#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This is the tale of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), an ordinary eleven-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane), the groundskeeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted.
Plot: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he’s a powerful wizard—with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school’s kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents’ deaths—and about the villain who’s to blame.
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Alright first lets start with my problems with this movie.
Some of the effects do not hold up and that can take away from the magic or suspense.
The child actors are not very good at acting in this movie.
It is way to easy to nitpick this movie and all the nitpicks can be very distracting.
I think the main theme was used way to much in the beginning and that kind of took the magic out of the main theme for me.
I personally did not get sucked into this world which made me kind of bored at times.
People love the harry potter movies but these movies don’t really click with me when it comes to characters, the lore, and the magic and I think the full story of harry potter is to drawn out and I just want the movies to get to the point.
For me if the ending of the film is not very satisfying my respect for the movie drops a ton and I don’t think the ending of this movie was very satisfying!
The villain in this movie is super basic.
Now on to the good stuff!
I like how most of the scenes build up the characters, show us some magic, and it builds up the mystery!
I like the sets and costumes a lot!
I like most of the music!
Ahh, the magic begins.
Harry Potter is an Orphan who on his eleventh birthday discovers he’s a wizard and is called to term at Hogwarts School. But Harry is soon to find out that his past, and his destiny, is a truly remarkable, magical, and terrifying thing.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone arrived in a blaze of publicity, one of the most hyped and talked about motion pictures of the decade had finally arrived. The box office was guaranteed to bulge based on fandom book base alone, regardless of if the film got bad word of mouth or not, it was destined to be a monster smash hit. To someone like me who to this day has never read any of the Harry Potter books, it was easy for me to view objectively without comparison to the source – I enjoyed it immensely upon theatre release, and I still enjoy it equally as much now.
Director Christopher Columbus, I believe has wisely stayed loyal to the source material, and thus pleased the literature masses. Yet not all newcomers to the party were that taken by the magic on show, that’s a little baffling to me because the budget explodes from the screen at every turn. Oliver Twist like sets form the marvellous Diagon Alley, dream like smoke cloaks the splendid Hogwarts Express, the school itself is a monolithic delight nestling in among eerie mountains – and what about the exhilarating introduction of Quidditch? Pulsating and frantic with no amount of devilment to keep us intrigued throughout.
The characters are all perfectly formed in the first two thirds of the film, here Columbus pulls off a masterstroke by interjecting the character arcs with dashes of wonder so that we the audience never gets bored. The final reel plays out solidly as per the mysterious “who done it” core of the piece, but it’s down to the previous work in the film that we actually care come the finale. Some great casting of the adults really helps to make the film triumph, with Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane (one of the best casting jobs of the decade I would say), Richard Harris, Alan Rickman and Zoe Wanamaker all doing excellent work here. The kids are all newcomers that overnight were to become household names, all fresh faced and wet behind the ears, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint & Tom Felton are a delight to watch, and they all help to keep the feeling of charm constantly glowing up on the screen.
Owls here, witches there, what’s that strange three headed dog doing over there? The Harry Potter franchise begins with a bang and a whip of the wand, and I and gazillions of others personally love it. 8/10
Wonderful adaptation, but missing the satire of the book
I enjoyed this movie immensely. But, like “The Phantom Menace,” I’ve had a very hard time viewing it objectively. There was so much anticipation leading up to its release, I simply enjoyed the experience of being there. Having read all four books in the series a few times each, I am overly familiar with the events in the story. As I watched the movie, my continuing thought was “How well will the next part of the story be translated to the screen?” rather than “How entertaining is this film overall?” I have trouble answering the latter question because I was already entertained by watching a wonderful story dramatized, so I’ll never know how I’d have reacted had I seen this movie without having read the books.
Critics talk about how incredibly faithful the movie is to the book, and perhaps I’d have had an easier time detaching the two in my mind had the movie set off on its own course. Indeed, many classic children’s movies, like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Mary Poppins,” are so successful partly because they’re so different from the books that inspired them. But these are exceptions; in my experience, most children’s movies reveal their weaknesses in how they diverge from the books upon which they’re based. And much of what makes the Harry Potter phenomenon unique is that it is the first time in ages that a children’s book, without a movie accompanying it, has generated this much popularity. According to an article I read a year ago, the universe of Harry Potter has become as real in the minds of youngsters and adults as that of a popular movie series like Star Wars. Therefore, it will be very hard for any film based upon it to compete with it. In the minds of die-hard fans, any changes made to the story will be seen as desecrating the fantasy world that Rowling created. That’s why it’s easy to understand why the filmmakers were so reluctant to change anything.
As a faithful rendering of the book squeezed into a two-and-a-half hour period, the movie is beautifully done. I don’t have a single complaint about any of the actors, who successfully bring to life, with the aid of costume design and special effects, the many colorful characters from the book. My favorite character, the giant Hagrid, is played by Robbie Coltrane, and I say with no exaggeration that he is exactly how I imagined him while reading the book. It’s as if they took the image in my mind and transferred it to the screen. While I had my own personal image of Snape (for some reason, I always imagined him as the head villain from another Chris Columbus film, “Adventures in Babysitting”), Alan Rickman is perfect in the role. I usually expect to have words of criticism for some performances, but I just don’t. The remaining adult actors, including Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall and Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore, are as good as they possibly could be, and the kids do an excellent job of holding their own against these veterans. Some have criticized Daniel Radcliffe for appearing too subdued in the title role, but that’s exactly how the character is portrayed in the book: modest, unassuming, and laid-back. The kids who play Harry’s two best friends are flawless.
