilm. Insgesamt gute Effekte und eine nette Story!
Mit Abstand der beste HP Film !
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