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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Let the Magic Begin.
Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.
It's quite nostalgic to revisit the magical world of Harry Potter after so many years, yet surprising to discover that it still has a charming quality about itself. The first in the 8-part film series, Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone (also known as Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone) may not have the darkness or complexity of its later instalments but what it manages to retain is the freshness, innocence & excitement one feels when embarking on a new adventure.
Based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone begins the journey of The Boy Who Lived and covers his adventures during his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Completely oblivious to the…
Fast paced, creative and entertaining! Geared to kids but I managed to breeze right thru it!
My favorite character in this series is Snape ;-) Unfortunately he doesn't receive the screen time that he deserves!
The first thing you get when you revisit the first Harry Potter film is just how bad the kid's acting was. Emma Watson, oh dear. She has got better over the course of the films, but boy was she irritating here.
J K Rowling did have some artistic input into the film versions of her best selling books, and it shows. Recreating exactly what was written on paper and bringing it to life has been a filmmakers biggest challenge over the years and fair play to Chris Columbus here who seems to get almost everything right. It's magical, it's fresh and is a stunning adaptation of Rowling's imagination. A franchise borne to make money, it didn't disappoint Warner Bros. either…
Am I the only one who gets utterly frustrated by those House Cup points and the level to which they are subject to inflation and irregularity over this and all the other films? So I have commenced my Harry Potter marathon to the likes of my girlfriend and I must say that this wasn’t as bad as I remembered. Sure, the lead child actors are pretty amateurish and boring (except for Hermoine and Malfoy), but the adult actors - particularly Snape and Filch - came out strong. If you haven’t read the books, the ending must be very disappointing as it would seem to amount to one big deus ex machina. I thus think the director could have interfered with the original story more; make it less childish as well.
When it comes to modern global franchises, Harry Potter surely has to reign now as one of the main players, given over its collective seven films it's raised enough money to fund the GDP of an average sized nation. After JK Rowling's novel series about the titular boy wizard went stratospheric, appealing to both children and indeed parents alike for balancing youthful magic & a strain of dark, knowing humour, a cinematic adaptation was inevitable. So was born The Philosopher's (or Sorceror's if you're in the US, which makes far less sense) Stone, the first of the Harry Potter series which serves as the origin and introduction to our young protagonist, not to mention launching the careers of Daniel Radcliffe & Emma…
Horrendously dated in terms of its laughable visual effects, poorly acted on every child actor's behalf, unjustifiably overlong, predictable and childish but unbelievably entertaining, enchanting and enduring, the first adaptation of J.K Rowling's whimsical "Harry Potter" novels, directed by Chris Colombus, is a true adventure to behold. Released in the same year as the first installment adaptation of Tolkien's groundbreaking and literature defining novels, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone never fails to entertain, mostly due to the pure adventure/fantasy aspects of the film and the soaring, epic, unforgettable, iconic, everlasting, moving and adventurous score, clearly and most easily the strongest aspect of the film that glues the entire franchise and makes possible the film to be described as magical.…
this movie is way more magical when you're baked out of your gourd.
I've never seen the last movie. So this is my attempt to make it through the whole series before my son has to start school in a little more than a week.
I forget just about everything about these movies so this is almost like a first time watch for me.
The effects are pretty dated in this installment. But if you can look past that, the movie is pretty solid.
Oh yes a fun saturday evening getting drunk alone and watching harry potter for the 100th time
I hope they investigate Dumbledore after giving all those points at the end ceremony. That corrupt motherfucker!
Harry Potter tem bases solidas e mostra que veio para ficar, apesar do teor altamente fantasioso, o conto criado pela escritora J.K. Rowling é um colosso. Chris Columbus não consegue manter uma narrativa que sustente linearmente 152 minutos de intensa fantasia, o resulta é inchando com pequenas quedas de ritmo no caminho.
The Harry Potter series is one of the best fantasy series to come around in decades. The first film is a great family fun. The themes of love and friendship are woven into the story as we are introduced to the characters that we would become far more acquainted with over the next seven films. Revisiting this one after so many years, i just couldn't get over how young everyone is in this. I look forward to re watching the other films so I can watch these characters grow up all over again.
I think everyone who watches this adapted movie from the Harry potter books should read the books first.
Real loyal to the childrens/teen novel this great and entertaining movie gets almost the most of the book's feelings and descriptions but not all the story.
It tells how a orphan boy gets chosen for a magic school while he is living with his mean aunt and uncle and a mean fat piggy cousin wich had hidden from him the secret of his famous wizard parrents
Slytherin fo lyf hiss hiss
The only film in the Harry Potter franchise that really "gets" it.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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