Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Movies VS Books: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Yay! My time has come once again. Of course i will continue with the Harry Potter movies, and if i'm not mistaken i need to the 2nd one.

Story Summary: 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. Harry decides to ignore Dobby's warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening: Harry is suddenly hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, muggle-born students are being attacked, and a message scrawled on the wall in blood puts everyone on his/her guard - "The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies Of The Heir, Beware" .

 Where The Book Wins:
Chamber of Secrets follow the great storytelling but this time it's a lot darker an creepier. I believe you feel the darkness and the mystery much more with Rowling's word than in the movie. You also get to see much more of the Weasly family and Diagon Alea. Many parts of it were cut in the movie and while in the movie, most of the parts are about the mystery, in the book you get (as always) to see more of the whole world. Also i preference much more the phoenix in the books XD

Where The Movie Wins:
Again the special effects are amazing. Magic comes to life and it feels more real. I also found the way they portrayed Lockhart and Ron better than in the book. You get more of those two characters. The whole scene at the end with the basilisk was fantastic! And of course once more, they gave us a lovely soundtrack. Great addition was the scene with Harry, Hermione and Ron hugging at the end of the movie. It make me go "awwww.."

Final Winner: Tie. I believe both, are at the same lavel for small little differences.


  1. I Love Harry Potter! For me I always see movies and books separately otherwise I'd go crazy with the differences. But I love them both they're both amazing and both Chris Columbus and JKR portrayed the story amazingly =D

  2. The first and the second movies were my favorites! I agree the hugging scene did tug at my heartstrings.....

  3. I'm sorry but a "Movies Vs Books" in Harry Potter is not possible... Although the main story is the same (Harry Potter Vs He who must not be named) the movies are missing soooooooo much details... And as it turned out the details are crucial to understand completely what was happening... I mean EVERY TIME a new book came out I read them all again and again to join pieces... Especially in the last book...
    It's not that the movies are not good (@misha1989 The first two movies were really childish... They didn't know how it would turn out, since Rowling was still in progress, and thought that Harry Potter is a children's book... I liked them least... BTW the fist Dumbledore was so NOT the Dumbledore of the books...I mean he was reeeeeeeeeady old and weak...)
    For me it's not a tie... Books are the winners, Hands Down... Every single one...

  4. @Choqm@n true as that may be, there are many many books that are really not good in details. I read one the last month, called the Wolf Age, which to be honest, it would make a FAR better movie than it does a book. Movies and books are two different forms of art and here we do not compare the forms as they are, but the way they show the story.


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