The Chamber of Secrets has been opened at long last! Lessons learned since the 1st film! Clearly this film was edited at script stage rather than the cutting room floor stage! This story reads as film narrative, rather than a book illustration, which was the big mistake of the 1st film. Anyone can watch this film and follow it without knowing the book.
Cinema audience were shouting with laughter! The last hour is scary, wand dropping tension. The problem is: how do we convince muggles put-off by the 1st film to go see this one? Why should they give this one a chance? Answer: If you know someone who likes Fun, make them see this film! Acting, despite the fabulous performances by all the adults, it is about enjoying the overall effect of the film, this being to give the viewer a long lasting buzz.