Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★

As an adult, this one feels too much like a Chris Columbus production. It’s so faithful that loses any sense of its own identity and tends to feel flat - sans the production design, score and adult casting. Also, the VFX somehow get even worse every time I watch it. They look like a PS2 cut sequence. Nostalgia sorta keeps me from disliking this, but it’s definitely my second-to-last film of the series.

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