My Take: Now that I finally listened to the first book in the Harry Potter series I HAD to see the movie! I feel like these books and movies are so ingrained in the psyche of people the world over so I was excited to finally know what everyone was talking about. My boyfriend has been rolling his eyes because he saw the movie when it came out and really didn't have a desire to watch it with me again - I think he's probably seen it a half dozen times! So when he was out of town, I popped the dvd in and sat down to see what all of the hype was about!
Wow, how young was little Harry/Daniel Radcliffe? So cute! I think they did a really good job casting this movie. Naturally I knew, for the most part, who was who when I was listening to the audiobook in the movie, because while I hadn't been reading/watching them, I also don't live in a cave and you can't really avoid all of the hype everytime a new movie comes out so naturally I envisioned the main characters in the roles but the supporting cast I didn't really know. I thought they were great. Hagrid was probably one of my favorite characters in the 'Sorcerer's Stone'. He protected Harry and, well, he had a Scottish accent and was funny. In the movie, I absolutely loved him too!
The movie did a good job of not being super scary for the little kids that for sure would be wanting to see it but of course had that eerie edge because it's about wizards which I was grateful for because I have a very low tolerance for the scary! I am definitely looking forward to continuing to watch these movies after I listen to the audiobooks!