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post Jul 25 2015, 05:26 PM
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Finishing in 7th place is the first installment of the Harry Potter series, The Philosopher's Stone



Summary: Contains spoilers, but y'know you shouldn't even be voting or be proud if you haven't seen them all
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is a seemingly ordinary boy, living with his hostile relatives, the Dursleys in Surrey. On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns from a mysterious stranger, Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane), that he is actually a wizard, famous in the Wizarding World for surviving an attack by the evil Lord Voldemort when Harry was only a baby. Voldemort killed Harry's parents, but his attack on Harry rebounded, leaving only a lightning-bolt scar on Harry's forehead and rendering Voldemort powerless. Hagrid reveals to Harry that he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After buying his school supplies from the hidden London street, Diagon Alley, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts via the concealed Platform 9¾ in King's Cross Station.

On the train, Harry meets Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), a boy from a large, but poor, pure-blood wizard family, and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), a witch born to non-magical parents. Once they arrive at the school, Harry and all of the other first-year students are sorted into four different houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. As Slytherin is noted for being the house of darker wizards and witches, Harry successfully begs the magical Sorting Hat not to put him in Slytherin. He winds up in Gryffindor, along with Ron and Hermione. Ron's older brothers have all gone to Gryffindor too: mischievous twins Fred and George, Percy, Charlie (who researches dragons in Romania) and Bill (who works for Gringotts Bank).

At Hogwarts, Harry begins learning wizardry and also discovers more about his past and his parents. He gets recruited for Gryffindor's Quidditch (a sport in the wizarding world where people fly on broomsticks) team as a Seeker, as his father was before him. One night, he, Ron and Hermione find a giant three-headed dog named Fluffy, who belongs to Hagrid, on a restricted floor at the school. They later find out the dog is guarding the Philosopher's Stone, an item that can be used to grant its owner immortality. After Ron tells Harry what he thinks about Hermione, unintentionally hurting her feelings, the 3 of them battle a fully-grown mountain troll on Halloween in the girls' bathroom. Harry concludes that his potions teacher, the unfriendly Severus Snape (Alan Rickman), is trying to obtain the stone in order to return Voldemort to a human form. Harry encounters Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest where he, Ron, Hermione and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) are serving detention by helping Hagrid look for an injured unicorn after being caught wandering around at night.

After hearing from Hagrid that Fluffy will fall asleep if played music, Harry, Ron and Hermione decide to find the stone before Snape does. They face a series of tasks that are helping protect the stone and test each of their respective skills, which include surviving a deadly plant, flying past hundreds of flying keys and winning a violent, life-sized chess game.

After getting past the tasks, Harry finds out that it was not Snape who wanted the stone, but rather Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Professor Quirrell. Quirrell removes his turban and reveals Voldemort to be living on the back of his head. Voldemort tries to convince Harry to give him the stone (which Harry suddenly finds in his pocket as the result of an enchantment by the headmaster, Albus Dumbledore), by promising to bring his parents back from the dead, but Harry refuses. Quirrell tries to kill him but Harry's touch prevents Quirrell from hurting Harry and causes his hand to turn to dust. Quirrell then tries to take the stone but Harry grabs his face, causing Quirrell to turn into dust and die. When Harry gets up, Voldemort's spirit forms and passes through Harry, knocking him unconscious, before fleeing.

Harry wakes up in the school's hospital wing, with Professor Dumbledore at his side. Dumbledore explains that the stone has been destroyed, and that, despite Ron nearly being killed in the chess match, both he and Hermione are fine. The reason Quirrell burned at Harry's touch was because when Harry's mother died to save him, her death gave Harry a magical, love-based protection against Voldemort. Harry, Ron and Hermione are rewarded house points for their heroic performances, and Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) is rewarded for bravely standing up to them, winning Gryffindor the House Cup. Before Harry and the rest of the students leave for the summer, Harry realizes that while every other student is going home, Hogwarts is truly his home.



7th: Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone 10 votes/24.39% | 16 votes/59.26% in TIEBREAKER
8th: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince 10 votes/27.03%


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post Jul 25 2015, 05:37 PM
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Chamber of ha secrets for me. easily the weakest left, altho still v good
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post Jul 25 2015, 06:09 PM
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Ask Kaban.
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post Jul 25 2015, 07:14 PM
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Azkaban easily
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post Jul 25 2015, 08:10 PM
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Chamber of Secrets for me.

