Hendo (The Movie Journey)’s review published on Letterboxd:
Finally getting around to watching the Harry Potter series, with a rewatch of the first 3 and a first watch of the rest.
Watching this in 2016 I imagine is a lot different than watching it 15 years ago when it released. You do seem to notice a lot more of this movies flaws, like the awful CGI at certain points, and the cringeworthy child acting. But what this movie does well is welcome us to this universe and get us enamoured with the world of Hogwarts, setting up many movies to come with school rules & traditions, as well as introducing us to many characters we will be seeing multiple times coming up.
On its own, if you can look past the outdated CGI and bad child acting, this movie is just fine. But it has done well in setting up a Billion dollar movie franchise, and I look forward to finally completing it.