Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cinema Cycle - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

SYNOPSIS: Boy Wizard / Bad Wizard / Plot Twists / Franchise Milking.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Apparently, the current state of mid-adolescent fantasy circa 2005.

PROS AND CONS: First off, this is a truncated review, since there were problems with the disc while viewing the film. That said, I have seen this ‘installment’ before, so I wasn’t missing much.

This is upper crust / slick film making and J. K. Rowlings knows how to weave an interesting (if not labored) storyline. But after this (truncated) viewing I walked away with something else.

This is adolescent fantasy that shows a dark side. A dark side of; secrets, distrust of authority figures, dysfunctional family relationships and ‘hidden’ abilities. Not really the kind of moral compass I would want my child growing up with.

To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.

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