Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Corrected entry: If Voldemort can possess a person who is writing or having his old diary, as he did it with Ginny, I'm asking myself why didn't he just possess Harry the same way, as Harry is also writing in it. I mean, if he could control actions of Harry Potter, his biggest enemy, it would be a perfect goal for Voldemort. Voldemort is very smart and he wouldn't miss that, so it's unexplainable how Harry didn't fall into the possession of Tom Riddle.

Feather

Correction: It took Voldemort months to possess Ginny, she had been writing in that diary for months and over the time Voldemort got more and more control over her. Secondly, this is a very young version of Voldemort, one who doesn't know about Harry and his connection with him so there is no reason for him to forget about Ginny and possess Harry instead (or as well). Ginny was all he needed.

lionhead

Corrected entry: Harry and Ron are in the corridor reading the wad of paper they found on Hermione, but instead of reading a huge advantage point, 'The crow of the rooster can kill the basilisk' they only focus on the part about spiders running away from it, which they already knew, and enter the chamber rooster-less.

Correction: It is explained in the book that all the school roosters are killed by someone (Ginny) in an attempt to prevent the Basilisk from dying.

kristenlouise3

Corrected entry: In the shot where uncle Vernon falls out of Harry's window one outside shot shows his legs are almost out of the window while in the next shot they are completely in the window.

Swagrid.

Correction: He was still trying to grab Harry when Fred stepped on the gas and he got pulled a bit more out the window. By the time he let go, it was too late. Just re-watched the scene, nothing inconsistent.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Corrected entry: Ginny found Riddle's diary and she started writing in it, and slowly became possessed by him as the memory in the diary, and started writing messages on the wall, opened the chamber, etc. But at some point, she realized that she was doing wrong things and threw the diary in the bathroom, and Harry found it a few days later. But if she didn't possess the diary anymore, she wouldn't be possessed by Voldemort anymore, so it's a big mistake that she smashed the Gryffindor dorm room to find the diary. Why would she try to find something that she was trying to get rid of? Riddle couldn't order her to do it because he possessed her through the diary, and she didn't write in it or even have it any more.

Feather

Correction: As described in more detail in the book, Ginny smashed up Harry's dormitory searching for the diary because after learning Harry had it, she was afraid Riddle would repeat the secrets she had confided in him to Harry, and expose her as the one who opened the Chamber.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Dursleys are talking to the guests, they can hear Dobby bashing his own head, but when Harry and Dobby run down the stairs, they make an incredible amount of noise, which apparently can't be heard.

Correction: How do you know it can't be heard? Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia are trying to impress their dinner guests and they are doing their best to pretend that everything is "normal."

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: In the classroom scene where Professor McGonagall is discussing Chamber Of Secrets, a caged baboon is seen masturbating. (00:48:10)

Correction: Coincidence as the directors cannot control animals like that. This is not trivia.

kristenlouise3

Corrected entry: During the Herbology lesson with the mandrakes, Professor Sprout issues the class earmuffs, obviously to block out the screams that would follow. In order to do so, the earmuffs must block out all sound entirely, lest they all pass out, assuming the slightest sound from the mandrake causes ill effects. The plot hole is with the earmuffs. When the first mandrake is pulled, the rest of the class quickly press their earmuffs tightly over their ears. This action (and their faces) show they can hear the screams to an uncomfortable level. A moment later, Neville faints but more or less out of fright. Sprout states afterward that he's neglected his earmuffs, Seamus then replies that he's just fainted. Seamus heard what Sprout had said, given he had the earmuffs on and the distance between he and the teacher. They all should have fainted after Sprout pulled the first mandrake (this can also be said for after they all pulled up some 10 or so afterwards) as they could all hear the cry through their earmuffs.

Correction: These are only juvenile mandrakes (in the book they suffer from acne and misbehave), and their screams are much less powerful than fully-grown plants, which the students probably would not be allowed to get near. (It is mentioned that these plants have to be mature before they can be used for the petrified antidote, and it's never stated that their screams must be completely blocked out, only that ear protection is needed.) Therefore, the students only need to wear the ear muffs to deaden the sound, not entirely eliminate it, allowing them to hear Professor Sprout speak. As you pointed out, Neville did not faint from the sound.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: When Harry and Ron finish talking with Aragog, you see all the spiders coming down. You can plainly tell that they're just puppets being lowered by strings, especially the one near Ron's left shoulder.

Correction: The spiders' legs move and the walk after making it to the ground. Seems more CGI to me, but they move in a way that a string cannot do.

brassmaster

Corrected entry: In the forest, Aragog says he has never seen any of the castle except the box he was kept in, but during the memory Tom Riddle casts a spell, and Aragog falls out of the box and leaves the room, indicating that he has seen other areas of the castle.

Correction: He ran off and left the castle, he did not explore the castle.

Corrected entry: When Harry arrives at the Weasley's we see the clock that shows where everyone is. We see the twins' and Ron's picture moving to show they're home, but no-one else's picture is in the same place. Shortly afterwards we see that everyone else is already home, except Mr. Weasley. (00:11:15)

Correction: In the close-up, Molly, Ginny and Percy's picture hands are pointing toward the Burrow's garden, so I don't understand why you say "no-one else's picture is in the same place". Then, "shortly afterward" of course they are at home, they were only right outside. And then Mr. Weasley arrives home. Where's the mistake?

