History YMMV / HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets

9th Sep '16 12:36:10 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Sadly film critics other than Creator/RogerEbert talk down to this film for taking a slow paced, AdaptationDistillation approach like the first film. After the third film came out and the tone of the film series changed profoundly, only purists mention this one. The book is also given very similar treatment.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Sadly Many film critics other than Creator/RogerEbert talk down to this film for taking a slow paced, slow-paced, AdaptationDistillation approach like the first film. After the third film came out and the tone of the film series changed profoundly, it's common for only purists to mention this one. The book is also given very similar treatment.
8th Jun '16 8:34:55 PM StormKensho
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the film, when Harry wields the Sword of Gryffindor against the basilisk, there are several points where one can tell that Radcliffe was not wielding a sword so much as a ball-pointed prop.
1st Jun '16 12:49:27 AM KnownUnknown
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** The car driving itself during the spider scene.
** Hermione's Polyjuice Potion accident. Seriously, it's a bizarre incident that comes out of nowhere, it has nothing to do with the overall story, it has no real impact on the overall story, it adds nothing to the overall story or the characters, the fact that it takes so long to fix when considerably more fatal accidents are laughed off and fixed with relative ease just makes the health care of the wizarding world look ridiculous, etc.
** Until ''Half-Blood Prince'' came out, this book was saddled with the reputation of being an altogether irrelevant episode.
25th Apr '16 4:42:27 AM Aruu
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Peeves accusing Harry of killing students? Not funny. ''In song?'' Hilarious.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Peeves accusing Harry of killing students? Not funny. ''In song?'' Hilarious. Especially when he adds a ''dance routine''.
11th Apr '16 1:57:49 PM theenglishman
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* HarsherInHindsight: The story behind [[spoiler:Hagrid's expulsion from Hogwarts]] has become even more disturbing now that it's been revealed that something very similar happened to [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Newt Scamander]]. Even if one were to accept that [[spoiler:no one believed in the legend of the Chamber of Secrets, how could you expect anyone who didn't know the real story to feel sympathy for Hagrid after the second monster attack in living memory - and this time it was actually deadly?]]
21st Mar '16 1:22:38 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* AccidentialInnuendo: "''Too true'', muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"

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* AccidentialInnuendo: AccidentalInnuendo: "''Too true'', muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Although [[spoiler: Gilderoy Lockhart's memory being wiped]] is sort of PlayedForLaughs, it becomes horrifying when we see him again in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 5]] in the [[spoiler: Spell Damage Ward at St. Mungo's.]] Also interesting, considering that the memory charms that Gilderoy Lockhart put on the people who actually did the deeds he claims he did are decidedly ''not'' played for laughs.



* HarsherInHindsight: Although [[spoiler: Gilderoy Lockhart's memory being wiped]] is sort of PlayedForLaughs, it becomes horrifying when we see him again in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 5]] in the [[spoiler: Spell Damage Ward at St. Mungo's.]] Also interesting, considering that the memory charms that Gilderoy Lockhart put on the people who actually did the deeds he claims he did are decidedly ''not'' played for laughs.


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** TheReveal that Lockhart's "memoirs" are full of bullshit. Within ten years of the release of the book, similar reveals occurred regarding two memoirs (''A Million Little Pieces'' by James Frey and ''Love and Consequences'' by Margaret Seltzer) that Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17003_the-5-most-ridiculous-lies-ever-published-as-non-fiction.html has summarized as]] "lame-ass white kid wants to be a stone-cold criminal." In fact, Margaret Seltzer claimed to have used Lockhart's method of taking other people's life stories and passing them off as her own. A little after that, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_at_the_Fence a Holocaust memoir]] was revealed to have been forged, but that arguably falls under HarsherInHindsight or FunnyAneurysmMoment.
19th Mar '16 4:41:24 PM ironicusername
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* AccidentialInnuendo: "''Too true''", muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"

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* AccidentialInnuendo: "''Too true''", true'', muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"
19th Mar '16 4:40:56 PM ironicusername
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* AccidentialInnuendo: "''Too true'' muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"

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* AccidentialInnuendo: "''Too true'' true''", muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"
19th Mar '16 4:40:36 PM ironicusername
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* AccidentialInnuendo: "''Too true'' muttered George Weasley. ''I haven't been properly dry since August.''"
5th Mar '16 7:17:21 PM ading
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** When Harry first sees Ron's room at the Burrow, Scabbers is curled up asleep in a sunny spot. [[spoiler: ''Real'' rats warily avoid direct sunlight, as it's too bright for their dark-adapted eyes and makes it easy for predators to spot them. But Scabbers has a human's preference for light.]]

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** When Harry first sees Ron's room at the Burrow, Scabbers is curled up asleep in a sunny spot. [[spoiler: ''Real'' rats warily avoid direct sunlight, as it's too bright for their dark-adapted eyes and makes it easy for predators to spot them. But Scabbers has a human's preference for light.]]



* HarsherInHindsight: Although [[spoiler: Gilderoy Lockhart's memory being wiped]] is sort of PlayedForLaughs, it becomes horrifying when we see him again in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 5]] in the [[spoiler: Spell Damage Ward at St. Mungo's.]] Also interesting, considering that [[spoiler: the memory charms that Gilderoy Lockhart put on the people who actually did the deeds he claims he did]] are decidedly ''not'' played for laughs.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Although [[spoiler: Gilderoy Lockhart's memory being wiped]] is sort of PlayedForLaughs, it becomes horrifying when we see him again in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 5]] in the [[spoiler: Spell Damage Ward at St. Mungo's.]] Also interesting, considering that [[spoiler: the memory charms that Gilderoy Lockhart put on the people who actually did the deeds he claims he did]] did are decidedly ''not'' played for laughs.



* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler: There's a Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. Tom Riddle is young Lord Voldemort.]]

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* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler: There's a Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. Tom Riddle is young Lord Voldemort.]]



* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler: Tom. Marvolo. Riddle.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler: Tom. Marvolo. Riddle.]]



* {{Woolseyism}}: [[spoiler:Voldemort's SignificantAnagram name, revealed in this book, in the original was Tom Marvolo Riddle, an anagram of "I am Lord Voldemort." Translations changed various parts of his name; for example, in the German version, his name was Tom ''Vorlost'' Riddle, which becomes "... ist Lord Voldemort" (is Lord Voldemort). Something is gained in the German version particular here, as his middle name sounds an awful lot like ''Verlust'', meaning "loss," which applies to Voldemort in a variety of ways.]]
** The Spanish translation called it [[spoiler:Tom Sorvolo Ryddle]], to spell [[spoiler:''Soy Lord Voldemort'']]. Of course, [[spoiler:"Ryddle"]] isn't an English word, but a Spanish speaker could pronounce it the same way as the English name without noticing anything wrong.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: [[spoiler:Voldemort's Voldemort's SignificantAnagram name, revealed in this book, in the original was Tom Marvolo Riddle, an anagram of "I am Lord Voldemort." Translations changed various parts of his name; for example, in the German version, his name was Tom ''Vorlost'' Riddle, which becomes "... ist Lord Voldemort" (is Lord Voldemort). Something is gained in the German version particular here, as his middle name sounds an awful lot like ''Verlust'', meaning "loss," which applies to Voldemort in a variety of ways.]]
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** The Spanish translation called it [[spoiler:Tom Tom Sorvolo Ryddle]], Ryddle, to spell [[spoiler:''Soy ''Soy Lord Voldemort'']]. Voldemort''. Of course, [[spoiler:"Ryddle"]] "Ryddle" isn't an English word, but a Spanish speaker could pronounce it the same way as the English name without noticing anything wrong.
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