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|Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!|
"Columbus beautifully realizes many of Rowling's fantastic conceits... J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A fun, fantastic adventure... James Berardinelli's ReelViews
"...it's better, as well as darker, than the first. Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"...a veritable Who's Who of British actors [elevate] the proceedings out of the kid's movie genre into something special. William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Editor's NoteDirector Chris Columbus recreates the magic of the second book from author J.K. Rowling's best-selling series about a young wizard, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe). In this sequel, Harry and his friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the new school year only to be met with a terrifying mystery. An unknown creature, one that supposedly lives in the legendary Chamber of Secrets hidden at Hogwarts, is attacking students in the school, leaving them literally petrified and as cold as stone. Even the professors seem at a loss for how to solve the chilling mystery, leaving it up to Harry and his friends to save the day. Rowling's story translates well to the big screen, with a magical flying car, a giant spider, a house elf named Dobby, and assorted other creatures making their film debuts. Radcliffe continues to charm as the wide-eyed young Potter, and Grint shines as his best friend and sidekick. Kenneth Branagh joins the all-star cast as the preening megalomaniac author and professor, Gilderoy Lockhart. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS also stars the late Richard Harris, majestic Maggie Smith, and an under-used Alan Rickman.
Cast & Crew
|Andrew Ackland-Snow, et. al. - Art Director|
|Chris Columbus - Director|
|David Heyman - Producer|
|J.K. Rowling - Based On Novel By|
|John Williams - Original Music By|
|Michael Barnathan - Executive Producer|
|Peter Honess - Editor|
|Roger Pratt - Cinematographer|
|Steve Kloves - Screenplay|
|Stuart Craig - Production Designer|
|Grammy, John Williams, Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media|
|British Academy Awards, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Kids' Vote|
|British Academy Awards, David Heyman, et. al., BAFTA Children's Award - Best Feature Film|
|British Academy Awards, Jim Mitchell, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects|
|British Academy Awards, Stuart Craig, Best Production Design|
|British Academy Awards, Randy Thom, et. al., Best Sound|
|MTV Award, "Dobby", Best Virtual Performance|
Customer Reviews of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Excellent deal for the movies. Gotta collect them all.
This movie was a great sequel! I watched it about 5 times, and it never got boring! It has the right balance of humor, romance, and action. I would recommend this movie to others, but like the first movie, it has some frightening moments for younger kids.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Widescree11/14/2008
Year two or the second in the Harry Potter movie series. Good fun family entertainment. If you enjoy dungeons & dragons style magical fantasy filled with wizards, demons and mystical creatures then you will enjoy any of the movies in this series.