‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ captivates audience

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hp1Before I get into this, please read the books before you watch the movies. Also, some of you might think, “Excuse me, I already know everything about the boy who lived.” I get it, but to all you muggles who haven’t touched the series, you should definitely read up.

J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series has been a second religion to children, teens, and adults everywhere Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” was released by Warner Bros. in 2001 and succeeded in bringing the book to life.

A young orphan named Harry were killed by the story’s villain, Lord Voldemort (Richard Bremmer) and discovers his magical background, he lives with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley.

Harry’s unsatisfactory life takes an exciting turn on his 11th birthday nonstop action. He discovers the from Diagon Alley to the notorious Hogwarts castle.

At school, he meets Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), who become his two best friends throughout the series. Together, they work to uncover the mystery of the Sorcerer’s Stone while learning what it’s like to be a wizard.

Director Chris Columbus transports readers from their sofa to the wizarding world. Viewers aren’t just watching Harry choose his wand or being sorted, they are right there with him, like his shadow. When Harry walks into Diagon Alley for the first time with Hogwart’s Keeper of Keys and Grounds Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) viewers are walking down the cobblestone road with them. The setting of Hogwarts peels off the pages of the books and onto the screen as the Hogwart’s Express totes the students to their first day of school.

In the heat of the action where Harry comes face to face with Voldemort since he was given his lightning-bolt scar, viewers can be sure their hearts will be racing. You can’t help but think, “What’s going to happen next?” This is the battle that will decide the fate of our hero and set the tone for the next movies. Columbus does not disappoint.

Honestly, if you haven’t seen or read “Harry Potter” yet, then you must be living under a rock. The series was brought to life beautifully on the big screen, so kick back with a butterbeer and enjoy the books on the big screen!

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