Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Special

Teruko Okabe 2002/011/24



Once upon a time, in the world of wizardry, there was a young boy named Harry Potter who lived with his cruel and unloving relatives, the Dursleys. One day he received an acceptance letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that revealed his true identity as a wizard.

At Hogwarts, Harry made friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The three learned about magic and their classes included flying on brooms, potions, charms, and more.

However, they soon found out about a secret stone that could grant immortality to its owner. It was being guarded at Hogwarts by the school’s founder, Albus Dumbledore.

But there was someone else who wanted the stone too - Voldemort, an evil wizard who had killed Harry’s parents when he was just a baby. Voldemort had been presumed dead after trying to kill Harry but now it seemed he was back.

Harry suspected that Professor Snape might be helping Voldemort and so he set out to find the stone before it fell into the wrong hands. Together with Ron and Hermione, they navigated dangerous traps set by Dumbledore to protect the stone.

They finally reached the chamber where it was kept but were confronted by Quirrell, a professor who had been possessed by Voldemort himself. Quirrell revealed that he needed the stone for his master’s return to power.

In a tense battle against Voldemort’s spirit within Quirrell’s body, Harry used his unique ability of love-based magic to defeat him. In doing so he discovered that it was actually Dumbledore who had left clues for them all along and Snape who had been protecting him from harm all year long.

The trio emerged victoriously but not without loss - one of their professors having sacrificed himself to save them during their journey through Hogwarts’ traps.

In the end, Harry returned home with fond memories of his first year at Hogwarts while knowing that there would be many more adventures waiting for him in the future.




Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, directed by Chris Columbus, is a movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling novel of the same name. The film tells the story of an orphan boy, Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe), who discovers that he is a wizard and embarks on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The movie does an excellent job of capturing the magical world that Rowling created in her books. From the stunning special effects to the whimsical music score, every aspect of this movie immerses you in its fantastic realm.

Radcliffe’s performance as Harry Potter is outstanding. He brings both innocence and bravery to his character, making it easy for audiences to root for him throughout his journey. Rupert Grint and Emma Watson also deliver strong performances as Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively.

The film’s supporting cast is equally impressive, with standout performances from Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore, Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, and Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall. These veteran actors bring depth to their characters and elevate the film with their presence.

One of the most remarkable things about this movie is its ability to balance humor with darker themes. The film has several comedic moments that are sure to make you chuckle. At the same time, it also explores more profound themes such as friendship, sacrifice, and good vs. evil.

Furthermore, the movie boasts some fantastic production design that transports viewers into Hogwarts’ corridors. The visuals are breathtakingly beautiful; from moving staircases to hidden rooms filled with treasures unknown - we get a real sense of what life at Hogwarts would be like.

Overall, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is an enchanting adventure that captures viewers’ imaginations from beginning to end. It brings J.K Rowling’s beloved book series to life and does justice to its characters, themes, and setting. The movie’s excellent performances, stunning visuals, and magical story make it a must-watch for fans of the series and newcomers alike.



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As a child, I was moved by the movie “The Bad News Bears Go to Japan” where Japanese professional baseball players and American actors performed in front of a large audience. This made me fall in love with the movie. This blog is my review of the movie that I actually saw. Please use it as a reference when renting movies.

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Editor Teruko Okabe
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For a long time, in between housework,
I would go to the movie theater to watch films and then write reviews of the movies in a diary which I stored away in a closet.
When I showed these reviews to Azesan, he suggested turning them into a website.
I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I may be nearing the end of my life, but if reading my reviews can move the hearts of younger people,
I think that would be wonderful.
It may even become a catalyst for various realizations and changes in their lives moving forward.

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