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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.
”It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”
The second chapter of Potter’s tale at Hogwarts is a disappointing one at best. Here we have a near three-hour sequel that’s grander in scale and in ambitious, but nevertheless manages to somehow add little to nothing to what had already been established in the first feature. In Sorcerer’s Stone we followed Harry Potter and his new mates, Ron Weasley and Hermione, in an adventure as they faced Voldemort, an evil wizard who attempts to gain physical form after being nearly destroyed by Potter when the same was still a child. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has a different plotline but the premise…
Very weak, but good background noise.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS is the second film in the HARRY POTTER film series.
The story follows Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts as the Heir of Salazar Slytherin opens the Chamber of Secrets, unleashing an evil monster that petrifies the school's pupils.
How many sequels can be considered better than the original film? There are many, are they? And guess what? HARRY POTTER and the CHAMBER OF SECRETS has made it on to that list.
The story follows the book nicely, but with a few things taken out of the movie for reasons. The film is directed by Chris Columbus, which this film would be his second and final time directing a Harry Potter film as…
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I returned to the world of Harry Potter with my wife as my tour guide tonight with great expectations. Magic flew through the air as that masterful melody opened the scene. As always, John Williams brings the magic, everyone else has to share it. And as the movie descends on the house of Harry's Aunt and Uncle, I found myself wondering why the heck he chooses to stay with such evil people.
There's not enough time to worry about that though, because Dobby the house elf has come to town to make things miserable from poor, young Harry. Speaking of Harry, it's amazing how much Daniel Radcliffe grew in between the first two movies, considering this one began filming a…
Still was a kids movie but still wasnt kiddy ya feel but yeah it was a kids movie wiz wiz wiz
Pretty tedious at 161 freakin' minutes with plenty of annoying side characters both live action (Kenny Branagh) and CGI (whatever that Gollum-type dude was).
I did like the inclusion of a few cool creature effects reminiscent of creepy kiddie things of yesteryear, which added a welcome nod towards horror. Too bad none of it had any visceral impact thanks to Chris Columbus and his Dutch angles. Oh, how I wish one of these things was made by the producer or director of Gremlins instead of its screenwriter.
I definitely noticed the overuse of exposition and alarming number of plot contrivances in the first hour of this entry. But the acting gets a lot better and the magic is definitely still there.
I really enjoy that this Potter film is darker without compromising on the fun tone of the first film. Though the Chris Columbus direction was a bit too cheesy for later installments, the first two films will always have huge nostalgia value for me.
Easily the weakest Harry Potter film, and I don't feel like actually constructing sentences, so here's a list of criticisms
- Dobby is the worst character in the Harry Potter franchise. I never liked him in the books, and here his arc is even more truncated.
- It's far too long. Without fact checking myself, I think this is the longest film in the franchise, despite being the second shortest book. It adheres too strictly to the book's narrative, where liberties to streamline the plot to fit a normal film would have been more useful.
- Multitudes of cartoonishness. A problem with the book Chamber of Secrets was its increasingly dark tone, essentially becoming a murder mystery, and how that…
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