I had a lot of worries about the fact that it was being directed by Chris Columbus, whose entire directorial career so far has consisted of over-the-top slapstick films. I was pleasantly surprised that he did not direct the Harry Potter film in this way. Except for brief moments like the children’s delayed reaction to a giant three-headed dog they encounter and Harry’s swallowing the quaffle ball, there is nothing here to remind us that this film is directed by the same person who gave us films like “Home Alone” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Indeed, I think Columbus may have gone just a tad bit too far in trying not to make the film seem cartoony. I would have liked to see a little more emotion on the actors’ faces at certain times. Overall, however, his restraint works nicely in giving the film the kind of believability the book possesses.
But much is left out. Harry’s caretaker Uncle Vernon, a prominent character in the book, is given less attention in the movie than some of the bit characters. The gently satirical aspects of Hogwarts School aren’t in the movie at all. We never see the ghostly history teacher who died several years back but kept on teaching. Lines like the following–“Professor McGonagall watched [her students] turn a mouse into a snuffbox–points were given for how pretty the snuffbox was, but taken away if it had whiskers”–find no equivalent in the movie. The movie does include platform nine-and-three-quarters, though the way the kids disappear into the wall isn’t as mysterious as I had visualized, and the sorting hat is there, minus the great poem explaining the differences between the four schools.
Not that I’m blaming the movie for omitting some details. Some things from the book would not have translated easily to the screen, and it would have been very difficult to stick everything in. Had Columbus done so and allowed the film to be as long as necessary (eight hours, maybe?), like a BBC miniseries, the film might have been a masterpiece, but few kids would ever have had the patience or attention span to sit through it.
The problem is that the amusing details are much of what make Harry Potter such a special story. A whole universe is created in Rowling’s series, in which a magical society exists within our own ordinary “muggle” world and is kept secret by a bureaucracy with its own rules, history and politics. The way magic is treated in her books, not as something medieval but as very similar to the way our own contemporary world works, is a large part of their charm. Take away these details, and you’re left with a fairly conventional tale of a young wizard fighting an evil sorcerer.
Although the audience I was with broke into applause as soon as the movie ended (something I’ve never seen happen before, though I don’t go to the theater that often), some people have complained about the movie dragging at certain points. I didn’t have that problem, but, as I said, I wasn’t really trying to get involved in the movie’s story. After thinking about it, it does seem like parts of the movie fail to convey a sense of urgency. Why should this be? I never felt that way when reading the books, and this is without a doubt the very same story.
The answer, I think, is that the books portray much of Harry’s anxiety in trying to succeed in school (for if he’s kicked out, he’ll go straight back to his horrible uncle) and fit in with the kids there. The movie doesn’t tap into these anxieties enough, so why should we care whether he wins the Quidditch match (other than that he survives in one piece) and gets through the school year? The only real suspense in the movie after he arrives at Hogwarts comes from the story of Lord Voldemort returning, which in the book is almost secondary. Harry’s adventures getting along in the school are fun and interesting, but as they are presented to us in the film, there isn’t enough tying them all together.
What we have here is a serviceable dramatization of a wonderful children’s series, but it doesn’t entirely succeed in standing on its own. Perhaps it should have diverged from the book just a little, to compensate for the difficulties in translating some of the book’s delights to the screen. In its current form, it’s almost like a preview of the book. Its lack of fullness, and its dependence on the book, might actually increase the popularity and endurance of Rowling’s series by making those who see the film yearn for more, which they can get from the real thing.
We’re Off to See the Wizard
“Harry Potter learns, on his 11th birthday, that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards, and possesses magical powers of his own. (Sent to) ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, discovering a world of magic and fantasy, where he is destined to live,” according to the film’s official synopsis. This was the first of the films bringing J.K. Rowling’s beloved “Harry Potter” characters to motion picture life; and, it must be considered a rousing success.
Importantly, Ms. Rowling insisted on retaining much creative control, so a higher than usual amount of integrity to the material is maintained. This doesn’t benefit the film in every respect; but, it certainly was, in hindsight, the only sure-fire way to introduce these adventures to cinema. One change, done for the book, was that the title would be altered from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” for U.S. consumption; it goes against the grain, and works perfectly. “Sorcerer’s Stone” is shorter, provides alliteration, and better illustrates the conflict present in the story.
Initially, it wasn’t obvious that the young trio playing “Harry”, “Ron”, and “Hermione” had the acting ability to go along with looking right for the leading roles; fortunately, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson would turn out to be just perfect. Richard Harris (as Albus Dumbledore) and Maggie Smith (as Minerva McGonagall) herald a stellar parade of Brits playing throughout the “Potter” films, with Robbie Coltrane (as Rubeus Hagrid) going to the head of this, the first class.
******** Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (11/4/01) Chris Columbus ~ Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 32 min (152 min), 2 hr 39 min (159 min) (extended)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director Chris Columbus
Writer J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 17 wins & 68 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS (8 channels), 12-Track Digital Sound, IMAX 6-Track, DTS (DTS: X), Dolby Atmos (re-release)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 4,248 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2017 remaster), Super 35
Printed Film Format IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)