Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone MoviePosted: May 9, 2011
Plot: Following along the lines of the book of the same name, eleven year old Harry Potter is living with his cruel and neglectful aunt, uncle, and cousin when he receives a letter telling him he has been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prior to this Harry had not known he was a wizard. And, as it turns out, Harry’s famous in the wizarding world for not succumbing to an attack by the evil wizard Voldemort. Once at Hogwarts, Harry, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermoine, get enmeshed in the mystery of the sorcerer’s stone, a magical crystal with the power of immortality. With encounters with an angry troll, a three headed dog, and a baby dragon, the three friends show a great deal of resourcefulness, determination, and bravery, but danger seems to lurk around every corner. Will they be able to save the sorcerer’s stone from the evil wizard searching for it? Will they get through their first year of Hogwarts alive?
Review: Exciting and entertaining, this movie stays amazingly true to the book upon which it is based. The characters are well developed and intriguing, with a cast of talented actors. The special effects are well done, if not perfect. There is a need to suspend disbelief anyway, so why not forget they’re special effects and sit back and enjoy? The scenery is beautiful and once immersed in the magic of the movie, most viewers will not want to come back to real (I mean, muggle) life.
Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Viewing/Interest Level: 8+ years
Available in: DVD; Blu-ray; Wide Screen, Full Screen, and Ultimate Editions
Subjects: magic, wizardry, spells, growing up, coming of age, family, friendship
Series Information: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first movie in an eight movie series, movies two through eight are: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (to be released later in 2011)