Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets () - IMDbBy Sukhdev Sandhu. The sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, came a year later. Here is the first Telegraph review from November 15, One year on, it's clear that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was little more than the opening shot in a brand recognition campaign, a taster for the video and the DVD of the film. Its drabness was easy to forget if your kids were watching it at home, where they could skip and fast-forward to only the most frenetic scenes. An equally plodding follow-up would have tested our patience to the limits. What a relief, then, especially as some of us are going to have to live with it night and bawling day for the next 12 months, that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is so very much better than its uninspired predecessor.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Kids have been gagging for it ever since they threw their remote controls at the wall in frustration at not being able to access the deleted scenes on the Philosopher's Stone DVD. Adults aren't quite as hyped up second time round, maybe because the momentum was broken by the non-appearance of the fifth volume of J. Rowling's boy wizard tales. The result - basically an on-screen illustration of the book, not a proper 'movie' by any structural cinematic definition - will keep avid fans happy with its completeness, but confuse and at times bore the casual or non-reader with its reverential approach to the source material. The assumption - and it's a fair one at that - is that everyone who sees this will have seen the original. So there's no need to pack in as much explanation of how the wizard world works or about Harry's backstory - the scar, his parents, Voldemort, everything that sets him apart from the other pupils. Chamber Of Secrets treats all of this as presumed knowledge and even abandons Rowling's school calendar structure when the action moves swiftly to Hogwarts.
Rowling 's novel of the same name. The film is a sequel to the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the second instalment in the Harry Potter film series. It was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. Its story follows Harry Potter 's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the Heir of Salazar Slytherin opens the Chamber of Secrets , unleashing a monster that petrifies the school's denizens. It was followed by six sequels, beginning with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 in , nearly ten years after the first film's release.