For those that have read the book many times you will wonder if this film met or even exceeded those expectations that the book set fourth. "Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone" is not only a classic , but an epic film and idea since it's inception in January of 01. What filmmakers called a challenge , is exactly what the reader likes to see, a-true-the-page adoption. Harry Potter provides just that. Cast as Harry is Daniel Radcliffe who played the character with dignity and respect for the role. Rupert Grint is Ron Weasley who comes from a poor family of five children, and Emma Watson is the know-it-all of the trio who plays her character with some spunk. Needless to say her character is the only one who seems capable of seeing events as a whole , when they unravel.These three young actors together created a chemistry that almost lasted a decade as the Potter films progressed. These three couldn't have done so without the ensemble case of adult actors ; which included Alan Rickman ,Maggie Smith, Fiona Shaw,Richard Griffiths,Ian Hart, Robbie Coltrane, and the late Richard Harris (to be replaced in the prisoner of azkaban by Michael Gambon). Set in a world of wizards and warlocks we are told the tragic story of Harry and the loss of his parents to "he who must not be named" an evil-doer who all wizards fear. During that fateful night when his parents were killed , somehow, harry survived and thus has become famous for it. Although famous, Harry , seems to careless. which shows us an anti-hero at the mercy of the universe around him. Harry is raised by his remaining family as someone they could care less about , but yet they know his family secrets , when letters come from a wizardry school by the hundreds. Harry Potter provides us with a world filled with unicorns, three headed-dogs, and dragons. It's messages are pure and to the point unlike most films of today. For example when Harry has become amused with the idea of seeing his parents everyday in the mirror of Arisette. Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris in a perfect role) is there to set harry straight. "a truly Happy man would look into that mirror and see himself exactly the way he is". If you loved the Novel by J.K. Rowling you'll love the movie as well.