Monday, July 11, 2011

1589 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Man I forgot how long the first few films in this series are.  This film is a huge step forward from the last in almost all ways - the first nice bit is that the world is established for the most part, and we just learn about new things as we need to.  The children's performances are shaping up much stronger, the tone itself is getting a little less cheesy, and the CGI is closer to reality, and the story gets closer to the focus of the over all series - not that the first one didn't have Harry dealing with Voldemort, but this one is far more direct and personal and I think it adds to the weight of it all.
There's some great stuff in here, the one sequence that will always stick with me is when Ron's slug curse backfires and he spends the next little bit spitting them out - his face and the whole thing reminded me of a friend in highschool who had too much to drink one evening.  Two down - five more to go.  Have to say that I'm gettinng excited to revisit the newest of the installments as I don't think I've revisited those at all past the initial viewings.  This is one of those series that I just can't wait to show my own kids when they're old enough!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Widescreen Edition)  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Full Screen Edition)


Anonymous said...

please change your wallpaper

Jeremy said...

Why would you like me to change it?

Anonymous said...

Your entries would be much easier to read if there was more contrast between the text in the foreground and the wall paper in the background. For example, the Toronto Star's website has black coloured text over a white background for all their articles. The contrast is very good, making the articles easy on the eyes, easy to scan quickly and very readable.