Kim’s Entertainment Blog

June 19, 2009

Chamber of Secrets

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This is post number two in my countdown of Harry Potter movies, all in anticipation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, opening next month!  This countdown was inspired by the Movie Moxie – to read her post on the Chamber of Secrets, click here.

I’ve always felt this movie gets unfairly overlooked when it comes to people’s Potter preferences.  I really enjoyed this movie in the theatres, and it still holds the same appeal for me today.  It very much continues the themes and storylines set up in the first movie.  Granted, it does have a climax that prominently features a gigantic snake, thereby neccesitating the need for me to listen to the movie as my eyes are firmly shut, but overall this movie really does a good job of furthering the storylines and solidifying the relationships forged in the first movie.

All the main characters are back and in fine form here.  The kids are definitely starting to mature a bit and are on the precipice of teenagedom.  They still have the recklessness and wide-eyed enthusiasm of children, but are starting to develop more interests and relationships built on more than just proximity to each other.  Once again the adult cast is stellar – my appreciation for Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman just continues to grow and grow!

For me, the real magic of this movie lies in the casting of the supporting cast.  Ron’s parents, portrayed by Mark Williams and Julie Walters, are what I imagine the ideal wizarding parents to be!  Starring as Gilderoy Lockhart we have Kenneth Branagh, a man who brings an infectious energy and lightness to the storyline.  Finally, and perhaps my favourite supporting actor (but hey, I have a well-documented thing for sexy British accents), is Jason Isaacs and the deliciously, delightfully wicked Lucius Malfoy.  Even under all that white hair, the man shines!

I absolutely recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys fantasy movies, stories about children about to enter their awkward teen years, and movies featuring gigantic snakes!

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1 Comment »

  1. Awesome review! I’m glad you enjoy The Chamber of Secrets, I completely agree that is seems to get an unfair wrap. Sounds like you aren’t big on snakes, eh? That must be a challenge for this one.

    Supporting cast is awesome! You are so right. Jason Isaacs and Kenneth Branagh totally steal the scenes they are in – in a good way! Great additions to the world. I would love to live at the Weasleys!

    Comment by Shannon the Movie Moxie — June 24, 2009 @ 6:57 pm | Reply


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