Five Funny Moments from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is one of my favorite movie adaptations. One of the reasons I like it so much is because of the humorous moments the filmmakers added. Here are my top five funniest scenes.
Lockhart’s Memory Wipe
This was so much better in the film than in the book. In the book, we don’t know how Lockhart is affected by the spell until after Harry saves Ginny. However, in the movie, the spell leads directly to his memory loss, resulting in my favorite Lockhart quote.
This is an odd sort of place, isn’t it? Do you live here?” (CoS)
The innocence and naïve delivery combined with Ron’s facial expressions make this scene fantastic.
Follow the Spiders
This is the first time we see Ron’s fear of spiders, and his reaction to the idea that he and Harry need to follow the spiders into the forest is a great one. Plus, we really see the extent of his bravery; he’s willing to go follow the creatures he’s terrified of in the name of helping his friends.
Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’?” (CoS)
Mrs. Weasley’s Reaction
This scene is portrayed similarly as it is in the book, but seeing it played out on-screen is even better than reading about it. The expressions on Fred’s, George’s, Harry’s, and Ron’s faces are priceless, especially combined with the abrupt change from Molly yelling at her children to greeting Harry and then going back to telling her children off.
Where have you been? Harry, how wonderful to see you dear. Beds empty! No note! Car gone!” (Cos)
Poor Myrtle did not have it easy, constantly mocked when she was alive before being murdered by the Basilisk in the bathroom. As a result, she is not the easiest person to be around, which makes her moments of kindness all the more surprising. Her crush on Harry is not only adorable but also entertaining to watch; her morbid sense of humor works really well in this moment.
‘Oh, Harry? If you die down there, you’re welcome to share my toilet.’
‘Uh… thanks, Myrtle'” (Cos).
Starstruck Hermione and Mrs. Weasley
It was so unusual to see the usually composed Mrs. Weasley and Hermione starstruck by Gilderoy Lockhart. Their reactions are so sweet and innocent, which makes it great to watch on-screen. Molly plays with her hair when she sees him, and Hermione, like several other girls in her class, has this adorable smile on her face.
Mum fancies him” (Cos).
What’s your favorite humorous moment from this movie? Let us know in the comments!