Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by Gary Johnson
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, director Chris Columbus and his special effects crew (led by Jim Mitchell and Nick Davis) have envisioned a marvelous world of forever moving stairways, malevolent forests, thrilling aerial sequences (both by way of Quidditch brooms and Ron Weasley's flying car), and surprising classroom lessons (which involve a gaggle of freed pixies and a few pointers on how to repot Mandakes). These settings and sequences are created with a dazzling mix of computer generated imagery and elaborate sets. The visuals are so good that it's no exaggeration to say this movie merits mention alongside The Wizard of Oz as one of the most imaginatively designed children's movies ever made.
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