Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Reviews
Originally Written November 16, 2001--
Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.
The first film in what is sure to be a long-running series about the boy wizard and his two best friends---Ron and Hermione---is fun, exciting, and magical all at the same time. Walt Disney himself could never have imagined the world that J.K. Rowling has successfully brought to the big screen. Well done!
I'm going back and re-watching the movies as I read the books (well, catching up on the movies now).
This one was cute. It was enjoyable but never great. Some of the actors did a great job and some was just cheesy.
While it ran 2 1/2 hours, it still felt choppy and like it was rushing through the book (I know, movies can never capture the full contents of the books).