Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

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Let the Magic Begin. 2001/11/16 152 min.


Being one of the most popular movies in recent years, The Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone are undoubtedly one of the best ones in the series. More than being a favorite of the young people, it is also recommended by teachers and experts, who think it is not just a kid's fantasy. Being a long film, The Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone have plenty of wonderful scenes, which in some ways even make the first movie look like a school work project.

If you are someone who has seen the first movie and loved it, then you will surely adore the second movie. Not only is the plot of the film similar to the first one, but there are many interesting twists as well. In fact, this movie becomes more believable and thrilling with each passing scene.

One of the most intriguing scenes in the movie is when Dumbledore visits Harry at his new home. There, he expresses his deep regret for having Harry forced to stay away from the wizarding world by his cousin Dudley. He explains that Harry is now a part of their world and no longer a troublemaker. The events of the last movie depict Harry's friendly attitude towards the wizarding world. That is why it is surprising that he soon had a severe dislike of wizards and magic.

Dumbledore's motives for trying to get Harry back are also shown in the movie. This is the reason why it is expected that Harry will be returning to the wizarding world when the school year is over. Once he returns, there is one question that he is very eager to answer: 'What is the meaning of life?'

Of course, the events of the first movie, which was the beginning of a new chapter in the story, still remain a mystery to all the characters who are involved in it. For example, Peter Pettigrew is still in prison, despite the fact that he has already confessed to the murder of Sirius Black, who was the person who turned him into a werewolf. However, this may not be too surprising as the situation was different in the first movie when Sirius Black was the person responsible for Peter's transformation.

Another character that did not return in the movie is Lupin, who is the well-known actor of the film, playing Harry's pet dog. He didn't appear in the first movie, which means that he was one of the real characters, although Harry was the only one who saw him. Though Lupin does not reappear, this is a sign that Harry's teacher, Professor McGonagall, might be coming back in the sequel. She was the first character to talk to Harry, or tell him his name.

Another scene worth mentioning is when Bellatrix is finally defeated, although she is still not fully transformed into a werewolf. This scene brings back the element of suspense of the previous movie.

Overall, The Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a movie that is filled with humor and suspense. It is the perfect place to be if you enjoy a long and exciting adventure.

Original title Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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