Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Sorcerer’s Stone is the start of the Harry Potter and the wizarding world, written by JK Rowling. This movie was directed by Chris Columbus.
Harry Potter’s Life as Muggles
Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone movie starts with Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall along with Hagrid and leave Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) to Dursleys, Harry’s uncle and aunt. Where He grows up in cupboard under the staircase. Dursleys are muggles. Muggles are those who don’t know magic. Wizarding world is hidden from Muggles. Harry is living there under the impression that his parents were died in a car accident. He has not felt any love from his uncle and aunt. Harry has a cousin named Dudley; he is a spoiled kid. Harry has to wear his clothes and old school uniforms for school. Overall, Harry is living with them unknown to Wizarding world where he is famous and known by everyone, except the fact that many weird things are happening to him which looks like magic.
Harry speaks Parseltongue in Sorcerer’s Stone for the first time
In Philosopher’s Stone, it shows harry speaking to the snake while in reality he must be hissing. We don’t find him using Parseltongue until the next part chamber of secrets. One day, on a visit to the zoo, Harry finds that the snake he was talking through glass can understand him. Suddenly, Dudley knocks him down and starts looking at the snake. Harry gets angry and suddenly the glass disappears which causes Dudley fall into the case of snake. The snake moves out, expresses gratitude to Harry and leaves the zoo. To this, his uncle gets angry to Harry for what he has done; to which Harry replies that it was like magic, the glass suddenly disappeared.
After that, Harry starts receiving letter addressed to him but Dursleys never let Harry read those letters because they knew those were Wizarding world letters from Hogwarts, but letters do not stop coming. In attempt to get rid of those letters, Dursleys go to an island with Harry.
Hagrid arrives (Sorcerer’s Stone)
The magic begins. Hagrid comes there knocking the door frightening everyone and says the famous word, “you’re a wizard Harry”. Harry does not understand this. Hagrid explains it to him, also gives him his birthday cake as Today Harry became 11-year-old, an age required to go to Hogwarts.
Harry gets ready to go to the unknown world of magic. They get their school supply from the Diagon Alley with the money his parents James and Lily Potter had left for him. Oh yes, you all know his parents died saving him from Voldemort and not in car accident.
Sorting of Harry Potter (Sorcerer’s Stone)
He becomes friend with Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) in the train and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) after the trio defeats the mountain troll, oh I cut the Hogwarts sorting. So, the students get sorted into four Hogwarts houses by the sorting hat of Godric Gryffindor. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger get sorted into Gryffindor House.
Now let’s see what their personality in Sorcerer’s Stone. Well, Harry and Ron are just normal guys you know, normal. They are brave, well it’s obvious as they are in Gryffindor after all. Hermione is different, studious, rule follower, pretty much a person who would be sorted into Ravenclaw.
Ron is a pure blood meaning he is from the magical family, Harry is a half blood, his mother is from muggle world and father a pure blood and lastly Hermione is a muggle-born, both parents are muggles, dentists by profession. Why does this matter? At first, not at all. But there are people in the wizarding world who despise muggles and don’t want muggle-born to join the school or teach them magic. They believe that magic is solely for pure blood families.
Harry Potter learns more about his parents and becomes seeker in the quidditch team. Quidditch is a wonderful game played flying on the broom and Harry finds that he has a natural talent for it. His father was a quidditch player too. He gets this position which is rarely given to any first-year student at Hogwarts.
One night the trio finds them on the forbidden floor in the Hogwarts school, and ends up in a room where there is a giant dog with three heads. Its name is Fluffy, Hermione notices that it was guarding something (Sorcerer’s Stone) under his feet.
Harry’s first quidditch match starts with caption as Oliver Wood. Harry was nervous at first, but then he gets the hang of it. Suddenly his broom starts acting weird, almost knocked him off. But you know Hermione saves the day, by accident that is, and with Harry’s amazing skills, he catches the Golden Snitch and win the match.
The Trio Saves Sorcerer’s Stone
The trio discovers from Hagrid that it is personal matter between Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel. They come to wrong conclusion that Severus Snape wants to steal the philosopher’s Stone or Sorcerer’s Stone and they themselves tries to save it. They learned how to calm Fluffy and with great courage and breaking many rules of Hogwarts they go into the door Fluffy was guarding.
With Hermione’s help they passed through The Devil’s Snare. Ron was frightened. Well, in the movie at least. In the book it was Hermione who got frightened. I personally don’t like how Ron’s brave actions transferred to Hermione and Ron ends up crybaby in movies. But books readers know this.
The security of the Sorcerer’s Stone is like the skill level of individual from trio. They needed key to get to the door through flying broom, harry was expert in it, needed to play chess and Ron knows chess and Hermione got through Potions riddle. Ultimately ended up knowing it was Professor Quirrell who was after Sorcerer’s Stone. Well, not much of a good plot I guess, I mean last point actually, three riddles to solve for three of them with their respective skills and they solve them. Predictable. Any way it was the base of a new world and overall movie is good to watch.
Oh, I forgot to mentioned mirror of erised. Actually, many things, but you know everything and if not, I don’t want to spoil the fun. Harry saw his parents in that mirror as it is your desire that reflects in the mirror.
Ultimately, Harry defeated Voldemort and stops him from getting back to life by Sorcerer’s Stone. Also getting more points for the Gryffindor house and they won the house cup.
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