Written April 25, 2015
Lord Voldemort, Hogwarts, magic wands, Dumbledore, trolls, Hermione, Gringots, more trolls, magic, centors, Hagrid...? The creativity from author J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" franchise is nothing short of miraculous. Rowling has added another chapter to the list of fantasy classics with her artistic style of writing and rags to riches story of success. Now of course her story enters the cinema. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is the first of seven Harry Potter stories, and a strong set up for this long, magical, and complex story of heroism and imagination. Director Chris Columbus brings us into the thoughts of J.K. Rowling's brilliant mind and shows us a world like no other. His biggest issue is that he makes it too childish. Adding some more sophistication and depth to this magical story is a big chunk missing. But enough of that. The first increment of this marvelous legacy comes to play in a fantastic and adventurous style that all will love. Starting out, rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny (Harry) proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry while meeting Ron and Hermione and tackling down the evil Lord Voldemort. If you don't know who any of those characters are, you really need to start paying attention. Seeing these now millionaire actors start off as little kids is also a joyous experiment. With all the magic and fantasy plopping your way, you won't help but smile at the insight and brilliance of this fantastic world invented for pages, but meant for the screen that has brought passion to the lives of millions.
Written June 11, 2013
Perfect for children. Except when they were being chased by vicious dogs but otherwise suitable for first grade through fourth grade. It should be PG. Maybe even a little bit if G. The content is perfect for children. Not very popular for middle and high schoolers.
Written January 23, 2015
This is Going to be Amazing Movie of All time in Imax 2001 at Box Office made lost money for The Directed to all made this film