Great Job, Internet!: Harry Potter translates easily into a typical teen movie comedy

Imagine for a moment that author J.K. Rowling had not exercised so much control over the films made from her ridiculously successful Harry Potter novels. What if she’d simply signed a contract, taken the money, and said, “Do whatever the hell you want to with these bloody books. I’ll be in Bimini. Don’t call”? Certainly, the Harry Potter movie franchise could have gone in a much different, more crass direction. That’s the premise of “Harry Potter Spring Teen Comedy,” a clever YouTube video that reimagines Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the sixth of eight films in the series, as a raunchy, rowdy high school movie. The video apparently originated on a now-defunct David Thewlis fan website, but was reposted on the YouTube channel of pleiades14.

What is especially gratifying about “Harry Potter Spring Teen Comedy” is that it plays very fair with its source …

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