Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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.

Phoenix

Corrected entry: Harry sees Lucius Malfoy put the diary in Ginny's cauldron in the beginning of the film. How come he never remembers it until the very end of the film? If he remembered, he would know who had searched his dormitory and a little about the diary.

sdgirl98

Correction: Harry didn't realize that Lucius Malfoy put the diary into the cauldron until the end of the movie. This is when he started to put two and two together, and realized that Ginny must have gotten the diary when Lucius slipped it into her cauldron. It's a deduction, not a memory.

ACertainShadeofGreen

Corrected entry: In the first film, when they performed the spell "Windgardium Leviosa" they had to hold up your wand to keep the spell occurring. In this film they only have to say the spell but did not have to hold up their wands. You can tell from the feather levitating in the last film and the cupcake levitating in this film.

sdgirl98

Correction: In the first film, they were learning the spell and how to control it. In the second one, they probably had mastered the whole technique, and didn't need the "added support" of the wand.

Sereenie

Corrected entry: When Harry finds the final entrance to the Chamber Of Secrets, you see a round door. This door is held closed by somewhere around five serpents which go off the edge of the door and onto the wall. therefore if you were to push the door they would keep the door from opening. There is one problem though, the door opens outwards and therefore the snakes do nothing to stop the door from opening. Since there are no snakes that act as locks on the inside of the door, the entrance apparantly was never really locked.

Correction: Each snake has it's nose inserted under an iron loop that is attatched to the wall. As the door is opening, there is a close up of the door and one of the loops can be seen.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene near the end of the film where Harry tricks Lucius Malfoy into freeing Dobby, Malfoy is understandably enraged. He pulls out his wand and snarls "You've lost me my servant, boy." and then begins to shout "Avada....." before Dobby interrupts with "You shall not harm Harry Potter." Readers of the books will recognize this as the first word of "Avada Kedavra", the Unforgivable Curse which results in the instant death of the victim. An interesting way to show just how angry Malfoy was. It was also quite reckless. If anyone found out he did it, he would spend the rest of his life in Azkaban (until Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix anyway) if it was ever discovered he did it. And of course Dobby would have been a witness, unless Lucius killed him too. DVD subtitles actually show that he is starting to say "Vera-", but that doesn't match his mouth movements.

Phil C.

Correction: On the contrary, his mouth does match the words if he was rolling his "r" in the word "vera-" as I suspect.

Corrected entry: In Harry's room, there is a stool. When he talks to Dobby, the leather is blue. When Dobby goes to sit on it, it is black.

Correction: The reason the leather on the stool seems black when Dobby sits on it is because Dobby casts a shadow on it.

Corrected entry: You can see the wig line of Lucious Malfoy right before he steps into Hagrid's house, when they are coming to take Hagrid away.

Correction: Lucius Malfoy's hair is actually a white weave into the actor's naturally dark hair color (not a wig) and can be seen through the entire movie. A light weave into dark hair is the hardest to cover up.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry falls out of the flying car, you can see several items on the dashboard. None of the item move at all. They just stay glued to the spot.

Correction: It could be that Mr. Weasley used a sticking charm on those items so that they wouldn't move around if the car made a sharp turn or something.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Harry is in the memory of Tom Riddle, he has got a shadow. But in fact, he isn't "really" in that place, it is just a memory.

Correction: Only Harry himself, and the audience, can see it. Using the same logic we shouldn't have been able to see him. If he isn't there to block light how can he be there to reflect it.

Corrected entry: When Fawkes flew to Ginny and Harry after Harry told Ginny to follow the chamber out, notice that the dead basilisk is not there anymore. However, in the next scene, it reappears. (02:16:47)

Correction: The Basilisk lies dead in the water with its head on the stone floor the entire time. The Basilisk head is to the right of the huge head statue and the snake can be seen behind Harry when the shot faces him.

Corrected entry: At the end, Harry tells Dumbledore that he asked the Sorting Hat to be in Gryffindor, but he didn't: he asked not to be in Slytherin.

Correction: We can go back and watch the first movie any time we want, so Harry might not remember his Sorting as well as we do. It was two years ago and he only experienced it once.

Corrected entry: As Harry's being chased by the rogue bludger, Ron says 'I'll stop it' and as Hermione says 'no, its too risky, you could hit Harry' the boy behind her mouthes her words.

Correction: No he doesn't, he simply opens his mouth, it looks like to lick his lips.

ACertainShadeofGreen

Corrected entry: When Colin Creevey first takes a picture of Harry, right after the flash, look at the students behind Harry. Colin then introduces himself. Look behind Harry again - there are different and more students.

Correction: If you watch when the camera first swings into the scene, you can see all the students behind Harry and Ron. so it's not actually different students, it's just that the angle of the camera is different each time they go to Harry.

Corrected entry: Hermione says they will violate about 50 school rules by making Polyjuice Potion. When it turns her into a cat/human, she has to go to the infirmary and later Harry and Ron say she will be fine in a few days. Didn't she at least get detention for doing something so against the rules? I would think Hermione getting detention would be big news considering her goody goody brainy reputation.

Grumpy Scot

Correction: Her embarrassing predicament might well be considered punishment enough. Plus there's not necessarily any evidence she was trying to make polyjuice potion - it could have been some sort of permitted animal transformation spell.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Weasleys rescued Harry from Privet Drive, it showed him taking his trunk, and owl. The broom was not in his room, or packed in the car. Later when the boys arrived at school, the car ejected its contents before leaving the Hogwart's grounds, the broom was still missing. But Harry had the broom when he was playing Quittich. Seems doubtful he left his personal property at school over the summer.

Correction: The broom was in his trunk. As we find out in book 3, Harry's Firebolt was kept locked in his trunk before the Gryffindor/Slytherin Quidditch match for safety, therefore the trunks must be large enough to contain a broomstick.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry is in the hospital trying to regrow the bones in his arm, he hears someone coming and jumps on the bed. However, in the next scene, he is covered with the blanket, even though he did not move or change position.

Correction: When Harry jumps on the bed, he grabs the blanket and starts pulling it over him. In the cut to the next shot he would have had enough time to pull it up a bit more, and it never completely covers him.

Corrected entry: In the game of Quidditch, the bludger is smashing through all of the solid oak beams around the stadium, but when it hits Harry it only breaks his arm. Surely it should have smashed all his bones in his chest and arms with the speed it's going at.

Correction: No because remember, Dobby is controlling the Bludger, he just wants Harry to leave Hogwarts, not be severely injured or killed.

Grumpy Scot

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.

sdgirl98

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.

tromatic

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Hagrid comes back, the camera starts going up and you can see that Hagrid is the same height as other teachers standing near doors.

Correction: Filch is the only person standing near the doors. In all shots showing Filch Hagrid is obviously much taller. Also, all of the teachers are seated at the front of the Great Hall.

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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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Uncle Vernon: And Dudley, you will be?
Dudley Dursley: I'll be waiting to open the door.
Uncle Vernon: Excellent. And you?
Harry: I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don't exist.

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Trivia: In the scene where Harry and Malfoy are flying on their brooms, there's a shot where Colin takes a picture. Listen to the music right after that. The music is the same music used in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones during the chase scene on Coruscant (John Williams did the music for this film and all the Star Wars films).

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