Whenever I come across a great article or list of successful mooks I make it a point to blog or tweet about it. The best mooks out there deserve as much recognition as they can get and I often find that people don’t even realize some awesome movies were a book first. My good friend Alex (@THE_ALEX_ROCHA) suggested I share a list of my own, considering my devotion to mooks and knowledge of many of them. So, I am starting a series of posts called The Mook List which start at #10 and end with #1 (with maybe a few honorable mentions here and there). Please share your feedback, as always!
THE MOOK LIST – #10
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Why it worked: This is how my love of mooks began. Sure, I had seen book-to-film adaptations before the Harry Potter franchise, but no movie ever had me stunned with its perfection. To this day, I will argue that Sorcerer’s Stone is one of the best films of the series purely based on how true it stays to the book. As always, there are minor changes, but this movie made Harry Potter what it is today. Everything–the set design, the costumes, the casting, the make up–was 100% on point and this movie represents all that a mook should be.
Why you might disagree: Huge fans of Harry Potter tend to prefer the darker part of the series as opposed to the youthful, cheery first installments. That being said, I almost feel that as the movies went along they became more of a disappointment, while leaving Sorcerer’s Stone behind with its PG rating and 10 year old lead actors. Some fans also hated Chris Columbus’ directing in Sorcerer’s Stone (as well as Chamber of Secrets) and may not find this movie as delightful as I did.