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Holiday Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Not available on Streaming (2001)
Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.
A few days ago I broke out my set of discs of Harry Potter (including Fantastic Beasts) because it’s the perfect holiday movie. Mine have the extended version on them which I realized I had never seen before. That’s a shocker considering that it’s my favorite book and movie series of all time.
I decided to add this to our rotation of reviews to highlight the things that were a little different. One major thing I noticed is when Snape is telling Harry about what Bezoar is...etc… he goes right up next to him and sits and explains it. It is meant to be imposing, but in reality (knowing what we know) I now see it as Snape instructing him for things he will need later on to retrieve the stone. It’s so subtle and Alan Rickman (RIP) did such an amazing job at the subtext that I am really sad that this part didn’t make it in the final cut.
Tune in later for movie #2!
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