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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.…
I cried a lot.
A pretty nostalgic movie for me. Still love it. Might be one of my favorites of the series, will have to see after I watch all of them again.
Seriously adorable. My love for the whole Harry Potter series is endless and "Philosopher's Stone" gives us such a charming, fun and beautiful introduction to the world of magic.
Hitting the magical nail right on the head! The one that started it all and took us to where we'd only dreamed of in our heads.
A very good start to the billion dollar franchise. Solidly walks through all the events of the book without feeling overly rushed.
This film is brilliant! I have no complaints what so ever about it. This film is the beginning of a phenomenal story that incredibly creates this amazingly wondrous and magic universe that captivated me throughout the film!
The characters were compelling and the actors were chosen perfectly for the roles with great acting and chemistry between their characters.
The film is visually beautiful one notable scene being the quidditch game. The different types of creatures like the 3 headed dog are so believable in the film and add to the films wonder! It was shot great and the visuals easily hold up today!
The score for this film is one o my favourites of all time I absolutely love it. It is so magical, mysterious and I could easily listen to it any time!
The first time watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I could only dream of living in this world. As a child who was only four or five, I couldn't help but fall in love with everything about this film. The characters felt like more than just characters to me. It felt like I was experiencing the first year at Hogwarts with these characters at the same time. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are easily the best trio of characters to watch and the adventure is equally as exciting for the audience as it is for these three characters. Sure, some of the effects aren't well-polished and the film is missing the intensity of some of the later installments. However, Harry…
'There are no films that match 'Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone'' this is anti-USian discrimination!!!!!! Just kidding tho.
A good beginning and stand alone film on it's on, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a film whose magic and wonder will never fade.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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