Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★½

This movie is kind of sleep inducing. Though imaginative in parts, it is remarkably bloated and moves from scene to scene with no initiative. The thin story really brings these early Harry Potter movies down. Sure it’s got great setups and world building but that only goes so far. The CGI has aged extremely poorly and the screenplay can be, at times, laughably bad. That’s coming from someone who is generally a fan of these movies. Kind of dropped for me in quality with this rewatch. Makes me very unsure I want to revisit the others even though I know the films get better over time. It makes me think: has Harry Potter ever been good?

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