Bryce Dallas Howard,
M. Night Shyamalan writes and directs this self-proclaimed, grown-up "bedtime story" about an apartm... read moreent building superintendent named Cleveland (Paul Giamatti) who discovers a magical sea-nymph named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's been transported to this world and is living in the building's own swimming pool. As this bizarre revelation sinks in, Cleveland becomes enraptured by her other-worldly charm. As he shelters her in his apartment, other inhabitants of the building begin falling into place as representations of characters from an Eastern myth in which these mermaids, or "narfs," co-exist unhappily with more beastly and violent characters. In human reality, the forces of darkness that threaten the heroes of a fairy tale prove to be much more terrifying, and the victory of good over evil is by no means guaranteed. Jeffery Wright, Jared Harris and Mary Beth Hurt co-star, as well as Shyamalan himself, playing the visionary writer Vick. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Unquestionably Shyamalan's weakest and most foolish film to date. It is too ridiculous for all but small children but probably
Reviewed 7 years days ago
I think Shyamalan's a real talent, but this is quite noticeably his weakest movie.
Reviewed 6 years days ago
. They carried this film. THe story was one of Night's weakest, but still worked.
Youthful wizard Harry Potter returns to the screen in this, the second film adaptation of J.K. Rowli... read moreng's wildly popular series of novels for young people. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) return for a second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where Headmaster Dumbledore (Richard Harris), Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), Professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith), and Hagrid the Giant (Robbie Coltrane) are joined by new faculty members Gilderoy Lockhart (Kenneth Branagh), a self-centered expert in Defense against the Dark Arts, and Sprout (Miriam Margolyes), who teaches Herbology. However, it isn't long before Harry and company discover something is amiss at Hogwarts: Students are petrified like statues, threats are written in blood on the walls, and a deadly monster is on the loose. It seems that someone has opened the mysterious Chamber of Secrets, letting loose the monster and all its calamitous powers. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out to find the secret chamber and slay the beast, speculation is rife that one of the heirs of Salazar Slytherin, the co-founder of the school, opened the chamber as a warning against the presence of "mudbloods" (magic-users of impure lineage) at the school -- and that the culprit may be fellow student Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets featured Richard Harris' second and final appearance as Headmaster Dumbledore; he died less than a month before the film was released in the United States. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
. The franchise is great, I think this is the weakest of the films. Nevertheless, it's great movie - it's so much fun to watch the kids grow up i
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. So it feels uneven acting wise and its probly the weakest of the series when it comes to the trios performances. Yet they still do okay work. They jus
Reviewed 2 years days ago
In my opinion, this is the weakest installment if the boy wizards tale. There is little that separates it from the prior film,