Friday, November 18, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 11/19/2016


FORMAT: HD-DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 20 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 31.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5557.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: A young wizard discovers the dark past of the secret society at his school for magic.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Morality tale of family, friendship and how evil doers always meet an untimely end.

PROS AND CONS:  I am not a huge fan of this franchise.  It is a good film and very well made, but it is a targeted media franchise and you can tell that they are making money hand over fist with it.

What stands out more about this film than anything else is the depth of detail that the creators have taken to produce this alternate reality of magical people and beasts.  It is like “Star Wars” for the next generation, but instead of lightsabers and starfighters, you have wands and unicorns.  

I know that a lot of Evangelicals and Alt-Right individuals don’t like this franchise because of its focus on witchcraft and demonology.  So I found the Christmas scene in the film somewhat humorous.  Did anyone ever buy Lord Voldemort a Christmas present?

To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.