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The long way to magical maturity,
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This review is from: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone [DVD]  (DVD)
If you watch The Philosopher's stone now, you are bound to know about Harry Potter. This film, even more than the others, shows how difficult it is to make a movie out of a much beloved novel, trying to attract both fans and neophites. It is definitely more for children than the books are, the dark side of Harry's Muggle childhood is not there, and little Daniel Radcliffe glides across the screen with an expression of permanent wonder. On the other hand, due to the novel being shorter than the others, there will be fewer episodes that readers will miss, but the characters (especially Hermione) are simpler than on the page. All in all, a nice way to spend an afternoon inside.