Wow, 2001! I was 7 years old when this movie came out. Man, time flies. This was only my second theatre experience. The first one being Toy Story 2 in 2000. Anyway, enough with the nostalgia, let’s continue with the review. I love this movie. I love it a lot. Sets up the franchise really well. It is by far the most magical and in my opinion the most enjoyable movie of the series. I don’t know, could be the nostalgia talking. Or not. All of this stuff is new to Harry, he constantly has the look of awe and wow on his face any time something magical happens. Not gonna lie, I kind of had that reaction as well when watching it for the first time, and I feel like I unknowingly did again rewatching this movie yesterday. So, in this movie Harry is an orphaned boy who enrols into Hogwarts, a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. That’s all that I can say about the plot without spoiling anything. Let’s talk about the casting in this movie. It’s phenomenal, honestly. Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Rupert Grint as Ron, Emma Watson as Hermione, Alan Rickman as Snape, Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Maggie Smith as professor McGonagall, even Richard Harris as the first Dumbledore. They’re all amazing in this movie. Perfect. Not to mention that the music in these movies is a thing of beauty.
I’m giving this movie a 10/10* for sure. It’s a movie that I will watch many more time and I truly believe that the franchise couldn’t have started any better.