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
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.
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
Corrected entry: In the classroom scene where Professor McGonagall is discussing Chamber Of Secrets, a caged baboon is seen masturbating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
Corrected entry: Moaning Myrtle floods the bathroom in one scene by turning on the taps, but ghosts can't touch solid objects.
Corrected entry: When Harry and Ron go and see Lockhart, they get out their wands and point them at him to prevent him from doing anything to them. But seeing as they are in their 2nd year and Lockhart is a fully trained wizard, wouldn't Lockhart be able to cast a non-verbal spell on them - (non-verbal spells are taught in the 6th year).
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: On the Extras DVD, in the Chamber of Secrets Challenge, once you actually get into the Chamber, there are lots of puddles on the floor. If you look closely at the puddles, you can see the reflection of the studio lights above the set.
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?
Corrected entry: Why does Hogwarts have modern (muggle) toilets? I know that it is a main focal point for the plot, but if the school is really as old as they say, it surely wasn't built with them. They must have had some magical method of waste disposal (the 'scurgify' spell), and surely a way to create water, so why resort to installing plumbing and a (supposedly inefficient) muggle technology. They don't use electricity, Television, Internet, etc., so why plumbing?
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.
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?
Corrected entry: Look at the blood writing on the wall. Tom Riddle says that it was written by Ginny, but you can see that it's too high for her to write - we see a flashback of Ginny writing the blood on the wall, not standing on a chair and clearly not standing on a ladder.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ron & Harry notice the hallway to the girl's bathroom has been flooded, there is a depth of one inch or so of water in the hallway. When the boys step into the bathroom there is water on that floor as well, due to all the sinks overflowing with water and all the faucets turned on fully. But if you notice, there are drain grates surrounding the base of the washroom sinks extending a good 2 feet or more. There is no water coming out of these grates, indicating that the overflow hasn't reached capacity yet. If the grating is higher than the surrounding floor, and no water is exiting the grating, then it's impossible to flood the hallway. If the grating is lower than the flooded hallway, it's also impossible for the flooded section to not flow back to lower ground, namely the lower section of grating underneath the sinks.
Corrected entry: When Harry is talking to Dobby about his family; Harry is sitting on the bed and Dobby on the stall. Harry's shadow is correctly placed because he was there when filming, However Dobby's shadow (because he was computer created) is not. As Dobby is behind the lamp should his shadow be on the floor to the right of the stall? We can see it on the wall next to Harry's.
Corrected entry: After Lucius Malfoy leaves Dumbledore's office, Harry asks Dumbledore for the diary, takes off his shoe, puts the sock in the diary, put his shoe back on, ties it, and comes out of Dumbledore's office. Malfoy should have already left the building, but is only part way down the corridor.
Corrected entry: During the scene in Transfiguration classroom, the students' positions in the class are constantly changing - for example, there is a blond girl sitting in the middle of the class in one shot, then in another she is back in a corner.
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?
Corrected entry: When Dobby is hitting his head on the drawer, it shows Uncle Vernon pouring Mrs. Mason a drink, then he says 'Don't mind that it's just the cat'. It then goes back to Dobby, and the stool he is about to sit on to tell Harry not to go to school changes positions considerably from the last shot.
Corrected entry: When Dobby puts the stack of letters in his 'mark of enslavement' He pulls it back, and it disappears. From the way he did this, he would not have been able to put it in his 'mark of enslavement.'
Corrected entry: In the scene where Errol crashes into the window, ducks are visible outside. They are obviously a painted set prop, because they don't move at all.
Corrected entry: When Dobby visits Harry in the hospital, he bashes himself on the head with the bottle of Skele-Gro. Before disappearing, he puts the bottle down on the table at the foot of the bed. After he disappears and the shot changes, the bottle is back in its original place on the side-table at the head of the bed; the table at the foot of the bed is empty.
Corrected entry: When Harry, Ron & Hermione are discussing the chamber, after Harry says 'But if there really is a chamber of secrets and it really has been opened,' you can see Malfoy, Crabbe & Goyle are just about to pass the group. Then it changes angles and Hermione says 'the heir of Slytherin has returned to Hogwarts...' and it goes back to the wider angle and they're right behind them again.
Corrected entry: In the very beginning of the movie, Harry is looking through a photo album. He turns to a picture of him, Ron, and Hermione. Hermione's hair is different in this movie than in the first. In the photo, Hermione's hair is like it is in the second movie, but the picture was supposed to have been taken during the course of the first movie, in which her hair was a bit different.
