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Harry Potter fan spots huge mistake in Chamber of Secrets scene

Harry Potter fan spots huge mistake in Chamber of Secrets scene

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was a box office hit, but it wasn't without a couple of mistakes along the way

A huge fan of the Harry Potter films has noticed a pretty massive error in one of the films, and once you’ve seen it you’ll never be able to unsee it.

There’s your warning – here’s her video in which she explains the situation:

Of course, it won’t shatter the magic of the whole film series completely for you, and it’s not exactly a real plot hole that will forever see your enjoyment of the Wizarding World tarnished, but it’s not a great look for a production that was so vast and expensive.

The mistake we’re talking about here occurred pretty early on in the series, in just the second film.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as Potterheads will know, saw Harry pitted against – amongst other things – his mortal enemy Draco Malfoy, all whilst the ‘Heir of Slytherin’ runs amok around Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

In one particular scene, the pair attend a duelling club with a number of their fellow students, and are told to fight one another with their wands across a raised platform.

You remember the scene, right?
Warner Bros.

Whilst they are only supposed to be attempting to disarm one another, the encounter quickly descends into chaos, with the pair slinging violent spells across the hall at one another.

It’s at this point that the crucial mistake occurs.

Draco landed the first blow, sending Harry crashing to the floor. However, The Boy Who Lived then rose quickly to his feet and returned fire with a spell of his own.

That clearly caught Draco off guard, sending him flying to the deck, too.

That being said, Malfoy wasn’t the only one who was caught off guard.

If you look closely – and as YouTuber @HollyAuna points out – you’ll see that if you pause the film at the right time, there’s a cameraman sitting in the back of the shot.

Can you see him down at the bottom?
Warner Bros.

Yes, one of the crew managed to sneak into the shot, just there in the bottom left standing behind a camera.

Of course, these things happen all the time – seriously, just watch Braveheart – but when they’re pointed out to you it can really shatter your disbelief and stop you engaging properly with the film.

Alternatively, you might just find it really funny and have it add another dimension to a film that you love.

After all, we all love the flawed characters in life, don’t we?

When the film you love has a few rough edges, does it really make it worse?

The Harry Potter franchise certainly didn’t seem to suffer as a result, running for a further six films and making billions at the box office.

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Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: TV and Film, Harry Potter