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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Reviews

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July 21, 2017
The Chamber of Secrets has been opened enemies of the heir... beware
July 13, 2017
Probably my favourite Harry Potter movie. Although I think highly of the whole series, Chamber of Secrets has been a personal favourite since childhood.
½ July 1, 2017
The book was way better
June 26, 2017
The performances were even better in this film and I really like the character of Doby. This film was darker then the last one but still a lot of fun.

June 24, 2017
A great continuation of the first movie, keeping mostly true to the book.
June 16, 2017
This movie is faithful to its source material and keeps you invested in the creepy mysteries of Hogwarts. Albeit unnecessarily long.
½ June 11, 2017
Very good story and acting but this is way too long and it's tone is all over the place.
June 5, 2017
Good not as good as 1st
June 1, 2017
Jason Isaacs has never looked so fabulous.
½ June 1, 2017
Largely similar to the first, Chamber of Secrets is still a passable film.
½ May 5, 2017
With a very unique but complicated storyline, "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" was a very successful movie which exceeded the quality of it's predecessor.
I enjoyed watching this mysterious adventure a lot, and I'm definitely looking forward to watching the next sequel!
May 4, 2017
Harry is back and this one is better then the first one but i've come to realize the more sequels they made it the more creepier they get but I thought it was a good movie
April 19, 2017
Love this movie and probably has the best score of all GO movies.
April 4, 2017
The second installment in the Harry Potter series begins to add a bit more lore into the dark side of the magical world, but is somewhat of a bore at times. Still somewhat enjoyable, it just cant capture the same level of magic the first film had.
April 1, 2017
The Chamber of Secrets is way too long, and after a while you just want it to end. Nevertheless, it starts out as a better better movie than the Sorcerers Stone, as the book, and is still exciting and fun; if not the most childish of the series.
March 21, 2017
I'm really enjoying the series so far, they did another great job with this movie.
March 20, 2017
Unfortunately, the decision to keep Chris Columbus as director results in an almost step-by-step copy of the first film, which ultimately makes this a very boring instalment in the series despite the presence of a giant killer serpent. The acting is not the only area in which this film resembles cardboard - the script, the dialogue, the set pieces (which lack imagination needed to further develop from the first film). Despite wonderfully hammed-up turns from new additions Isaacs & Branagh, it's Dobby the house elf that stands out - but for all the wrong reasons. He's more Jar-Jar Binks than Gollum, & left me entertaining psychotic tendencies towards him & his creators long after the film had finished due to his excessively annoying nature.
½ March 16, 2017
Nice twist in the end.
March 15, 2017
While just as well made as the first film in the franchise, it suffers from pacing issues in a few spots that just dont seem needed and wernt in the novel. And Unfortunatly it is the introduction to the character Dobby the house elf. A character i rank up with Jar Jar Binks as unneeded comedic value and just a waste of celuoid. Toby Jones does a good job with the voice the character however isnt needed. The rest of the film is fantastic and it began the darker tone the movies would take. Kenneth Branagah's potrayal of Lockhart is out of the norm for his usual fare and he does a geat job with the part of a character so annoying you like him. The ending has a few overdone sappy moments that border on cliche as does the polyjuice potion scene. It is the beginnings of the film focusing on the Good vs Evil story and shows a mortality to the characters that each face with each succeding film. The extended edition adds little to the film and for the casual viewer they will not notice the new scenes. The childrens acting is shown to a greater extent and its clear years later looking back which would go on to further careers and the ones who would just stick with harry potter as one hit wonders. It is unfortunate that with a cast the size of these films so many of the actors and actresses preformances are overlooked in favor of the main stars. While not the best film of the franchise it is a geat film with repeat viewing potential.
March 14, 2017
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets marks the second chapter of the Harry Potter saga. Though it isn't quite as inventive or creative as it's predecessor or most of it's successors, that doesn't stop it from being mysterious and magical all the same.

This film, just like many others in the franchise, revolves around a mystery centered on a specific character. However, as the mystery unfolds, more questions and mysteries arrive, making this film a trail of questions, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. All the questions are what keep the viewer hooked throughout the duration of the movie. What makes it even better is that the viewers have no more knowledge than Harry does for the whole thing.

My only real complaints with the film revolve around the magic. Aside from a couple new monsters, there isn't as much new content in terms of magic in this movie as there is in the other installments. However, what is introduced is rather neat.

Overall, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets isn't quite as inventive as the other chapters, but is still a magical, mysterious experience nonetheless.
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