Ben Oliver

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

You’re a wizard, Harry!
04 April 2020

Looks like we’re watching all 8 of these, that’s married life in a lockdown for you.

A weak film with some dull lead performances from the kids (except Emma Watson who gets the brief), but this is nevertheless a faithful adaptation of the book. Much like the book, it fleshes out a rich and welcoming world before conjuring up the excitment of going on a new adventure.

Needlessly long, but still holds up 20 years on.