Corrected entry: Harry Potter is the Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team; his sole responsibility is to get the Golden Snitch. When we first open the Quidditch scene the camera focuses on the Chasers throwing and intercepting the Quaffle around the field. When one of the Slytherin Chasers has the Quaffle, Harry is speeding right behind him and continues to pursue him as he swerves around the audience stands and other players until he stops and we see the close-up of him. Why is he pursuing a Chaser when he should be looking for the Snitch?
Corrected entry: Myrtle points to the sink where she saw the eyes of the basilisk, but she points to a different sink than the one that is the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets
Corrected entry: The chamber of secrets was created by Salazar Slytherin, some 1000 years before Riddle came to find it. Would the plumbing inside the bathroom never have been changed in 1000 years? Or were the toilets and sinks the same for 1000 years?
Corrected entry: When Professor McGonagall transfigures a bird into a goblet, you can see Harry, Ron, Hermione and others from the Gryffindor house, and Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle from Slytherin. However, after Hermione asks McGonagall about the Chamber of Secrets, she looks around the room, and we see Justin Finch-Fletchley, who is in Hufflepuff. The decision to place him there must have to do with the fact that later on in the film, he is subject to an attack from the monster within the Chamber.
Corrected entry: Before Tom Riddle came to Hogwarts the toilet was not haunted, but a normal toilet for girls. Wasn't it strange that Slytherin (the man himself) had to go to the girl's bathroom when he wanted to visit his secret chamber?
Corrected entry: In the forest scene, the flame lamp is always glowing with a different brightness. First it's very intense, and then so dim you can hardly see it.
Corrected entry: Deleted Scene UK DVD: When Ron, Harry and Hermione are discussing the diary in the hospital wing, Hermione looks at a random page in the book and says Tom's name, Ron then takes it and points at the page while trying to remember where he read the name. Trouble is, the name is not printed in the pages, but on the back cover.
Corrected entry: During the filming of The Chamber of Secrets, Emma Watson broke her wrist. You can see the cast on Emma's left arm in the scene when she, Harry, and Ron finally drink the potion. She is able to move her arm and fingers, but you can tell her mobility is stiff and limited, and the sleeve of her gown is pulled down over her hand. Earlier in the film, when she is first mixing the potion, she is not wearing the cast.
Corrected entry: During the scene when they are playing Quidditch the shadows of the goal posts keep changing direction.
Corrected entry: In the first movie, the Dursley's house is on the end of a row of houses. You can see right before they head out to the zoo that there is a house attached on the right but none attached on the left. But in the Chamber of Secrets, when the Dursley's house is shown from outside, it's in the middle of a row, with other houses attached to both sides.
Corrected entry: In the book store in Diagon Ally, when Draco comes down the stairs his neck is showing, in a later shot his neck is being coved up by a turtle neck or something.
Corrected entry: At the end of the film, in the Great Hall, the doors leading into the Hall are on the left, and the teacher's table is on the right. The camera leaves the Hall through the window, not changing angles, and where there should be more building for the doors to lead onto, there are three big windows and a drop down to the next floor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Corrected entry: During the transfiguration class, where Hermione asks McGonagall about the Chamber of Secrets, the blackboard writing behind McGonagall is reversed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Corrected entry: During the quidditch match, the first goal we see is scored by Slytherin. When they score, ALL the players come together and fly about in some sort of arrow formation. Wouldn't it have been VERY easy for the Gryffindor team to take the quaffle and score as there's no defense whatsoever?
Corrected entry: In Defence Against the Dark Arts class when the Cornish pixies are destroying the classroom, Lockhart asks Harry, Ron and Hermione to nip all the pixies back in their cage. Hermione uses 'Immobulus' then the shot goes behind Hermione and you can see Neville on the ceiling. One pixie floats towards Hermione and part of it just vanishes. Poor computer animation?
Corrected entry: When Harry Potter is writing in Tom Riddle's journal, Tom replies "No, but I will show you." The pages start to flip and stop on a blank page. A date then appears in the top right hand corner of the right hand side page as June 13th. Wouldn't all of the students have been at home that day 50 years ago? Isn't June 13th considered summer holiday?
