Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Length: 161 minutes
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: Steve Kloves, based on the book by J.K. Rowling
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Music: John Williams
I saw it: probably in the theater, 2002; on video a couple times, most recently two days ago (rented from Netflix)
Synopsis: the students of a school for wizards are attacked by an unseen monster
Characters: Bonus point for Dobby.
Dialog: There are some very funny lines in there, but also a lot of crap.
Special effects/design: The special effects aren’t as bad as the first movie, but they’re still bad, and there’s not much in the way of design to balance them out this time.
Acting: There’s no bad acting, and Rupert Grint gives a pretty entertaining performance, but there’s still not quite anything I’d call good acting.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, ). After re-watching this one, I realize that what’s missing from the first movie is a sense of humor. That one was just a fairy tale, while this one is an adventure comedy; a handful of good laughs here and there go a long way to making it fun to watch.
Objective Rating (Average):