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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (DVD) (WS)
Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, the live-action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.]]>
Here's an event movie that holds up to being an event. This filmed version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, adapted from the wildly popular book by J.K. Rowling, stunningly brings to life Harry Potter's world of Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards. The greatest strength of the film comes from its faithfulness to the novel, and this new cinematic world is filled with all the details of Rowling's imagination, thanks to exuberant sets, elaborate costumes, clever makeup and visual effects, and a crème de la crème cast, including Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, and more. Especially fine is the interplay between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his schoolmates Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), as well as his protector, the looming Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). The second-half adventure--involving the titular sorcerer's stone--doesn't translate perfectly from page to screen, ultimately because of the film's fidelity to the novel; this is a case of making a movie for the book's fans, as opposed to a transcending film. Writer Steve Kloves and director Chris Columbus keep the spooks in check, making this a true family film, and with its resourceful hero wide-eyed and ready, one can't wait for Harry's return. Ages 8 and up. --Doug Thomas
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There are actors who get offered movie roles, while there are actors who audition and get lucky. Luck had nothing to do with Daniel Radcliffe; because like it or not, He IS Harry Potter. The way he moves, acts, everything about him is Harry Potter. Rupert Grint: Perfect choice for Ron Weasley (there is a humorous side to his character). Emma Watson: intelligence, wit, charm, and grace, Excellent choice for Hermione Granger. Tom Felton: again, HE IS Draco Malfoy, his movements, persona, etc. Alan Rickman as Severus Snape: dark, quiet, and just plain strange, so its easy to see why he plays Severus Snape. The actors chosen for Harry Potter all were spectacular. The story line is intriguing as it is beguiling. And there are NO dull moments in Harry Potter. Fantasy, New worlds, and things that childhood imaginations are made of are what this movie has to offer. All in all, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is a cleverly brilliant movie that is easy to watch.
Seeing it in his eyes, fielding his questions, seeing his joy and excitement and what he learned about people as he watched I saw this movie as the gem it truly is for the first time.
An easy plot for him, intelligent as he is he is still a child and he even had insights I never considered. I cannot wait to start reading the books with him once we finish the Jungle Book.
Harry is a well written child hero overcoming loneliness and sadness of an orphan raised by a cruel aunt and uncle and their equally cruel and spoiled son. Yes it exaggerates but that helps children understand. And it gave me an opportunity to teach my son that people do many hateful things out if jealousy and fear and yet she must have loved her sister because she didn't completely abandon her child.
We get to discuss how power corrupts and it takes a strong and moral individual to wield power with compassion and humility. We see the power of friendship and the love of a created family in those we choose to keep around us. And it keeps his interest with fast pace, silly antics, animal friends, magic and mythology made real and of course a triumphant game in the middle.
The casting was perfect and Harris is by far my favorite Dumbledore. May he rest in peace he was a phenomenal actor and brought gravity and a sense of power and wisdom I didn't feel as much with his replacement. Now we have lost Rickman too and it was a heavy heart I had watching him an his marvelous portrayal of Snape. A true hero disguised as enemy.
The children were delightful and now as a parent I see them in another light. My son being much like Hermione. Fearless, bookish, brilliant and often bossy but with an empathy few can match.
As a writer I have new and growing respect for Rowling and thank her for sharing her world with us. Yes, while much of it reminded me of the Hogfather it went to places that never did and the journey is incredible in the books and the films are masterpieces that prove they can follow the books with respect and honor and yet create something brilliant and new.
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