hp1Our family has begun a project for the summer, where we review one item a week. So each week, everyone takes on one item (book, movie, product, event, etc..) to give their take on it. My review for this week is of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This is a theatrical adaptation of the book of the same name. Although it has been some time since I read the book, I believe that the movie did the book proud.

I liked the characters as they were portrayed particularly because they were almost identically like the book. I also liked that the magic was not the focal point of the story, just like in the book. The final battle scene was a bit of a let down for me, I pictured it more dramatic but I do have to say that Mr. Chris Columbus did work very hard to ensure the movie did not stray from the book. The one thing that I wished they had done was selected younger actors to play the characters. I can’t see how those involved did not think that the other books would not be made into film. If they would have chosen actors that were three to four years younger they would be able to grow with the movies and look the part better.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by Chris Columbus was a very good adaptation of the book and I must commend Mr. Columbus for keeping his artistic license in check and translating the feeling of the book to his film without altering the story. I would highly recommend this movie.