Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Corrected entry: When harry sticks the sword into the basilisk's mouth, its fangs don't touch Harry's arm, but next scene he's wounded. (02:13:50)

Correction: The fang went into Harry's arm because of the way he pulled the sword out, rather than the way he stuck it in.

Corrected entry: in the scene where the pixies are attacking Lockhart's class, the pixies fly out of the cage and towards Hermione who knocks her books off her desk in order to make it appear like the devilishly tricky little blighter's had done it. However it's obvious that she's the culprit. (00:35:10)

Correction: She panicked and knocked her books over, it was actually scripted like that.

Corrected entry: Harry loses his grip when he falls out of the Anglia, and regains it in the next shot.

Correction: Although it may seem that Harry loses his grip, he doesn't. The Anglia has a longer grip area, that also angles down toward the open end of the door. As Harry falls out, he grasps the middle of the grip, then slips down the rest of the grip, making it appear that he has lost his grip and then regained it. He hand never loses contact though.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they're interrogating Malfoy, before Malfoy walks to the table and talks about the chamber, Malfoy's couch and Ron and Harry's (or Crabbe and Goyle's) get closer and further away from each other. Take when Malfoy says, "Dumbledore was the worst headmaster..." and Harry (or Goyle) say,"You're wrong," Malfoy just has to stand up to be in front of him and in other shots he about two metres away from them and there's a table in between.

Correction: It's a question of camera angles. The coffee table it there the entire time, but the way some of the shots were done make it appear that Draco is closer, or further away, than in other shots.

Corrected entry: When Harry arrives at The Burrow for the first time, there is a grandfather clock that shows the location of all the Weasleys. Ron, Fred and George move from "lost" to "home" for some reason, even though they were never lost. Also, Bill (the oldest Weasley brother) moves from "prison" to something else.

Correction: They may have known where they were, but they were lost to the rest of the world.

Corrected entry: When Lockhart is trying to escape from Hogwarts, he reveals he is good at memory charms and is going to have to do the same to them, he walks past a mirror. But the picture on the mirror doesn't match where he actually is. And when he picks up his wand, he's not in front of the mirror, yet it still shows him nearly fully.

Correction: The mirror is placed relatively high so it has been angled downward, that's all. Lockhart would hardly place a mirror somewhere where it would only show himself the top of his head. That angling makes it so that his reflection appears quite nicely in the center of the mirror ar the moment when he turns around to try his little memory charm.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Hagrid comes back from Azkaban, Colin Creevey is sitting at the wrong table. Harry, Ron and Hermione are sat at one table, and he is sitting on another table, even though he is a Gryffindor and should be sat with them.

Correction: When the entire scene is examined, you will see Colin is seated to Harry's left. When Hagrid is talking to the trio, he is standing in front of Ron, with Harry to his left and Hermione on his right. Harry is angled to the table causing Colin to be at his back. Colin appears to be further away then he really is due to the telephoto lens effect.

Corrected entry: When Harry is buying his wand in Olivanders you can see his wand is wooden. But in his second year when he's dueling Draco his wand is black and smooth.

Correction: When he bought it the wand was the same but the lighting makes it look more like wood.

Corrected entry: When Harry and the Quidditch team are confronted with the Slytherin team Harry was able to see Draco quite a few times, so why was he so surprised to see him?

Correction: Harry could have easily just not seen him, Malfoy is a lot shorter than than his fellow team members and he was in the middle of the group while they were walking.

Corrected entry: In the whomping willow scene Harry and Ron are ejected from the car and Hedwig is in her cage on the backseat but when Hedwig and Scabbers are ejected from the car they are both thrown from the front seat.

Correction: The car in question has only two doors therefore the only way for Hedwig and Scabbers to exit is through the front doors. In the same scene you can see the front seats swivel and move to eject them, as this is the case then you can assume that the back seats move too and pushed the cages into the front before they were ejected.

Corrected entry: During the Quidditch match, the "Rogue Bludger" nearly hits Harry for the first time and one of the players says, "Watch yourself Harry." This player is Oliver Wood who is the Keeper on the team or the one who guards the three hoops from getting scored on. Potter was in the middle of the field after missing that Bludger not at the end where the hoops are located so what the heck is Oliver doing in the middle of the field? No wonder Slytherin was in the lead. (00:54:30)

Correction: Wood could have been near Harry for any number of reasons, he could have left the goal area to check on Harry (which is allowed by the rules, other players cannot ENTER the goal area). Slytherin's Beaters could have chased Wood out of the goal area to give their Chasers a clear shot. But also Wood was not exactly able to touch Harry, he shouted a little bit away from Harry was at the time of the attack.

