Even 20 years later, the magic is still with us. Slowly, and without most of us noticing, the huge brand called “Harry Potter” is celebrating its 20th birthday. True, the first book came out back in 1997, but the big boom and global breakthrough came with the first film in the series “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, which premiered The famous trio starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. And of course we will not forget one of the greatest of them all, thanks to whom millions of people fell in love with the character of Severus Snape – Alan Rickman who passed away in 2016.
In honor of the impressive landmark, Warner Bros., which owns the distribution rights for the films, has released a new version of the film to theaters, which is specifically tailored to existing technologies in 2021 and which are designed to give the viewer what was not possible in 2001. Feel like he’s himself at Hogwarts.
The redesigned version, which will be released in the coming days, will allow viewers the perfect experience thanks to the 4DX experience. For those unfamiliar, these are movie theaters, which using sliding chairs and a variety of other means allows you to go deeper into the viewing experience, and when it comes to a movie that is all about magic – the adventure intensifies even more.
I got to see the film in the 4DX hall of “Yes Planet” in Rishon Lezion, which only added to the fun. From the first moment it was clear, even though the film came out 20 years ago, it would not detract from the reference to it in cinema. Undoubtedly, the Hess Planet team made it clear from the first moment that they know exactly what this film symbolizes to viewers and he will get the respect he deserves. After we got the tickets, and of course stocked up as usual and as required on cola and popcorn, we entered the hall and just waited to hear the familiar tune of the biggest brand of the 21st century.
Unlike new movies, which no one knows by heart, the “Sage Stone” any avid fan can quote. Not just the punch lines, but the whole movie. Just try to imagine what it is like to pass 152 minutes of watching, when the whole hall knows exactly what is coming and everyone says together the appropriate magic words. It is true that for those who are watching for the first time it is certainly not a pleasant experience, but for those who are present in this hall overall there was an opportunity to show that he too knows that they say “Lebi-o-sa, not Lebi-o-Sar”.
If you are still considering whether to go and watch the remake, let me finish the deliberation for you. Just go. The 4DX version will allow you to get a little closer to what is happening on the screen in front of you. You will feel like you’re right next to the Quidditch players on the court, feel the explosion top and the smell of smoke as Seamus Finigan blows up another random object as he tries to enchant it and even feel like you yourself are waving a wand and whispering “Elohumura” to open another locked door in the third floor hallway .
In conclusion, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” version 2021 may not reveal new content, but it really should not. The technological adjustments, together with the 4DX halls, make the magical world come to life once again and allow you for two and a half hours to forget that there is a world outside that is suffering from an epidemic, and between us, that’s all it takes.