Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
For me, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the classic young adult novel. I built it up in my head so nothing could compare. I was sure the movie would let me down but instead it was everything I pictured Hogwarts to be.
Although despite loving this series of films I find them diffacult to review (particularly the first one), I’ve decided to share a few of my favorite aspects.
Hogwarts itself, the castle is grand but not shiny and new it looks like it has been around for hundreds of years with signs of wear and love but always with dignity.
Of course Harry Ron and Hermione must be on the list. Emma Watson plays the know-it-all Hermione perfectly just hovering over annoying but because she is the brightest witch in her year and is the only one who has read Hogwarts a history that can be forgiven. Rupert Grint, plays Ron as the sidekick who shows his stuff at the end of the story and is a red head that stands out. Daniel Radcliffe is exactly how I pictured Harry to be I can’t describe it but he acts his part well, without the precociousness and arrogance that Snape had accused him of many times.
Professor McGonagall is played by Maggie Smith. She is stern and sassy and Smith does a wonderful job balancing the two.
There are too many to count, thus this a sampling. Although I think Snape said it best “Mr Potter, our new celebrity.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone stands out and is just as classic as the book.