Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Well it's round two of the Harry Potter reviewing marathon, so let's get started.
Plot: Before he begins his second year at Hogwarts, Harry comes across a house elf named Dobby who tells him not to go back to Hogwarts or he will be in danger. Despite his attempts to stop him, Harry makes it back to Hogwarts with Ron and Hermione. But things start to become suspenseful in Hogwarts when people start to be attacked by a mysterious creature.
The main reason why I enjoy this film a little better than the first is that it's more loyal to the book. You know, at the time when I went to the midnight showing of this film, my family and I had already read like, the first three books or so. And then we went to see this film and almost everything from the book happens here. And it had a more interesting suspense from the first film. or more a different take on time at Hogwarts. I mean that's the case with all of Harry Potter, but I thought this was a good way to start really showing that with this series. It was just enjoyable that way.
Daniel Radcliffe/Harry Potter: Well you know he's definitely growing older by the change of his voice of not how he's grown a bit taller. That aside, he was just as clever and intrigued with the new magical things to see at Hogwarts as ever. Real good job all around.
Rupert Grint/Ron Weasley: I thought he acted pretty well. especially with showing how he was really scared when it came tot he spiders.
Emma Watson/Hermione Granger:She was still Hermione.
Kenneth Branagh/Gilderoy Lockhart: He made a very funny character. It's strange to think of Branagh now, with all his other acting role and his career in directing. I mean he's the guy that directed Thor...Gilderoy Lockhart made Thor! that kinda messes with your head when you think about it. fun fact about the character though, Hugh Laurie was the first pick. but due to some scheduling, he couldn't do it. gee...now i'd really like to know how this would've turned out with him playing Lockhart...hmmm.
Music:same set of music and it was still done by John Williams. :D
Editing: It's still good. same as the last film.
And that is my review for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.