But I am not a huge fan of these movies and I am not the target audience. After a confrontation with a house elf named Dobby, Harry escapes to the Weasley house with Ron Weasley in a flying car. John Williams score was very much like his original score with old themes returning and some of the music sounding like music from his Indiana Jones scores. Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts School of Wizardry for his second year. Windows Windows 8, Windows 8.
When they get there, strange happenings invade the school. Thank you for the fantastic finale to a wonderful life that you gave us. This is the 3-D Conversion!!!! The last hour is scary, wand dropping tension. It's all here--the main events anyway of the Rowling book--and for extra measure they've given a much needed humorous role to Kenneth Branagh who has great fun with his role as the self-loving Gilderoy Lockhart. A Rocky Horror Show Audience Participation Show for kids! If a book is loved by millions of readers there must be a good reason for that. Anyone can watch this film and follow it without knowing the book.
He plays it much like his villian in The Patriot. I suppose you can't hold it against the kids who aren't up to par because they're just young and learning the actors trade, but for those who play their part well they should get a pat in the back. Well, let me remind you that this also happens in the books. Clearly this film was edited at script stage rather than the cutting room floor stage!! Of course Harry Potter's target audience is of a younger age so I can see how I might not have enjoyed it as much as a slightly younger audience, but to say the least it is a lot better than some of the crap that is fizzled out these days. The 1st hour is pure laugh out loud fun the adults in my Cinema audience were shouting with laughter! And it will wet your appetite for more to come. Harry ignores his warning, and returns. 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.
It's pure fun and excitement! He was one of the better bits in the movie as was Jason Isaacs who played Lucius Malfoy father of Draco. Malevolent voices whisper from the walls. People are becoming petrified, and no-one knows what is doing it. And apparently the makers of this Potter film have met the challenge of providing spiders and snakes that are hideous enough to have Ron and the audience in a fit of hysterics. Go see it with a predominantly adult audience if you want to experience the real buzz of unfettered emotion.
I felt by body tense up as the gave case to Harry and Ron, which is a good thing because not often do I find myself doing this in movies. When reading the book I always envisioned Michael Crawford playing Gilderoy Lockhart. The only real drawback is that Maggie Smith has very little to do--but the main chores belong to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint who continue to charm as the three leads. The attacks continue, bringing the possibility of the closure of Hogwarts. He could have done better, but then again I have not read the book so I would not know how Ron would have behaved.
. A film for the child within us adults. I saw the movie as a member of the press and couldn't get enough of it. It's Year 2 at Hogwarts, and Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione are back learning, but their year doesn't go past quietly. Not being too scared of Spiders, they kind of made me jump. This story reads as film narrative, rather than a book illustration, which was the big mistake of the 1st film.
It is said that only Salazar Slytherin's true descendent will be able to open it. In the not to distant future I see fans going to a regular weekend slot at their local cinema for Audience Participation fun. The person I had sat beside seemed pretty scared of the spiders as well. They are told the story of the Chamber of Secrets. Should keep Potter fans happy--and for a movie two-and-a-half hours long it moves along at a brisk pace from one adventure to another with what by now appears to be mechanical skill, thanks to artful direction by Chris Columbus who knows how to keep this sort of thing moving. Harry decides to ignore Dobby's warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. In some cases I found that you had to have seen the 1st movie to understand some of what was going on, but that was mainly due to the back story of he who shall not be uttered and some of the gags.
Storyline: 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. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. The problem is: how do we convince muggles put-off by the 1st film to go see this one? Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. I guess the scenes he played a scary person which was quite a lot in weren't convincing enough for me, but kids should get a good laugh out of him more than I did. Chris Columbus has captured the essence of the book on screen.
They are then late for the train and have to ride it to school. I think they do it because they are too lazy to create their own storys, so they rip off other peoples ideas and crush them to make it more comfortable. John Williams' perky score is a distinct help. I'm not talking about Dwarves I'd give it 8. Harry, it turns out, is a Parsel-tongue. You may ask this yourself. The staging is very theatrical in it's minimalism, yet extravagantly arty in visual specifics.