Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★★

I've "seen" the Harry Potter films before but I hardly paid attention to them and couldn't tell you anything about them. My podcast co-host challenged me to watch them again, so here I am.

I thought the first entry, while it had some problem, was a fun adventure and set off the franchise well. The characters are endearing and if you buy into this world, it's quite interesting.

The effects don't hold up nearly as well today but it's not that much of a distraction.