Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Corrected entry: When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are in the library, Hermione find the Polyjuice Potion 'recipe'. Hermione looks down at it and you see a shot of the page. If you pause the movie right then, you can see that it says "...Into the form of an another," when it should say "...Into the form of another." There is an extra 'an'. (00:52:40)

Correction: Seeing as it is a book, it not impossible for mistakes to accour. Even in the magical world.

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Corrected entry: In Dumbledore's office at the end of the movie. Harry says, "I couldn't help but notice certain similarities between Dumbledore and me." His mouth says "Voldemort" but on the VHS, it is dubbed over as "Dumbledore."

Correction: Harry actually says, "I couldn't help but notice certain things, certain similarities, between Tom Riddle and me." Harry says neither Voldemort nor Dumbledore.

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Corrected entry: Moaning Myrtle floods the bathroom in one scene by turning on the taps, but ghosts can't touch solid objects.

Correction: Ghosts are frequently portrayed in fiction as being able to affect the world around them to a greater or lesser extent, depending on mood, inclination and the whim of the author. Myrtle being able to do so is entirely reasonable.

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Corrected entry: Tom Riddle's writing in the diary and Hermione's writing (pipes) are exactly the same, clearly done by the same crew member. (01:28:20 - 01:53:25)

Correction: No. Look at the 'P' in Potter and the 'p' or 'P' in pipes, extremely different. All of Riddles f's, y's etc are sloped and have a quite distinct tail below the line while Hermione's p's are very upright and plain.


Corrected entry: When the flying car is about to land in front of Ron's house, we can see its shadow to the car's side (which indicates that it's morning). In the next shot, the shadow is exactly under the car (which indicates that it's noon). (00:10:40)

Correction: The car arrives during the night and the only shadows visible are those cast by the car headlights or the streetlights. There is certainly no shadow of the car which supports the submission.


Corrected entry: In the scene in the Weasley's house there is a magically spinning plate in the sink washing itself. In the shot where the boys are shown in front of the sink look carefully and you can see the axle the plate is spinning on. (00:11:10)

Correction: I've looked closely at this one. We see two shots of what is actually a frying pan, not a plate. One is a wide shot when they enter and one is a closeup when Harry looks at it. No axle is visible in either shot.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Tom Riddle is writing his name in the air using his wand, play it in slow motion and you can see some letters (Particularly the "A" in "Marvolo") are written before Tom writes it with his wand.

Correction: If you have to use slow motion to see something, it's not a mistake.

Correction: They use orange balls on sticks most of the time when doing CGI.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Wood is discussing how his team will practice harder, long, etc., he then says, "I don't believe it," as the Slytherin team comes into view. To his right while he was saying this is a huge wall and the Slytherins were coming from the right as well. How could he have seen them before he made this comment?

Correction: When Wood, Harry and the Gryffindors are walking up the exterior corridor, to their *left* there are open window-type archways, including the doorway through which they walk. It is to Wood's left that he would easily see Flint and the other Slytherins wearing their Quidditch uniforms, as they appear from their corridor (also with open archways) just as they step onto grass, across the courtyard. Once Wood walks through the doorway, he now faces towards his right to confront Flint.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry, Lockhart and Ron are in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom, when Harry opens the chamber you can see a cord pulling the top part up.

Correction: Unfortunately, whether viewing the widescreen or fullscreen DVD, or VHS, there is no cord, or rope, or even wire, visible as the top vanity is rising in the first overhead shot and the second wideshot from behind Harry, Ron, and Lockhart. In the second wideshot, the vanity rises directly in front of the large window encased in the stone wall; the lines of the stone wall may deceivingly give the appearance as if there are cords at the top of the vanity.

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Corrected entry: When Harry runs into the sealed gateway, he crashes. Then Ron comes up a couple of seconds later and crashes too. He should have seen Harry's crash and at least slow down the trolley a bit. And when he hits the gateway himself, he does a sort of flip, which looks really fake.

Correction: Ron is a lot closer to Harry than a couple of seconds. There is nothing unrealistic about Ron's inability to stop because he was too close. As to the flip looking fake he could have thrown himself into it to avoid injury, instead of being forced into it by the crash.

Corrected entry: When we see Ginny lying in the chamber of secrets and again once she has awoken she has bare legs or flesh coloured tights on. However as they fly out of the chamber, Ginny is now wearing black tights.

Correction: Ginny does not wear flesh coloured tights while in the chamber, nor does she wear black tights on her way out. Ginny wears dark grey knee high socks both in the chamber and when she hangs onto Harry's waist as Fawkes carries them all out.

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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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Question: At the end of the Chamber of Secrets, Harry gives Lucius Malfoy the diary, showing him that he knows it was him. In the Half Blood Prince we see Dumbledore at his desk mulling over Tom Riddle's destroyed diary - is this an error, or have I missed something? Was it not given back to Malfoy at the end of Chamber of Secrets?


Chosen answer: After Harry hands it to Lucius, Lucius hands it to Dobby to carry. After Dobby is freed by the hidden sock and protects Harry from Lucius, Lucius leaves it behind.

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