Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Number Rolled: 3
Movie Name/Year: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Genre: Children & Family Movie
Length: 152 minutes
Rating: PG
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kolves
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Ian Hart, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, John Cleese, David Bradley, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, John Hurt, Sean Biggerstaff, Harry Melling, Oliver Phelps, James Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Chris Rankin, Richard Bremmer, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Zoe Wanamaker

Harry Potter is one of those movies I can’t just look at alone. The book has way too much to do with it for me. I love the story. I read every book. Showed up at Barnes and Noble at 6am for their release – in costume. Showed up to many of the midnight showings of the movie, also in costume or at least carrying a wand or snacking on Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans (yes, they do have vomit flavor and yes it does taste like vomit).

It took a lot for me to put these movies on my list to begin with, because they are such modern classics. However, I have no problem stating my opinion of them… loudly.

I feel it’s blatantly obvious that Chris Columbus is/was a fan of the series. He stuck as close to the book as he could while still finding ways to make it more capturing to eye of Hollywood. The actors and actresses they chose were perfect. Fitting the characters straight down to the physical descriptions and minor quirks. I can’t imagine anyone else but Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. I’m already dreading the eventual reboot of it. Let’s face it, there was too much money made for it not to be rebooted later on. Let me just shake my head now and get it over with.

Overall Opinion – 4.5/5

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