Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

PLOT:

Harry Potter is a seemingly ordinary eleven-year-old boy, living with his negligent relatives, the Dursleys. On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns from a mysterious stranger, Hagrid, that he is actually a wizard, famous in the wizarding world for surviving an attack by the evil dark Lord Voldemort, when Harry was only a year old. Voldemort killed Harry’s parents, but his attack on Harry failed, leaving only a lightning bolt scar on Harry’s forehead. Harry is invited to begin attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry defies his aunt and uncle, and attends Hogwarts where he begins to learn magic and make new friends, as well as enemies, among the Hogwarts students and staff. Voldemort has been near death, and in hiding, since the attack on Harry ten years earlier, but a plot is brewing for the dark lord to regain his power and strength through the acquisition of a philosopher’s stone, which grants immortality to its owner. Harry and his friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, discover the plot and seek to prevent the theft of the stone, which is hidden in a protected chamber at Hogwarts.

REVIEW:

This is my favorite of the Harry Potter films. I’m not really sure why, possibly because it’s actually fun to watch and not dark and emo like the latest one (at the time I’m writing this, that would be Harry Potter and  the Order of the Phoenix).

As with any other move that is based on a book, there are obvious liberties that have been taken, but, I can honestly say that for this film, they are barely noticeable unless you’re a purist.

The music does an excellent job of setting the mood for each scene. John Williams is a genius.

When this movie first came out back in 2001, I almost didn’t get to see it because the girl I was dating thought that all things having to do with magic were evil. Ironically, she couldn’t wait to see the Lord of the Rings films.

I can fully recommend this one if you’re looking for a fun movie that all will enjoy! It is the most fun of the Potter franchise. I wish Chris Columbus would have directed them all, but that’s just me.

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Advertisements

9 Responses to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

  1. […] Let’s All Go To The Movies!! […]

  2. […] DVD and see it a few times if I love it or not. I still maintain that my favorite Potter film is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. As I said earlier, they seemed to bring back the lighter tone that the earlier films had, which […]

  3. […] of you out there are going to love this kind of thing. Personally, I prefer lighter faire, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Having said that, the darkness that each film has garnered is reflective of the books, so I […]

  4. […] DVD and see it a few times if I love it or not. I still maintain that my favorite Potter film is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. As I said earlier, they seemed to bring back the lighter tone that the earlier films had, which […]

  5. […] of you out there are going to love this kind of thing. Personally, I prefer lighter faire, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Having said that, the darkness that each film has garnered is reflective of the books, so I […]

  6. […] watched all of these characters grow up over the years, but think about what he was like in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and compare that to how much of a force he was in this film. It really is a shame we didn’t […]

  7. […] watched all of these characters grow up over the years, but think about what he was like in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and compare that to how much of a force he was in this film. It really is a shame we didn’t […]

  8. […] have seen Daniel Radcliffe grow, both physically and as an actor. Earlier this week, I was watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and now I see this. No longer is he the tiny little boy, now he’s a short man with a family […]

  9. […] on your own two feet. As this is set 70 years before Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, it would be hard to show things that haven’t happened yet. However, as we’ve seen […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: