Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Posted 13 May 2010 in General

  • The next installment in the Harry Potter series finds young wizard Harry Potter (DANIEL RADCLIFFE) and his friends Ron Weasley (RUPERT GRINT) and Hermione Granger (EMMA WATSON) facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: SCI-FI/FANTASY Rating:&nb

The next installment in the Harry Potter series finds young wizard Harry Potter (DANIEL RADCLIFFE) and his friends Ron Weasley (RUPERT GRINT) and Hermione Granger (EMMA WATSON) facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school.Amazon.com
First sequels are the true test of an enduring movie franchise, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets passes with flying colors. Expanding upon the lavish sets, special effects, and grand adventure of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry involves a darker, more malevolent tale (parents with youn… More >> Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


  1. HP book lover HP movie hater "Alex"

    This movie was a piece of ****!! How could anyone rate it well… the characters are like little puppets except they’re 2d puppets who have no feelings or emotions. When I was watching it I tried to look for the strings but had no luck.
    First of all Ron is taller than Harry…not the other way around. Mrs. Dursley has blonde hair..not black.
    Oh yeah great special effects. Special effects go along with the good plot not the other way around.
    They skipped so much from the book and added in stuff that didn’t matter. Ron is the character Rowling talked about 2nd most..not Hermione!
    Wonder where they got the snake from. They probably went to the dollar tree and did a close up shot. The books sucked you in everytime you read them with magic and explaining each and every character with great emotion. The movie should have been a cartoon. If it weren’t for spending 7.00 to get in the movie I would have walked right out the exit. Only three characters that were how I pictured them to be were Harry, Hagrid,and Dumbledore. All of the Weasleys are off.
    If this is the way they intend to make each movie from the book series they should think again. Rowling would be a better director saying that she wrote the books.
    I will see the Prisoner of Azkaban just so I can write a horrible review on it.
    Overall both movies have ruined the books for me.
    Great job director 2 books ruined already 5 books getting ready to be ruined.

    SUGGESTION: Screw the movies!!!!! read the books!!! they’re magical, amazing and excellent!!
    Go JK Rowling you rock!!!!!! Greatest author ever. Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Anonymous

    Before you get my header wrong. I truly enjoy Harry Potter and I just returned home from the cinema.

    The movie is very good. You might wonder why I didn’t give it a higher score, but I’ll try to explain.

    All of the actors did their job exceedingly well, the scenes were stunning … so what is my quarrel with the theatrical release? – I read the book. Pure and simple. When I compare the book to the movie I find a too many discrepancies for me to simply ignore.

    I will buy the DVD without regrets when it comes out and I will go to the next Harry Potter movie, but I now hold strong reservations against the films. It’s sort of related to the content. I strongly feel that too much has been chopped out to fit the time frame of the movie. Okay the film runs a solid 150 minutes and that is a lot for a movie in today’s cinema, but it makes me worry what will happen to book 4 when the film comes rolling around. They chopped some things out of book 1 and I still felt it was easily recognizable. Chamber of Secrets isn’t in my opinion as easily recognizable as Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone.

    I wish there were a special edition that ran at least a solid 30 minutes longer. It would certainly lend me a bit more faith when I think of the movies to come.

    Is Harry Potter II: Chamber of Secrets a bad movie? – No way. The movie is certainly something, but I feel like they tampered a little too much with the storyboard and had too many things cut from it in order to fit it to the the big-screen.

    Go see the movie and decide for yourself if my judgment is unfair. I don’t think so. Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Anonymous

    when I went to the theatre to watch this, I thought it was going to be very good, because I thought the first movie was good. I was surprised that they tried to ake it into an action movie. I just don’t think Harry Potter and action goes together. Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Anonymous

    Once again we have to see a nerdy kid with some magical powers. Stop making these movies, they are simply horrible…0 Stars!!! Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Priscilla Stafford

    In the second installation of the “Harry Potter” movies, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” starts off again with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) back home for the summer with his uncaring and unloving uncle, aunt, and cousin. Harry is certainly looking forward to going back to Hogwarts but it seems that again this year, danger awaits him. Reunited with his two best friends, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), they discover that Hogwarts is in dire danger as a 50-year-old mystery is reawakened by the opening of the ‘chamber of secrets’. As one by one, students become mysteriously ‘petrified’ and soon the students begin suspecting that Harry is behind it all! Will the three friends be able to find the secret behind the chamber of secrets, and clear the good name of Harry Potter?

    Not being a real fan of the Harry Potter series, I have not read the books. So I am reviewing this movie from the view of someone who has seen only the movies.

    *PLOT* – The plot of the movie was the real downer of the move for me. I had found the first Harry Potter to be really interesting with its fun story and interesting theme. But unfortunately, “Chamber of Secrets”, gives the feeling of déjà vu to the movie watcher, except this time we’re led into a two hour and forty minute movie. Somehow, I must say that the story was (I’m sorry to have to say this Potter fans!) dull and boring. The plot seemed to drag a bit, and I felt that there were too many similarities between the two Potter movies. There’s the Quidditch (forgive spelling mistakes) match, a secret room with deadly forces at work, a venture into the deadly forest, and much more. Maybe it’s just me, but I also felt the movie was too long. The movie seemed bogged down for its length, giving the feeling as if the director tried to hard to contain as much from the book as possible while still trying to keep it interesting enough for youngsters to sit through the movie. Well, the special effects and some masterful action sequences may help to keep kids occupied, but I think the teens and adult crowd may have found it a bit tedious.

    *ACTING* – Daniel Radcliffe has certainly grown up since the first film and handles his character very well. A bit more serious and not quite as ‘innocent’, he give the characterization of Harry Potter a bit more maturity. Emma Watson as Hermione Granger also does a good job, her haughtiness from the first film toned down more. Unfortunately, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasely seems to be only a comic relief to the movie as his only acting ability seems to be having this weird expression whenever his character is supposed to be scared. I couldn’t help but cringe whenever he made that face, couldn’t he have done a better job? Best acting done by the adult actors and actresses are most notably Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore), Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall), and Alan Rickman (Severus Snape). I was disappointed that there was not much of Alan Rickman’s character Snape, he was one of my favorite characters from the first film. Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart is little more than an annoying character and there should have been less of him. The same could be said about Moaning Myrtle (Shirley Henderson) who was VERY annoying!

    *PG RATING* – It was a bit surprising for me to see that this movie is aimed for younger children. I can see how some may say how this movie shows very good morals, I must point out some conflicting points on this subject. Not only does the film make a point to show that Harry and his friends deliberately disobey the teachers and break rules, in the end they are rewarded without any punishments! I’m not sure what children are supposed to learn from this. Another reason parents might want to be cautioned is the violence. Oh, I know the violence is nothing compared to other films rated PG-13 or higher but I do know that some parts may be a bit disturbing for children. Most especially the end where Harry goes into the chamber of secrets, there’s a battle going on that doesn’t end simply. A bit gruesome and disturbing, I suggest that parents be cautioned.

    *OVERALL* – Overall, the movie is a mediocre film. The good points of the movie include: 1) some good morals are shown, mostly about strong friendship and good triumphing over evil, 2) pretty good acting, nothing dramatic but still pretty good, 3) terrific effects, and 4) some nice action scenes. On the other hand, some of the bad points of the movie include: 1) a plot which seems to drag and feel stretched over a too long amount of time, 2) some unnecessarily realistic violence, 3) some questionable morals, and 4) too many similarities between the previous Harry Potter movie. As a series, I must say that unless the next movie has more of an intriguing plot with better pacing, I’m sure that non-Harry Potter fans might start finding the movies getting a bit old. Rating: 3 / 5

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