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post Jul 25 2015, 08:24 PM
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Azkhaban
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post Jul 25 2015, 08:38 PM
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Deathly Hallows Part I, has it's nice moments but feels too much like a prelude.

Actually can't believe the best film in the whole thing is about to leave sad.gif
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post Jul 25 2015, 08:42 PM
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Going with Chamber, hope Azkaban stays.
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post Jul 25 2015, 09:25 PM
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Chamber without hesitation. I'm starting to wonder what I'm seeing in Azkhaban that other people are not? To me, it's a stunning movie. It's also got a 91% aggregated review on Rotten Tomatoes, 2nd only to DH2. I can't for one second even fathom how anyone could prefer Chamber of Secrets over it.

I struggle to watch Chamber now as I can't see past the atrocious acting. Not from the kids either, but from Christian Coulson. He hams it up to the point of no return. It just makes me cringe every time. The last time I decided to watch all the movies, I skipped Chamber altogether.
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post Jul 25 2015, 09:46 PM
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Chamber of shit again
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post Jul 26 2015, 04:50 AM
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Going for Prisoner again
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post Jul 26 2015, 11:23 AM
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If you've read the book, Azkaban is shit. It was one of my favourite books but the film went with the style over substance route and gave me none of the feel the book did. I can see how film lovers can love it but from a story perspective, it's weak.
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post Jul 26 2015, 01:47 PM
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I see. That's quite interesting I suppose. I've not read the books, although it's something I've been meaning to do for a long time, so I'm looking at it as a movie, carrying on a story. I've no idea what might be missing or different.

Well that answers that then. Best get reading.
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post Jul 26 2015, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE(PaulM1983 @ Jul 25 2015, 10:25 PM) *
Chamber without hesitation. I'm starting to wonder what I'm seeing in Azkhaban that other people are not? To me, it's a stunning movie. It's also got a 91% aggregated review on Rotten Tomatoes, 2nd only to DH2. I can't for one second even fathom how anyone could prefer Chamber of Secrets over it.


Yeah Prisoners is my favorite entry in the entire series! I actually think DH1 is the worst in the franchise so I'm rooting for that to go out this round although it doesn't seem like it sad.gif

I think my list would go:

1. Prizoner Of Azkabhan
2. Chamber of Secrets
3. Order of the Phoenix
4. The Goblet of Fire
5. Philosopher's Stone
6. Deathly Hallows Part II
7. Half-Blood prince
8. Deathly Hallows Part I


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post Jul 26 2015, 04:22 PM
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I've not read the books and hated the first film so much it put me off watching the rest until it was all over. Enough people said to stick with it so I began from the beginning again. Azkhaban was the first of the films where I thought there might actually be some worth in the series.
It remains easily one of the best films in the story I'm bemused as to why it's in danger.
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post Jul 26 2015, 10:11 PM
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Deathly Hallows Part 1 should've left by now.
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post Jul 26 2015, 10:27 PM
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'Chamber Of Secrets'!

After this goes, it'll be hard. But I'm going to be sad when it'll be 'Prisoner Of Azkaban' leaving and it could even be this round (!!). It's also my favourite of the films (no, I haven't read the book! tongue.gif ).
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post Jul 27 2015, 11:53 AM
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All these non book readers! Seriously the book of Azkaban was VASTLY superior to the film.
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post Jul 27 2015, 11:58 AM
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QUOTE(Nelly. S @ Jul 26 2015, 05:16 PM) *
Yeah Prisoners is my favorite entry in the entire series! I actually think DH1 is the worst in the franchise so I'm rooting for that to go out this round although it doesn't seem like it sad.gif

I think my list would go:

1. Prizoner Of Azkabhan
2. Chamber of Secrets
3. Order of the Phoenix
4. The Goblet of Fire
5. Philosopher's Stone
6. Deathly Hallows Part II
7. Half-Blood prince
8. Deathly Hallows Part I



Mine is;

1)Goblet of Fire
2) Order of the Pheonix
3) Deathly Hallows Part II
----Big gap---
4) Chamber of Secrets
5) Deathly Hallows Part I
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6) Prisoner of Azkaban
7) Philosopher's Stone
8) Half Blood Prince
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post Jul 29 2015, 12:16 AM
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I read PoA and I loved the film as well. Then again I haven't read PoA since...probably before Deathly Hallows (the book) came out, and I've seen the film many times since.
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