Corrected entry: During the duelling club scene, Snape tells Lockhart that instead of disarming, he should teach the students to block unfriendly spells first. Lockart says it's an excellent idea, and Harry and Malfoy are called up. But then Lockhart still tells them to cast spells to disarm their opponent. What happened to blocking spells first?
Corrected entry: At the start of the film when we see Harry through the window, the top two drawers in the chest of drawers are closed, and the bottom one only slightly open. When Harry comes back into his room and finds Dobby, the top two drawers are open and the bottom one is open wider.
Corrected entry: In the scene with the pixies, Lockhart introduces himself at the beginning as their new DADA teacher. When he reveals the pixies in their cage, Seamus Finnegan makes an exclamation. Lockhart says, 'That's right Mr Finnegan'. Having only just introduced himself for the first time, how did he know his name?
Corrected entry: In the scene with Dumbledore and Harry after Justin and Sir Nicholas are petrified, Hagrid comes bursting in with a rooster in his hand saying he would swear Harry didn't do it. This scene only makes sense if Hagrid had met Harry in the hall just before the attack, as in the book. Clearly this scene was filmed, then dropped, as it makes no sense in the movie.
Corrected entry: During the credit roll at the end of the movie, the credits show that there were three Slytherin Beaters. There are only supposed to be two Beaters per team. We all know the Slytherins cheat, but come on...
Corrected entry: We see Ron break his wand when the car is soaring out of control into the whomping willow tree. When they've landed in the tree, Ron says "My wand, look at my wand". The tree then becomes even more violent, and Ron drops his wand, and says "what's happening". Eventually they fall out of the tree, get thrown out of the car, and it disappears into the forbidden forest. A few scenes later, Ron is trying to repair his wand with cellotape in the great hall. But at what point did he actually get his wand back? It wasn't in his hand when he was thrown out of the car, he was in too much of a panic to get it whilst in the car, and he certainly didn't venture into the forbidden forest to retrieve it afterwards.
Corrected entry: In the Scene where Vernon tells everyone what to do when the Masons arrive. When he says "And Pertunia, you will be..." you can see Vernon mouth the words when Pertunia says "I'll be in the lounge, waiting to welcome them graciously into our home."
Corrected entry: If Mr. and Mrs. Weasley are so concerned that the kids will miss the train at 11:00 since they didn't arrive at King's Cross until 10:58, why wouldn't they allow Ron and Harry to go through the platform before they do? Wouldn't they have tried to get them through first so they could get on the train?princesskelli
Corrected entry: Why would Gilderoy Lockhart use Ron's wand to cast a memory charm on Harry, the spell that backfires on him? Even if Ron's wand was intact, any wizard knows that the wand chooses the wizard not the other way around, and if you remember from the first movie, Harry caused quite a bit of destruction trying out wands that weren't made for him. Surely Lockhart shouldn't expect someone else's wand to work for him.
Corrected entry: When Harry, Ron and Hermione made the Polyjuice potion so they could get into the Slytherin house, Harry and Ron made the sleeping draught potion in the cupcakes for Crabbe and Goyle so they could lock them away and not risk running into them in the house. Hermione was going to turn herself into a Slytherin named Millicent Bulstrode before the spell went wrong, but she hadn't taken any precautions like a spell to not see her in the house. What if she ran into Millicent in the Slytherin house looking like her?princesskelli
Corrected entry: In the scene where Harry falls out of the car when they are trying to get away from the train you can see that Harry's hair is blowing in the wind. When Ron goes to grab Harry and pull him in Ron's hair does too, then when he goes back in the car his hair is still blowing even though he is in the car with the windows up.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Harry and Dobby are fighting over the lamp when Harry hears Vernon knock at his door. Do you really think that Vernon, really mad and annoyed at Harry, would patiently wait at the door while Harry got the lamp from Dobby and pushed him into the closet, to come in and threaten Harry?
Corrected entry: Fred and George Weasley are on the Quidditch team as Beaters - the players who keep bludgers from hitting their teammates. So where were they when the rogue bludger was attacking their star Seeker?
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Weasleys are rescuing Harry from the bedroom, when Harry is still in the room he is wearing pyjamas, and also when the Weasleys are pulling him in to the car, but in the next shot, when Harry is already sitting safely inside the car, he is wearing different clothes.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Corrected entry: Aragog says that he came from a distant land. How then, in the Dark Forest, did he find another spider to breed with and make all the little spiders?