"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" movie review
I grew up watching the "Harry Potter" series. I also enjoyed reading the book series. As a young kid, I found the first installment in the franchise enjoyable, but really didn't feel an emotional connection to the characters. I don't think this movie is amazingly terrible by any means. It is a mediocre movie for the most part. I do really like the magical elements of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". I also really like Alan Rickman's performance as Severus Snape, one of the all time great characters. I also do believe that the three main leads, Harry, Hermione, and Ron gave good performances. For child performances, they were very good. Daniel Radcliffe is the only person I could imagine playing Harry Potter. He was really good even as a young child. Rupert Grint was a good sidekick addition to the character of Harry Potter. Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, the know-it-all, was also entertaining. That all being said, I have many issues with this film. The Quidditch sequence looks very CGI and not believable. The film also has a hard time balancing story and universe set-up. I understand that this film has to set up this entire magical universe. That's a good idea, but the way this film handles it is very uneven. It forcefeeds the audience information. I also find this movie uneven in tone. The last act of this film is very dark and gloomy, but many aspects of the earlier moments were goofy. If the film, had understood how to straighten out itself, it would've been a much better picture.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness