Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is the second movie that was released in 2002. In this movie the story starts out where harry is forced to spend his summer holidays with his Muggle relations, Harry Potter gets shocked when he gets a surprised visit from Dobby the house-elf who is also known as the Malfoy’s house slave. Dobby tries to warn Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Though Harry decided to ignore Dobby’s warning and continues to return to Hogwarts. But upon returning to Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed occurring: Harry suddenly starts hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, and a message scrawled on the wall in blood puts everyone on his/her guard – “The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware.”

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger’s are in there second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but their year doesn’t seem to go quite well. People of the school are turning up petrified and bloody writing seems to appear after one is found petrified, revealing to everyone, that someone has reopened the chamber of secrets. Although, the attacks continue, bringing the possibility of Hogwarts to close. Harry attends his Defense against the Dark Arts class with Professor Gilderoy Lockhart and learns that he is a Parsel-tongue. Whick means that he can speak and understand snakes. Soon after everyone thinks that Harry is the one that has opened the Chamber of Secrets. So Harry and his friends are forced to secretly uncover the truth about the chamber before the school closes or any ones lives are taken.

Wow! This was a superb of a movie, having done a good job with the first Harry Potter movie; one shouldn’t be surprised with Chris Columbus’s work on directing the sequel so well. Those who say it is superior to the first film are right: Sorcerer’s Stone was wonderful but the what the sequel does for Harry Potter is like saying what the Empire Strikes Back did for Star Wars – elevate it to a higher level where it will be regarded as a masterpiece in its own way.

The plot was a lot tighter and cleaner then the first movie, and runs along at a fair pace enough to swoosh the two-hours away with the wave of a wand. The acting from Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson was criticized by so many in the first movie and still people are twittering on about them now. For crying out loud just say they were wonderful and portrayed their characters with great excellence.

Overall, from the sweeping camera shots above Hogwarts’ highest tower to the ominous music played throughout the movie. Even for someone who isn’t a fan of the books, the storyline was easy to follow with a true moral in the end.  I would rate this movie a 9.5/10.

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