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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was based on the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Movie details for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The movie was released in 2002 and directed by Chris Columbus, who also directed Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was produced by Warner Bros Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson (II), Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Toby Jones, Jim Norton, Veronica Clifford, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Mark Williams, Chris Rankin, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Edward Tudor-Pole, Jenny Tarren and Robbie Coltrane.

 

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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'... Read More
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 younger children beware), beginning with the petrified bodies of several Hogwarts students and magical clues leading Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) to a 50-year-old mystery in the monster-laden Chamber of Secrets. House elves, squealing mandrakes, giant spiders, and venomous serpents populate this loyal adaptation (by Sorcerer's Stone director Chris Columbus and screenwriter Steve Kloves), and Kenneth Branagh delightfully tops the supreme supporting cast as the vainglorious charlatan Gilderoy Lockhart (be sure to view past the credits for a visual punchline at Lockhart's expense). At 161 minutes, the film suffers from lack of depth and uneven pacing, and John Williams' score mostly reprises established themes. The young, fast-growing cast offers ample compensation, however, as does the late Richard Harris in his final screen appearance as Professor Albus Dumbledore. Brimming with cleverness, wonderment, and big-budget splendor, Chamber honors the legacy of J.K. Rowling's novels. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published in 1999 by Bloomsbury. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

J. K. Rowling also wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1997), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000).

 

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