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Chris Columbus takes us into a magical world of Witchcraft
and Wizardry in this very close interpolation of JK
Rowlings first book in the series of Harry Potter
Philosopher's stone is an enchanting book, so it was
interesting to see the film making a very good
attempt to keep as close to the regional story as
possible. The film starts with the baby Harry
Potter being delivered by a Mad Rocker on a flying
bike. The Biker, just happens to be a giant.
Harry then spends the first ten years of his life living under the stairs in the house of his
Aunt and Uncle's. They both treat him as
a freak. Then, one day, out of the blue letters
start to fly in and then the Aunt and Uncle move
with their horrible son. Next the loveable giant comes to him with an invitation to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry soon discovers that there are two
worlds, one is magical and can not be seen by "normal
people", the other is the "real
world". The best part of the film is
when Harry learns to play Quidditch.
verdict is that this is a real classic, but
could frighten very young children, so be
warned. In all it is worth a good four
stars. It is a shame about the hype, as it
tends to spoil the magic a bit. If you take
away the hype, then I would give it five out of
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by Patrick Trollope.
First credits only:- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith,Robbie,
Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Fina Shaw, Ian Hart, Zoe
Wannamaker and Richard Harris.