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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Reviews

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September 16, 2018
Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stone is a fun family movie with great visuals, for it's time, great performances and neat plot twists.
½ September 5, 2018
Amazing start for the franchise. The characters are so likeable (and hatable).
September 5, 2018
Harry Potter - Best special effects ever

Perhaps it's one of the best fiction movies of all times. Harry Potter movies were directed by David Yates, Alfonso Cuarón, Chris Columbus and Mike Newell. As I said before, it's a fiction movie and one of the bests that have ever existed.

Daniel Radcliffe stars on it as Harry Potter, the main character. He was 11 when he appeared on the first movie of this saga. He has been acting for 15 years since 2001. He is well known because of the saga's reputation. Also Emma Watson acted there as Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. As Daniel, it was their first time acting in a movie so they don't have any movies before. In the movie they're Harry's best friends. I think their performances are good because they get really into their characters, even for being their first time acting. For example when they are having a sentimental moment, they got so into their own characters that it seems like it's their real life. This make that the movies can have a really impressing emotional effect.

The plot is about Harry Potter, who was an orphan kid that lived with his uncle when receives a letter inviting him to a wizard school called Hogwarts. There, he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, that become his best friends share lots of dangerous and interesting adventures and solving mysterious. I think it's a very interesting plot, because it's full of mysteries, suspense and obviously magic. But don't forget that as Harry grows up, the movies become darker and deeper.

It's films are set at the Cambridge University, that seems magic with lots of special effects done with computers and camera changes. These special effects, doesn't only make this school seem like from a fantasy book, it also makes that the magic wands, dragons, objects, spellings and wizards come alive. It's soundtrack is good. It was composed by John Williams, who helps you to introduce completely in this mysterious magic world. Well, my favourite scene, occurs at the last movie they've released and it's when Harry fights against his arch enemy, Lord Voldemort. They have a magic fight with magical animals and their respecting wands. Also it has got many emotional effects, as Harry's solved mystery from his parents deaths and friendship is present all the time at the movie.

I think most fans will be happy with the ending of this interesting saga. And people who haven't seen it before, should do it because it introduces to a fantasy world on which you can do whatever you want always trusting on your friends, and being yourself. When you get plugged with the first movie, then you won't stop until finish. One of the lots of the messages of the movies is that friendship is the base to beat all enemies such as hate. I give it a ten out of ten. (10/10)
September 1, 2018
Harry Potter's first foray into film brings mostly hits, with a few misses. The casting for the film couldn't be any better. Radcliffe, Grint and Watson are perfection together as very young Hogwarts students. The rest of the cast if dull of interesting and quirky characters as well. After watching Sorcerer's Stone throughout the years, time and time again, I can confidently say that it is the weakest of all the Potter films. Well, it's a close call between this and Deathly Hallows Part 1. Nonetheless, it's still a somewhat entertaining flick, that at the very least, sets the stage nicely as a grand introduction to a beloved franchise. (4/5)
August 23, 2018
I personally feel this was one of the better movies in the series but then again it is the only one that stays most to the book after this movie sways are hard either way this whole series is 10/10 and I watch them still to this day in a one night stay up if you are in to fantasy this is a great part of your a fantasy life
½ August 18, 2018
Great job following the source material.
August 15, 2018
Interesting to see the series before it gained it's edge. Cool worldbuilding, a lot of stupid holes in the plot.
August 15, 2018
A purely magical movie with enchanting adventure, the whole family can enjoy. The scale and world building is purely something to admire, which is a credit to the set designers, prop makers and make up team as they make a theme park of great sights and experiences. Chris Columbus gives us much of this magic with his style as he directs a very talented cast who embrace every aspect of this story. The young actors are charming and the adults are serious but theatrical. John Williams also does it again as he makes an instant classic soundtrack, making for a winning combination with Rowling and Columbus.
August 7, 2018
With charming characters and a fantastic story, this was a great start to the series, but the effects are noticeably bad. While a classic, it's only "cute" against what would eventually come.
August 6, 2018
The Sorcerer's Stone is a grand and involving look into the world of Harry Potter.
½ July 29, 2018
The film that started the series, this in the most innocent and perhaps most pure fun of all the films. Want an enjoyable movie for you or the kids to watch? Put this one on and watch the kids (or teens...or adults) try to sort themselves into 'houses' for years afterwards. It is especially enjoyable to go back and see the actors as their young selves if you have seen the later films in the series.
July 24, 2018
It was long and started out really slow despite having to follow the complex novel. Once Harry got to Hogwarts it was a classic film that did a great job following it's superior counterpart. (57%)
July 20, 2018
An all time classic fantasy film! While it may not been as strong as some of the later sequels and is more of a children's film than later installments it is still a magical and enjoyable film for all.
July 14, 2018
What a charming movie! The storytelling and acting were magical. Can't say the same thing regarding the CGI. The films first 2 acts were wonderful. However, I can see people complaining that they relied too much on world building. The third act, while great, was not as wonderful as acts 1 and 2. Also, the chess battle never worked for me. Overall, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's stone is a magical start to a magical franchise.
½ July 8, 2018
Not the best Harry Potter movie. It was amazing, showing how great this series is. They left out a little, but stuck to the basics.The CGI was pretty good and the story overall was good. I'm giving it 3 1/2 stars because it was great, but there is much room for improvement.
June 30, 2018
Magical and thrilling, put together.
½ June 21, 2018
Great family movie. The first of eight films. Expelliarmus!! Alohomora!!
June 21, 2018
The Harry Potter franchise gets off to an unsteady start in its first film. The child acting and special effects are merely adequate, and it goes through the motions with little flair over its long running time, despite a couple of spooky moments. However, the casting of Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters is inspired, and the world-building here will pay dividends in the adventures to come.
June 21, 2018
This film has so much charm and so many memorable characters with varying personalities. It's a great movie for children and adults alike.
½ June 21, 2018
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is a movie about a young boy who finds out that he is a wizard by the gatekeeper Hagrid. He then meets two new friends named Ron and Hermione who then go to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is then sorted into Gryffindor along with Ron and Hermione. He soon than uncovers a hidden talent of being a seeker for the sport Quidditch. What I really love about this movie is that it's both funny and amazing.
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