Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Review

by Ni Luh Putu Hendiliana Dewi

Fantastical movies sound like my cup of tea, especially those related to a magical world. If I asked you to mention one of those movies, what would you say? I bet some of you will say Harry Potter series, the legendary stories of Wizarding World. And that is exactly the kind of movie I will talk about in this article. However, I will not talk about the whole series, I believe it will take you hours to finish. Then, let’s talk about the second movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

This story as adapted from JK Rowling’s masterpiece in the same title gets a special place in its fan’s heart and gains 4.43 /5 stars from over 3 million voters on Goodreads. Unlike the book, since this movie was first published in 2002, this series gains 7.4/10 stars on IMDB which is slightly lower than the book’s rating itself. But for me, as the one who has not read the book, I feel this award-winning movie is quite entertaining. Though, at some points, I got bored watching due to its long duration.

The movie is started with Harry’s boring holiday at the mean Dursleys’ house in the muggle world. He wishes, he could go back soon to Hogwarts, but a strange yet cute create convinces him to not come back to that school. But thanks to the warm-hearted Weasleys, Harry can finally return to Hogwarts.

“Kill..Kill..” a mysterious voice begins stalking the school corridors and allegedly believed comes out from the Chamber of Secrets, home of a monster. Here is the horror tension that begins, completed by the blood-written message on the wall. Can Harry discover this secret chamber?

This movie is full of an introduction of Harry’s abilities and new characters. I am saying this as a good thing. The appearance of some new characters also brings some fresh air to this movie, driving us to be more curious about the next chapter of Harry’s adventures. Harry’s ability to speak to snakes is quite interesting and entertaining. Listen to how he is talking to the snake, it sounds like “Hizzz.. Hazzz”, just like the snake!

However, I totally agree that kids must be accompanied by their parents while watching this movie. Simply by the use of the word “kill”, some violent scenes and scary moments. Though, I am not saying this movie is not kids friendly. I believe there are a bunch of good lessons learned the kids can get from this movie.

Overall, I would recommend you to watch this movie. 8 out of 10 stars from me! It is worth the time you spend solving the puzzles of this story. Stitt…beware of Voldemort!

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