Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [2002]

Now that they’re done establishing the basis of the story and its characters, we get a far more interesting plot. On the other hand, one of the new characters, house-elf “Dobby” is extremely irritating. Jar-Jar Binks irritating. Alan Rickman is still deliciously over-the-top and the addition of Kenneth Branagh as an idiotic rockstar teacher remains one of the highlights of the series. At the climax, though, there is no real threat. Everything unfolds and gets solved easily and systematically.

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