Corrected entry: In the shot after the cave-in when Harry opens the hatch with the snakes on it, look at the back of the hatch. It is made with riveted metal. Unless Voldemort re-did the chamber recently why would Salazar Slytherin make the chamber door with riveted metal over a thousand years ago when it wasn't even invented yet? (02:03:50)

Correction: Salazar Slytherin is a wizard, he could have made the door however he wanted with magic.

Corrected entry: Right after Harry stabs the Baslik it swings around in the chamber before falling down. When it is swinging around in the background you can see Ginny laying on the ground but Tom Riddle isn't anywhere around. In the next shot he is standing right next to Ginny.

Correction: Ginny is lying on the ground and Riddle is in the background beyond her by about ten feet. There is a closeup on Riddle's face after the basilisk falls, and when we see him next several seconds later he is moving toward Ginny opposite Harry. He had plenty of time to move from his position during the fight to Ginny's side.


Corrected entry: During the transfiguration class, where Hermione asks McGonagall about the Chamber of Secrets, the blackboard writing behind McGonagall is reversed. (00:46:20)

Correction: There are two mirror-image blackboards in the room. The one on the left side has the text running the right way. The one on the right side of the room, which Professor McGonagall is standing in front of here, is completely in reverse; text, pictures and all. As the scene opens, a shot of the entire classroom is seen, and it is clear that they are two separate blackboards. It looks funny, but it's not a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Harry and Ron get out of the Dark Forest, Harry shuts his door. In the next shot the car starts up and his door gets shut by the car.

Correction: Harry doesn't actually close the door: he rests his hand on it as he climbs out of the car, but he never puts much force on it and we don't hear the door shut.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry is in the hospital wing and he is talking to Dobby, he has his bedside light on. He soon hears the teachers bringing in Colin Creevey petrified and Dobby disappears. In this shot, the light is on, but in the shot when Harry is in bed, the light has just mysteriously turned off.

Correction: As the teachers walk through the door, Harry is lying on the bed with the light on, but the light does not fall on his face. The later shot is a closeup on Harry's face, with the light still not falling on it. No inconsistency.


Corrected entry: When Harry Ron & Hermione are at the end of year feast, Hagrid bursts into the hall leaving the door open behind him. Then, when all the children are around him the doors are closed. In the next shot, they have opened again.

Correction: In this shot, before the doors are shown open again, the background is the side of the dining hall, not the back. What appears to be closed wooden double doors is a wall decoration.


Corrected entry: In the dueling scene, the first spell is performed on Harry. He flips through the air, but when he lands, he lands a different way than he should according to the way he was flipping.


Correction: Malfoy hits him in the chest slightly off-center, which blasts Harry up and into a backflip with a slight turn to the left. He flips backwards twice, then lands on his left side. When he sits up, he is leaning on his left side. Nothing unusual here.


Corrected entry: In the first film, during the quidditch scene, Hogwarts can be seen in the background, across the lake (it can easily be seen after Harry almost falls off his broom). But in this movie, Hogwarts is right next to the field.

Correction: They moved the quidditch field. It does not have to be in the same place every year.

Corrected entry: Harry's arm guard comes off after it is hit with the bludger during the Quidditch scene. When he catches the snitch and falls, it is still on. When he is on the ground, it's gone again.

Correction: Harry loses his right arm guard to the bludger. He then catches the Snitch with his left hand and falls. The missing guard never reappears, though Harry does have a dark leather glove that extends up his wrist to his robe.


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Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the scene near the end of the movie with Lucius Malfoy fuming at Dumbledore in his office, Malfoy's hair is fanned back behind his shoulders. The lighting in the room illuminates the back of his neck, where you can see his real, short brown hair. (02:22:05)

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Question: Considering how big the Basilisk is, how is it able to travel through the pipes in Hogwarts since so many of them are small?

Answer: It was traveling through the pipes that it could fit into.

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So how was it able to get into the girls restroom and kill Moaning Myrtle many years ago? All of those pipes in the restroom aren't large enough.

The girls' bathroom is the entrance to the chamber of secrets. She was in there when Tom Riddle opened it and let the snake out.


Answer: Perhaps the basilisk is a magical creature and can change size at any given time to fit into those tiny pipes.

Yes like the Occamy in fantastic beasts and where to find them.

Answer: The tunnel that leads into the Chamber of Secrets is really big. The basilisk could have made its way up into it.

Yes but the general pipes in the castle are not that size. The entrance tunnel was that big for a reason.

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