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene when Harry first comes to the burrow, there is a shot where Harry is examining the clock. It has Mr. Weasley at quittich, but later on he comes home from work. Also, it says Mrs. Weasley and Ginny are in the garden, but later on Ginny comes down from upstairs. Persy is said to be in the garden. (00:11:15)

Correction: In the close-up of the Burrow's clock, the hands show Ginny, Percy and Molly in the garden, and Arthur's hand points to Quidditch. BUT, it isn't until "later on", when the boys have been seated for breakfast, that we see Ginny come downstairs and Arthur come home. We don't have to see every action on screen, to draw logical conclusions. Just as Harry walks away towards the knitting needles, the clock hands would simply change showing Molly AND Ginny 'home' - but we just don't see it, but we see Molly soon appear, so we know it happened. Coming in from the garden, Ginny would have used the back steps to go straight upstairs (therefore not know Harry is in their house), before her mother confronts the boys about their overnight excursion, so later on, when the boys are seated at the kitchen table, Ginny comes down to ask about her jumper. Now regarding Arthur, when he walks in he states that there were nine raids at work that day, so obviously yes, he was at work. But, the hand pointed to Quidditch EARLIER because he could have been at/near a Quidditch practice/match for the last of those raids for "misuse of Muggle artifacts" and stayed a bit to watch a game, or after work he simply apparated to some Quidditch practice/match going on, just before heading home. There is no mistake.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Ron and Harry are flying into the Whomping Willow Tree, Ron tries to stop the car by banging the steering wheel and yelling stop. His wand breaks, but from the way he was hitting the wheel, it should have snapped the other way. (00:26:40)

Correction: Ron's wand snaps into two separate pieces, which are still held together by its center core. It did not partially snap in any specific direction from the impact of the steering wheel, it simply snapped completely apart. There is no error here.

Corrected entry: When Harry is entering the book shop where Lockheart is, his hair is messily across his forehead. When it comes time for Lockheart to recognize him, his hair is now neatly swept to either side to show his scar. (00:18:40)

Correction: When Harry walks into Flourish and Blotts with Hermione, and when he stands in line with the Weasleys, his hair is parted directly over the scar, not just when Lockheart spots him.

Corrected entry: In the shot where Dobby tells Harry he must punish himself, you can see a sweater on the end of the bed, next to where Harry sits. In earlier shots, the end of the bed had no sweater on it. (00:04:45)

Correction: From the moment Harry walks into his bedroom and Dobby bows to him, to the moment Harry tries to catch Dobby, who holds Harry's letters, there is a striped sweater/shirt lying near the edge of Harry's bed, near the wardrobe. Seen on fullscreen and widescreen DVDs.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: In the shot when Dobby is punishing himself after agreeing with Harry about not meeting many decent wizards, Dobby begins hitting his head against Harry's drawers. You can see in the upper left corner a piece of clothing hanging out, and in the lower right corner a green piece of clothing. In the next shot, the green clothing is gone, but reappears again in the following shot. (00:04:15)

Correction: The green piece of clothing that hangs out the right corner, of the bottom drawer (there are five drawers), is in every single shot where that corner is visible, during the entire scene in Harry's bedroom, in both the widescreen and fullscreen DVDs.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Dobby is in Harry's room in the beginning of the movie he punishes himself by hitting his head into something. First it is a wardrobe and in the next shot it is a chest of drawers.

Correction: Dobby only bangs his head into the chest of five drawers and later, the lamp. Dobby never bangs his head into the wardrobe, Harry simply tosses Dobby in there when he hears Vernon coming.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Ron and the Weasley twins go to pick up Harry, it is in the middle of the night, and Harry is in his night clothes. When they get to the burrow, Harry is fully dressed. (00:11:50)

Correction: Harry is fully dressed when he gets into the flying Ford Anglia.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: In the shot where Dobby is coming out of Harry's wardrobe, he has a sock on his ear. At Dobby's height, he was standing with Harry's shirt. His ear would not have come in contact with a sock. (00:06:15)

Correction: First it's pretty well demonstrated that Harry is messy. There's no telling where that sock was. Second, Dobby is enamored with Harry and was shut in his wardrobe. It's exceedingly likely Dobby was rummaging through it just to see the things that belong to the great Harry Potter.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The actress who played Gryffindor chaser Alicia Spinnet in the first Harry Potter movie (Leilah Sutherland) isn't the same actress in the second movie. She was played by Rochelle Douglas as indicated in the ending credits. If you pay attention and look closely, you'll be able to spot some differences in appearance.

Correction: Actors not sticking around for a sequel is not trivia.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: When the teachers gather to hear Professor McGonagall say Ginny has been taken into the Chamber, Harry and Ron are hiding behind them. The teachers are gaping at the message written on the wall. The way the teachers are positioned makes it possible for Ron and Harry to see the message. But when the teachers leave, they act as if it is the first time they've seen it; Ron even reads it aloud.

Correction: They may have seen the message, but they had no idea who it was that had been taken until Professor McGonagall said so. The part they were acting surprised at was Ginny, not the message. Ron read it in disbelief.

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