Now I don't know how many of you out there are fans of Harry Potter. Me I love Harry Potter. I remember as a kid I never really liked to read anything that wasn't a comic book. That was till my mom started reading the first Harry Potter to me. Between those books and the Star Wars novels it wasn't long before I was reading at a college level even in elementary school.
These stories always held a special place in my heart and not to be rude, but I've always felt that the movies missed the mark. They didn't seem to have the magic that the books had. If professional Hollywood movies couldn't get that feeling than how could a fan film? Well all they had to say to sell me was put Marauders in the title. Sure Snape's name is first, I could never stand him, but I loved the Marauders. James Potter has always been my favorite character.
Normally I put the trailer to the movies I review in these posts but since their film is on youtube I thought I'd embed it here for you to watch! Support indie film makers whenever you get the chance. It is something that I as a indie film maker feel strongly about.
I've followed the making of this film for what feels like forever now. They would always post pictures from the set. It looked like it was a lot of fun to make. So how does that show up on film? Well that is what we are here to talk about. The short film Severus Snape and the Marauders by Broad Strokes.
Now this just came out and I really want you all to go watch it so no spoilers in this review.
The actors are amazing, I buy them as the characters I have been reading about for years. Now the actor playing Snape had a hard task ahead of him. He is after all playing a young Rickman. That is no easy task but he pulls it off.
The special effects in the film are breathtaking. It feels like it could take place in the movie verse. For an indie short that is high praise indeed. As a fan of James and the Marauders maybe the story does bother me a bit but it fits in well with everything we know from the books and it is so well done. They know how to play on emotions and get you to feel for everyone involved. You can tell they are fans of the universe. This is a must watch for any fan!
This film lived up to everything I wanted from it. Justin Zagri did an amazing job!