Thursday, I did a poll on my bookstagram account if anyone would be interested in a movie review since I watched it for the first time and a few people said yes! If you want to follow my instagram account the link is here.
My rating: 4.5 stars
Overall, the movie was, from what I can remember from the book, pretty true to the story. It goes without saying I think that the movie was cheesy as times with the acting and sometimes CGI, but the book was cheesy too, sometimes.
Right off the bat, going back into the wizarding world was so fun and amazing seeing our favourites characters again. Not only was it nice to see Hagrid, Hermione, Ron and Harry again, but the magic too. The flying car! Oh, I loved the flying car and how it had it’s own mind, like when it drove off without anyone driving or to rescue Ron and Harry later on. Also, introducing Dobby and the rest of Ron’s family were great! Dobby’s intro is one of my favourites with how frustrating and adorable he is at the same time! The Burrow house was so magical; I really loved seeing them travel through the fireplace, very cool.
I was happy to see Harry being able to figure out what was happening to the students, despite being only 12 years old he’s a smart kid. Hermione definitely held up the team at times, if it wasn’t for her they would have never found the door the Chamber of Secrets. I’m glad that Ron stopped making fun of her and came to his senses that she is important part of their trio. I do have mixed feelings with Ron and Hermione showing early signs of crushes on one another, like at the end when Harry and Hermione hugged, but Ron and her didn’t, they awkwardly shook hands.
I didn’t like how the film executed Parseltongue, it just rubbed me the wrong way, like patting a dog against their fur. Just not right, haha.
The storyline of Tim Riddle and the diary is one of my favourites. I think it’s so creative and multiple of plot twists I didn’t see coming when I was first experiencing it when I read the book for the first time. I really started believing Hagrid was the bad guy, but he was such a gentle half giant to Harry, Ron and Hermione that it threw me off completely. For example, the part where Ron is throwing up slugs in Hagrid’s hut and Hermione starts crying, Hagrid comforts her. When we finally get to the Chamber of Secrets and find Ginny, that was so gripping when Tom Riddle revealed himself.
And Lastly, is it weird that it bothered me to not know the results of the House Cup? They put so much focus on the points and who won in the first of the series, but not in this one.
Look forward to a review of the last book, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows tomorrow. I’ll included a mini review of the book series as a whole, and which book is my favourite. I’m planning on continuing with the reviews of the movies despite the fact I’m starting with book 7 and movie 2. Eventually, I would like to reread the books to do comparisons to the books and movies.
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