Tune into MTV Movies Blog all week long for our series of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” primers, where we’ll look back on each film in the series and highlight the details you need to remember going into the grand finale. For a full recap on the previous films, head here!
After the jump, we break down some integral moments from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” that end up being very important come the series’ conclusion.
Harry’s Physical Appearance
No, we aren’t talking about the fact that the Boy Who Lived has a lightning bolt-shaped scar emblazoned on his forehead, though that’s part of it. Every time a new character meets Harry in “Sorcerer’s Stone” who knew his parents, said character references the fact that Harry is the spitting image of his father, but with his mother’s brilliant green eyes. At the time it seemed like a throw-away fact, but it is actually one of the most significant elements of the series that Harry contains these physical characteristics of his ill-fated parents.
Snape Immediately Hates Harry
Throughout the entirety of the series, Severus Snape has been at odds with Harry Potter. Though at this point in the film series it is unclear whether or not Snape is actually good or evil or whether he is working for or against Harry, the fact that he does not like the boy wizard is clear. But there is a story there that is actually very important to Harry’s tale as a whole, and it stems from the discord between Harry and Snape ever since the Potions master first set eyes on him.
The House Ghosts
At first glance, the inclusion of the Hogwarts ghosts seems like a fun, frivolous bout of storytelling in “Sorcerer’s Stone.” But as Harry’s tale progresses, it turns out that the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost, and the Bloody Baron, Slytherin’s ghost, serve a much greater purpose than just making Hogwarts students miserable.
Harry’s Invisibility Cloak
James Potter’s invisibility cloak that Harry receives in “Sorcerer’s Stone” comes in handy on numerous occassions throughout the “Harry Potter” series, but it’s not until Harry hears about the Deathly Hallows that he realizes that his cloak of invisibility is a bit different than all the rest. It’s too good, almost as if it’s more magical than every other cloak of invisibility that’s ever been heard of.
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