Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Corrected entry: In the scene where the pixies are let lose in their first Defense Against the Dark Arts class, the pixies make a disaster of the classroom, yet when Professor Lockhart runs out and tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione to take care of the rest, Hermione freezes the whole lot of them with one simple spell. Couldn't she have performed this spell when the professor first released the pixies and saved the class a lot of trouble?

Correction: Hermione, when Professor Lockhart lets the pixies free, still thinks that he has everything under control, and therefore would not want to disrupt the whole lesson by freezing the pixies.

Corrected entry: When the rogue bludger was following Harry in the Quidditch match, it went right through a tall stand from the back to the front. When the hole showed up, it was on the side.

Correction: It was actually the side view, it just looks like it came through the front of the stand because it was on a close up shot.

Corrected entry: If you notice the scene where the trio is sitting in the library after the Duelling Club incident, Justin Finch-Fletchley is in there (he is sitting with a group of Hufflepuffs glaring at Harry). However, in the next scene he is petrified in the hallway Harry is going down.

Correction: It isn't Justin Finch-Fletchley who is in the library. That boy is Ernie Mac Millian but he and Justin look a bit alike.

Corrected entry: During the final moments in the Chamber, Harry overcomes Tom Riddle (Voldemort) when putting the Basilisk tooth through the diary. If you watch carefully, you will notice that Harry is keeping his right arm idle, as it has also been posioned by the tooth. He keeps striking the diary and finally closes it for one final attack on the cover. Right before he closes it, you see his left hand still poised in the air with the tooth, but as they cut to the closing of the book right away, they show Harry's left hand closing the book with no sign of the tooth. Now they cut back to Harry's face and his left arm is still up holding the tooth.

Correction: Actually, just before the closeup of Harry closing the diary,(with the tooth in the left hand) the shot of Harry doesn't show his arm. But looking at the position of his shoulder, his arm is down. Then comes the closeup of Harry's left hand (HOLDING THE TOOTH) closing the book. The next scene show Harry raising his left arm, with the tooth still in hand, and stabbing the diary.

Corrected entry: When Harry is talking with Dumbledore in his office after coming out of the Chamber of Secrets, the camera moves from Harry, past a pillar, and to Dumbledore. Footsteps are clearly heard, but neither Harry nor Dumbledore are walking.

Correction: The footsteps you hear are from Lucius Malfoy who is shortly about to arrive in Dumbledore's office.

Corrected entry: The professors at Hogwarts tell the students that they have extensively checked the entire school and can find no trace of the Chamber of Secrets. The Chamber turns out to be an auditorium-sized room under the school connected to hundreds of yards of underground tunnels. The friendly ghosts that can fly through walls should have been able to find it in a few seconds.

Correction: The ghosts might not be able to enter the room because it is magically hidden. They might been "deluded" thinking it is just another piece of rock, just as the Muggles see Hogwarts as a ruin.

Corrected entry: When McGonnagal is telling the class of the Chamber, she says no such Chamber has been found. Well, how could she say that when Hagrid got expelled from school for opening it fifty years ago and Tom Riddle got a special reward for finding the person who opened it?

Correction: She's lying, either to keep the kids from being scared or to keep them from trying to find the chamber themselves. She's probably also trying to protect the school's reputation.

Corrected entry: When Ron and Harry change into Crabbe and Goyle they go to the Slytherin common room. To get into Slytherin house they would need to know the password, but no one knows the other houses' passwords, so how did they get in?

Correction: After they change into Crabbe and Goyle, they meet up with Draco in the corridor, then go to the common room. Of course Draco knows the Slytherin password, allowing Harry and Ron to get in disguised as Crabbe and Goyle.

Corrected entry: When Harry first meets Dobby, Dobby is bouncing on the bed. There is a bulletin board of some kind with a Gryffindor flag thing on it. A couple of minutes later, the flaggy thing is still there, but the board itself is gone.

Correction: The Gryffindor flag is pinned onto the wall, not the bulletin board. The bulletin board is in fact several inches to the right of the flag. When there is a wideshot of Dobby both the flag and the bulletin board can be seen. When there is a close-up of Dobby only the flag can be seen, naturally as the flag was never on the board in the first place.

Corrected entry: This takes place when Harry is writing in Tom Riddle's diary. Each time Harry writes, Tom's reply waits until Harry's writing has completly soaked into the paper. However, when he asks Tom if he knows anything about the Chamber of Secrets, Harry's entry is still soaking into the paper when Tom begins responding. Tom's reply is too long for him to write in the little time that he had to read Harry's question and write back.

Correction: Tom Riddle's penmanship is also extremely tidy...which leads me to believe that the dark wizard wasn't physically 'writing' the words, merely willing them to exist instantly, thus defeating the need of lag time in which to write them, no matter how long the phrases actually are. Waiting for Harry's ink to completely soak in is probably only a courtesy.

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: The basilisk is supposed to be moving through the plumbing, but when it petrifies people it's in a room or hallway. How does it get out of the plumbing and into the room? It's too big to fit through a tap, drain or toilet. If it has to knock a hole in the pipes and walls to get out, surely someone would have noticed gaping holes everywhere?

Correction: It is a magical beast controlled by the 2nd most powerful wizard in the world. Maybe Voldemort shrunk it before he sent it out to hunt.


Corrected entry: At the end of the film, Dumbledore says that "all exams have been cancelled". What about pupils taking their final exams in 5th and 7th year?

Correction: The exams would have been taken at a later date.

Or they weren't included in his statement. A highschool principal can cancel all school level tests but doesn't have the authority to cancel state level standardized tests.

Corrected entry: At first in the movie, Harry, Ron, and Hermione all think Lucius Malfoy opened the Chamber of Secrets 50 years earlier. They all saw him in the bookshop, you think they could tell that he wasn't about 65 years old.


Correction: They don't find out the Chamber of Secrets was opened 50 years ago until Harry reads the diary, and they don't suspect Lucius after that.

Correction: Wizards show their age at a much slower rate than normal. It is entirely possible that Lucius Malfoy is much older than 65, and all three characters would have known this.


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.


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Visible crew/equipment: In the dueling scene, when Snape pulls Malfoy back onto his feet, a cameraman is visible kneeling down on the far left of the screen. (01:07:46 - 01:20:00)

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Trivia: When Hagrid is welcomed back to Hogwarts and everyone stands up and applauds, Vincent Crabbe also stands up and starts to applaud as well. This wasn't in the script and Tom Felton, staying in character, quickly grabbed Jamie and pulled him back down.

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Question: Does any one know the Japanese golfer joke Uncle Vernon was telling at the beginning of the movie?

Answer: The joke goes like this, "A California business man, while in Japan for some business meetings and a few rounds of golf, arrived in Tokyo a day earlier than expected. Feeling lonely that evening, he employed the services of a beautiful young Japanese girl to be his companion for the evening. Although the Japanese girl spoke very little English and the businessman spoke no Japanese, their passion roared and in the heat of the moment she began yelling "Machigatta ana. Machigatta ana" Hearing this, the Californian believed he had pleased his female Japanese friend and soon afterwards went to sleep. The next day while playing golf with his Japanese business colleague, his Japanese partner holed his shot from 170 yards away. Wanting to impress his friend, the Californian began yelling, "Machigatta ana!" The Japanese business man turned to the Californian and with a confused look on his face asked, "What do you mean wrong hole?"

Answer: The punchline is actually quite vulgar, but you can read a copy of the joke at http://www.sugarquill.net/forum/index.php?s=1a43217a81cc245555ad6ac82d3bcc5b&showtopic=6214&view=findpost&p=225388

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