The Book vs the Movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Book written by J.K. Rowling, 1998
Movie directed by Chris Columbus, 2002

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone–or something–starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects…Harry Potter himself.

 

 

 

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

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Picture Source: http://www.hp-lexicon.org

 

Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: Both, honestly.

Out of 5 stars, the Book Gets: 5 stars.

Out of 5 stars, the Movie Gets: 5 stars.

Things the Book Did Better: More details and scenes not shown in the movie (Lucius and Arthur getting into it, Harry overhearing Lucius and Draco, etc)

Things the Movie Did Better: Like the original movie, it brought the book “to life” for me. The old cast continued to do a great job and the new cast were awesome as well.

Verdict?: Both.

Why?: It’s impossible to choose between either for this one as well. Don’t worry–this won’t always be the case with the Harry Potter series.

Should the movie be re-made?: No way!

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!

 

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