Sunday, March 27, 2016

My Thoughts on the "Severus Snape and the Marauders" Short Film

Have you all seen this yet? And by this, I mean the fan-made Harry Potter prequel short film. It’s fabulous! I found it via Teen Vogue’s article, but Justin Zagri was the one who created a story about J.K. Rowling’s famous Marauders and Severus Snape and brought it to life on screen

I, personally, am not sure how accurate the story is based off of Rowling’s character backgrounds, but I think it fits very well into the overall storyline. Just watch and you’ll see:

Does this not make you want a prequel series? I think I’m foaming at the mouth for one right now.

While I don’t necessarily picture all of the characters as the way they were portrayed, all of the actors had me in absolute awe. The actors who played Sirius, Peter, and Remus, to me, did a fantastic job of delving into their characters. Sirius was a carefree jokester. Remus was the logical one—some of the time. And Peter was a scared little weasel, err… Excuse me… rat.

However, while I enjoyed the depictions of Severus, Lily, and James, their actors just didn’t quite mesh with my interpretations of the characters. I felt like James came off as a little too aggressive. I know James was a bully, but that fight was very rough. Oh and also, the special effects for the fight were really good. Peter’s casts had me cracking up! But back to the characters. None of the actors were bad, some just didn’t match my vision of the characters, either the visions I’ve made through reading the Harry Potter books or the visions I’ve come up with from what I’ve seen depicted in the films. While I am nitpicking, I promise, these minor flaws—and when I say minor I mean microscopic—do not detract from the epic-ness that is this film.

All in all, this is an amazing display of the power of Harry Potter fans. We’ll never get tired of seeing the Wizarding World come to life, and I think, since we can’t always get a new book or movie (although we are getting one of each of those very soon *squees loudly*), fans are the best way to keep the world alive. I would not be disappointed at all if another video like this made its way into the world. Actually, I’m kind of hoping for it because this thing was, in the words of Ronald Weasley, "bloody brilliant!"

For more info about the film, check out the “Severus Snape and the Marauders” website.  

Note: There’s also another Harry Potter fan film called “The Greater Good” on the site. It’s about Dumbledore!


  1. How curious! Hadn't heard of it but I'm off to check it out.

  2. You definitely should! It's really good. :)

  3. Interesting....I really need to try to read Harry Potter soon. Thanks for sharing this!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life


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