Join me for the second leap into fantastic adventures of puddles of water and CGI spiders and cars that act silly as I watch and comment on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I like this film second or third best of the series, but that doesn’t mean I cut it any slack. (Actually, I think I cut it slack on at least two occasions.)
I again analyze the plot and compare it to myths and folklore. I admire the structure and pacing. I wonder why muggles seem to see only what is convenient to the story, why no one in a whole month bothers to ask Myrtle how and when she died, and why NO ADULTS ARE INVESTIGATING THESE TERRIFYING EVENTS.
It has only just occurred to me that Voldemort should really be “Voldemorthas” or something, because surely Tom Riddle’s real full name is THOMAS Marvolo Riddle, which leaves HAS left over after you rearrange it to “I AM LORD VOLDEMORT”.
I’m watching the standard-edition Blu-ray. Start the film right as the Warner Brothers logo zooms by, on the countdown.