Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★★½

2001 Ranked
Non-2018 First Time Watches Ranked
Directors Ranked: Chris Columbus

"You're a wizard, Harry."

I haven't read the books and I wasn't interested in these when they first came out as I figured they were kids movies, and while it seems I was mostly right, there is definitely enough here for a big kid like myself to get into!

Even though the films are family friendly, there is an obvious dark undertone; the actions of Voldemort is an obvious example but even Nearly Headless Ned was a little dark humour that I got a chuckle out of.

The adult cast in this is fantastic but unfortunately, these child actors were the drizzling shits for the most part, which is why this doesn't get a full 5 stars. The scene where Harry is like "I'm not a wizard, I'm just Harry" was cringeworthy!

Definitely looking forward to checking out the rest!

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