Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

I don't understand why they changed "Philosopher's" to "Sorcerer's" in the United States, so I'm keeping it as Philosopher's. The book and film that started it all. I love Philosopher's Stone, but it isn't my favorite. It's merely a fantastic introduction to an unbelievably outstanding series that people of all ages enjoy. 

I love how we get to learn about this amazing magical world through the eyes of a young orphaned child who has had basically nothing in his life prior to receiving his letter to Hogwarts. His life before is so sad because he's treated like he's something awful and that he deserves to have nothing and be treated like he is nothing. He's been forced to live in a cupboard under a staircase his whole life before this! No child or any person ever deserves to be treated like that. That is why it's so amazing when he finally is told that he is a wizard and gets to leave those awful people and be introduced to a completely different lifestyle. 

The only problem I have with this movie is with some of the CGI. The troll is probably the worst. It looks so terrible and I think they could have done a better job with it. Firenze is pretty awful, too. Voldemort's face on the back of Quirrel's head is just embarrassing. Other than that, the film is great. Sure, some of the acting is a little over the top at some points and there are some corny lines, but other than that, it's a good film. 


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