Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★★½

This is my first time seeing this one on the big screen (for its 20th anniversary, I feel old now/remember reading the book & seeing this as a kid). I agree with my original thoughts a couple months ago that this one really is a kid movie, even almost downgraded it to 4 stars because of it. 

But at the same time, I was tempted to upgrade this to 5 stars solely because seeing this with the theater surround sound fostered a much deeper appreciation for the legend John Williams’ score. There’s elevating scenes with music & there’s what Williams’ work did with this movie, a whole other level. 

The trailers before the movie had me most excited for Eternals, Dear Evan Hansen, & Dune. Especially Dune, I’m HYPED for that one (even though I know that’s virtually guaranteeing I’ll be disappointed).

Seen in Theaters, 2021 (Watch #10!)

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