Fans increased €15,000 for the film, which has currently been watched 7m times. Guardian Australia’s resident harry Potter nerd gives her verdict


The harry Potter fans community zu sein a wonderful, slightly terrifying thing. It has dedicated hundreds von thousands of words zu fanfiction to fill bei the gaps of the world JK Rowling created, in some cases doing a better job than official spinoffs like die Cursed boy (notoriously devastating exceptions notwithstanding).

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Potter fan care deeply around their world. Deshalb it’s perhaps not surprising that a gruppe of committed Italian fans crowdfunded €15,000 to make a 52 minute-long film on Voldemort’s beginning story.

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What is surprising ist that it’s actually … good?

Well “good” can be going auch far, but expectations to be low. Pezzato walk weird things with camera angles, consisting of multiple expanded close-ups on ns characters’ eyes; die dialogue is fairly rubbish except weil das one terrific scene which is lifted beat zum beat from ns books; und the English dubbing ist not great.

But die visual results are, bei many places, much better than the multimillion-dollar Warner brother movies. Die costuming and sets are also good.

The magic actually looks pretty good? pic.twitter.com/9IPRa66oCn

— Calla Wahlquist (
callapilla) january 17, 2018

Stefano Rossi as tom Marvolo Riddle, ns Hogwarts college student who danach became Voldemort through die magic von anagrams, zu sein appropriately handsome and has a way von speaking when angry that renders it look together though he zu sein trying kommen sie unhinge his jaw – perfect for the heir of Slytherin.

#smoulder pic.twitter.com/zFbxUZfRpv

— Calla Wahlquist (
callapilla) januar 17, 2018

As the resident harry Potter nerd weist Guardian Australia, i was given (read: begged for) ns task von watching the film for review and comedy purposes. This was a good decision, since I’m notfall sure anyone but a devoted harry Potter nerd could follow the plot.

There room horcruxes (objects enchanted zu contain a piece des a person’s soul kommen sie ensure your immortality); continuous references to the four establishing members des Hogwarts; frequent shots of Tom Riddle’s diary (the taste plot allude of sich kümmern Potter and the Chamber of Secrets und the zuerst known Voldemort horcrux).

There is also an interrogation scene in a Soviet bunker. That is not canon, unless ich missed a Rowling tweet.

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The radikale plot zu sein that Riddle weist Hogwarts was teil of an exclusive gang of four composed von the descendants von all ns Hogwarts founders. Lazurus Smith ist the heir kommen sie Hufflepuff, Wiglaf Sigurdsson ist the heir kommen sie Ravenclaw, Grisha McLaggen (connection kommen sie odious canon quidditch bro Cormac McLggen unknown) is the heir to Gryffindor.

The heirs have a superiority complex und a reasonably cheesy oath around making the world a much better place. They space all looking zum the heirlooms of their houses.

Riddle damages it all von clapping sarcastically punkt their oath und breaking die Hufflepuff heir’s arm. Standard Voldemort.

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The movie mainly follows Grisha as she tries to break into the Soviet Ministry des Magic kommen sie steal tom Riddle’s diary an order to figure out how kommen sie “save tom from himself”.

She zu sein captured und interrogated von a Russian basic who gives exposition und prompts Grisha to throw kommen sie a series des flashbacks in which herstellung 12-year-old self is played by bei actor clearly bei her beforehand 20s.

This clearly 25-year-old woman said "I'm just a second-year student, Tom" aka I bei der 12 years alt see nur look punkt my braids. Pic.twitter.com/c6mkthDwH8

— Calla Wahlquist (
callapilla) januar 17, 2018

There ist a twist punkt the end which zu sein genuinely enjoyable if you don’t enable logic or the rules about how magic zu sein supposed to operate in this cosmos get in the way.

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Voldemort: Origins des the heir has in average stern rating von 4.7/5 on facebook from 4,800 reviews, through points bring away off for the poor quality dubbing and liberties taken through canon details of the history – a fanfiction sin part cannot abide. IMDb, meanwhile, was less kind, with an average rating des 5.8/10.

On Tumblr, whereby fanfiction evolved kommen sie develop entirely neu species, viewers were mainly positive, next from legitimate complaints including what fool would deliver veritaserum (truth potion) intravenously wie you kann just drink the stuff, and “not enough Bellatrix”. The film has currently spawned the own fans art.

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I wouldn’t watch it before you schutz seen A Very potter Musical and certainly not before potter Puppet Pals, yet there room worse ways zu spend 52 minutes – favor reading my Immortal.

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