Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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AVERAGE RATING
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Total Reviews
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Overall Satisfaction
4.3
Value
4.1
Ease of Use
3.9
Performance

Chamer of Secrets was a big disappointment! All of the actors walked through their roles. There was no depth.. nothing, they seemed uninspired..bored. When I saw the first movie I was blown away by how incredible it was. What a fantastic job they did at creating a book of this nature. I was equally impressed by the young actors, unfortunately none of that was true of Chamber of Secrets. Again they omitted Peeves, and cut all of the most interesting parts from the book,and added parts that never were in the story. Lockhart whom I looked forward to, to be as intertaining as he was in the book did a complete injustice to the character. I don't blame the actors but rather the screen play writers and director. I shudder to think what they will do to my favorite book in the series "The Prisoner of Azkabon". One can only hope a new director will re-inspire the magic of the first movie. In short if you enjoyed the book, the movie will be a BIG disappointment.

-Morgan quote

While some people will claim that this movie was a big disappointment, I believe that they are taking this way too seriously. This movie still contains all of the magic that the book does, it is just displayed in a different way. Overall, I felt that this movie was just a good as the first movie. Of course there are going to be some scenes that differ from the book, but if they went straight by the book the movie would be something like four hours long. If you are a big fan of the Harry Potter Series then this is a must have. I have already pre-ordered this and the 5th book, which is due out in June. This is a movie that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

-Chad Ingersoll quote

Chamber of Secrets a disappointment

by Morgan on 2/19/2003

Chamer of Secrets was a big disappointment! All of the actors walked through their roles. There was no depth.. nothing, they seemed uninspired..bored. When I saw the first movie I was blown away by how incredible it was. What a fantastic job they did at creating a book of this nature. I was equally impressed by the young actors, unfortunately none of that was true of Chamber of Secrets. Again they omitted Peeves, and cut all of the most interesting parts from the book,and added parts that never were in the story. Lockhart whom I looked forward to, to be as intertaining as he was in the book did a complete injustice to the character. I don't blame the actors but rather the screen play writers and director. I shudder to think what they will do to my favorite book in the series "The Prisoner of Azkabon". One can only hope a new director will re-inspire the magic of the first movie. In short if you enjoyed the book, the movie will be a BIG disappointment. Read More

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Chamber of Secrets still has the Magic

by Chad Ingersoll on 3/5/2003

While some people will claim that this movie was a big disappointment, I believe that they are taking this way too seriously. This movie still contains all of the magic that the book does, it is just displayed in a different way. Overall, I felt that this movie was just a good as the first movie. Of course there are going to be some scenes that differ from the book, but if they went straight by the book the movie would be something like four hours long. If you are a big fan of the Harry Potter Series then this is a must have. I have already pre-ordered this and the 5th book, which is due out in June. This is a movie that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Read More

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Product Overview

Harry ignores warnings not to return to hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

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Studio Warner
SKU 40217910
UPC 085392359226
UPC 14 00085392359226
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Based On A Novel
Buddies
Family (General)
Fantasy
Friends
Live-Action
Magic
Sequel
Theatrical Release
Witches
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note Director 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.
Reviews
New York Times "...Many of the sequences are thrilling....The visual environment is beautifully conceived and skillfully rendered..." 11/15/2002 p.E1
USA Today "...CHAMBER OF SECRETS, the movie weaves a powerful spell over its audience..." 11/15/2002 p.6E
Entertainment Weekly "...[The film has] new characters, marvelously played by fresh king-and-queen hams who conjure the old-fashioned art of well-placed acting..." 11/22/2002 p.49-50
Rolling Stone "...The young actors -- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Rupert Grint as Ron, and Emma Watson as Hermione -- exude a new ease..." 12/12/2002 p.106
Sight and Sound "...It affords an opportunity for such character actors as Kenneth Branagh and Shirley Henderson to let rip....[The] monsters from the first film are smoother and more nuanced here..." 01/01/2003 p.47-9
Los Angeles Times "...CHAMBER OF SECRETS, like its predecessor, is intelligently cast and makes good use of behind-the-camera talent..." 11/15/2002 p.C1
Box Office "...Enchanting....We see even more of the exquisitely realized Harry Potter universe in this outing..." 01/01/2003 p.62
Variety "...It possesses a confidence and intermittent flair that begin to give it a life of its own....[The] film features a commanding turn by Christian Coulson..." 11/11/2002 p.25-9
Directors
Chris Columbus
Actors
Robbie Coltrane
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Daniel Radcliffe
Cast & Crew
Alan Rickman - Actor
Daniel Radcliffe - Actor
Emma Watson - Actor
Fiona Shaw - Actor
Jason Isaacs - Actor
John Cleese - Actor
Julie Walters - Actor
Kenneth Branagh - Actor
Maggie Smith - Actor
Richard Harris - Actor
Robbie Coltrane - Actor
Rupret Grint - Actor
Warwick Davis - Actor
J.K.R. - Based On The Novel By
Chris Columbus - Directed By
Roger Pratt - Director of Photography
Peter Honess - Edited By
Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, David Barron - Executive Producers
William Ross - Music Adapted By
John Williams - Music By
David Heyman - Produced By
Stuart Craig - Production Designer
Steve Kloves - Screenplay By
Technical Info
Catalog ID 23592
UPC 00085392359226
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 161 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Harry Potter
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joel Siegel, GOOD MORNING AMERICA The movie's even more magical than the first.
Jess Cagle, TIME Even better than the first!

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