Saturday, July 26, 2008

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) PG - 4 Stars

I've never read one of the books from the best-selling author (J.K. Rowling) but kids have gone crazy over them. So I decided to see what all the hupla was about. I've bought the series and decided to watch them all and see what's driving these kids mad and making tons of money for Ms. Rowling. Great special effects and truly an adventure for the entire family.

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), has been living with his aunt Petunia Dursley (Fiona Shaw) and uncle Vernon (Richard Griffiths) since his parents death. He's 11 and doesn't have a great relationship with his aunt and uncle and his birthday will contain no celebration, party or gifts. But Harry has made some friends of his own like a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). Hagrid tells Harry stories of magic and how Harry's father was a great and powerful wizard who's death was not by accident.

A boarding school for wizards, called Hogwarts, offers Harry a place to live and learn more about the power of wizardry. There he meets new friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and with their help, begin to put the puzzle pieces together about who Harry is, where he came from and what really happened to his parents.

2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Broadcast Film Critics Association - Best Live Action Family Film.

Warner Bros Pictures
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: Steve Kloves
Producer: David Heyman
I viewed 11/07

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