"fans of the books won't be disappointed"
"fantastic fun for kids"
"a spectacular job"
The real gem on
the DVD is a 16-minute interview with JK Rowling and Steve Kloves about
the transfer from book to screen.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry returns for his second year at Hogwart's
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with his best friends Hermione and
Ron. He ignores warnings not to go back to Hogwarts by a mysterious house
elf named Dobby. Soon into the school year strange things start happening.
Students are found in a petrified state, messages written in blood appear
on the walls and Harry starts to hear voices in his head. It becomes
apparent that someone has opened The Chamber of Secrets... but who is
responsible and can the dark forces that lurk there be stopped?
The world's most famous boy wizard dives straight into a
darker and more thrilling magical adventure in Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets. It's practically the same set-up - something evil's
afoot at Hogwarts; Harry and his pals must put it right - but fans of the
books won't be disappointed. Director Chris Columbus, whose artistic
licence is necessarily limited by the demands of adapting JK Rowling's
phenomenally popular novel,
does a spectacular job rendering Rowling's imaginary world.
Daniel Radcliffe gives a more assured performance here as Harry,
especially with the aid of an
excellent cast of experienced actors. Of course, most viewers will already know what's going to
happen as far as the story is concerned, so for them the pleasure in
watching The Chamber of Secrets lies in the visualisation of
Rowling's magical creations and the verve brought to the action sequences.
It's fantastic fun for kids and a good excuse to regress back to childhood
for the rest of us.
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