Alright, since I wrote a ridiculously long movie comparison for the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’ll keep Chamber of Secrets short and sweet. Here’s how things compare to the movie version, and a few little things that I just wanted to point out.
- Harry’s first glimpse of Dobby is in the garden, not in his room at the Dursley’s.
- When Ron and the twins rescue Harry from the Dursley’s, they had pick the lock to get Harry out of his room, then pick the lock on the cupboard under the stairs to retrieve Harry’s school things and trunk, without waking the Dursley’s. The movie made it seem a much faster and more dramatic rescue.
- The movie cut the de-gnoming of the garden and about a month of living with the Weasleys. Also, Percy. Poor Percy, even though he’s such a prat (see urban dictionary : prat: Basically someone who’s a major idiot, or is delusional and dumb. Acts against logic and thinks hes self-righteous. AKA: Major dumbass. Good example: Percy from HP .) you lose a lot of his story.
- The howler never congratulated Ginny on being placed in Gryffindor. I mean come on, she’s a Weasley, of course she made Gryffindor. That howler was just pure rage.
- Professor Binns, History of Magic professor and the only ghost teacher, tells the story about the Chamber of Secrets, not McGonagall.
- No surprise- Lockhart is even more smarmy than his actor counterpart.
- The movie put more focus on finding and being in the Chamber of Secrets. In the book, Harry didn’t run that much from the basilisk. Fawkes did most of the heavy lifting there. And with that in mind, there was no delay from fang-in-arm to healing-tears-from-Fawkes like there was in the movie. Movie Harry probably would’ve died from the venom. Just sayin’.
- Just want to point out- gut instinct told Harry to pierce the Riddle Diary with the basilisk fang. Watching the movie, I kept asking myself what made him do that? Other than Riddle yelling for him to stop, that is. Just curious.
Ok, as always, the book is better, read the book. That is all.