I V A N 🍿 🍕’s review published on Letterboxd:
Harry Potter is my all time favorite franchise. Forever. Like literally nothing will surpass it for me.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is an amazing start to it all. It isn’t in my top 3 Potter films, but I still love it to death.
A common critique is that it’s a lot more targeted to kids than any of the other films in the series. In my opinion, that just makes it better. Of course it’s gonna be like that while the characters are still kids.
Chris Columbus was the perfect choice for directing because of his work on childhood classics like Home Alone and Gremlins. Too bad his career kinda sank after Percy Jackson and Pixels.