Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsNovember 15, 2002
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.
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 7.2/10 (175,083 voted)
Critic's Score: 63/100
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Harry decides to ignore Dobby's warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening: Harry is suddenly hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, muggle-born students are being attacked, 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" .
Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves
Uncle Vernon Dursley
Aunt Petunia Dursley
Dobby the House Elf
The Chamber of Secrets has opened…
Release Date: 15 November 2002
Filming Locations: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $88,357,488
(17 November 2002)
(10 November 2011)
Did You Know?
Filming began three days after the release of
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
After Harry says, "Rictusempra!" Malfoy is thrown across the room and lands at Snape's feet. Snape grabs Malfoy at the back of his neck and as he pulls him up, Alan Rickman's mark, the green tape, is visible at his feet, as well as Tom Felton's white tape mark at his left foot. Whereas in the earlier shot, when Snape suggests someone from his own house he says, "Malfoy, perhaps?", the end of the mat is visibly without any marks.
[Hedwig wants to be let out of her cage]
I can't let you out, Hedwig! I'm not allowed to use magic outside of school. Besides, if Uncle Vernon…
Now you've done it.
A great sequel!
If you liked the first one then you're going to love this! There's a darker
atmosphere this time around and more characters are introduced including
Gilderoy Lockhart (hilariously played by Kenneth Branagh), Draco Malfoy's
father, Lucius (a great performance by Jason Isaacs, exactly how I imagined
the character from the books!), Ron's father, Arthur, and the mysterious
Dobby the house elf (fortunately he isn't anywhere near as annoying as other
CG characters in other movies, but I won't name any names…
The movie sticks closely to the novel, but as in the last movie we miss some
of those scenes where we start to learn a little more about the characters,
especially the hate-hate relationship between Harry and Professor Snape (who
was seriously underused in this movie!)
All in all it's definitely worth checking out, the running time of 160
minutes may seem a little long but it doesn't seem that long when you're
watching it. By the way, whatever you do DO NOT leave until the credits
have ended, otherwise you'll miss a little extra treat…