Thursday, September 3, 2009

What I Think Of: We Are Wizards (2008)

Imagine a world where wizards rock n roll, where musicians sing songs about Harry Potter and his friends. Imagine a world where instead of lyrics like "don't stop believing" there are lyrics like "my father's rich, your fathers dead" sung by a group called Draco and the Malfoy's. Sadly such a world exists within this documentary and yes the lyrics of all the songs are just as bad and just as lyrically incorrect.

I'm not going to get into why this documentary is frankly one of the worst documentaries I've ever seen (poor editing, no cohesive narrative, no back story on the people portrayed- just a complete mess), just imagine a world where Harry Potter Year 4 and Harry Potter year 6 rock out to sold out gymnasiums of screaming 12 year old girls, where being geek is chic, and where 25 year old guys sing to get groupies (and yes the groupies are 12 and yes I leave you to your own conclusions). We Are Wizards bills itself as a documentary about the fandom of the Harry Potter universe. Do not be fooled!!! It's just about the rock n roll, and we're all the lesser for it.

If you have Netflix you can check this out right away on instant watch. If you finish this film, your eyes glued to your television right to the end, well, than you're more man than me since after 20 minutes of wizard rock I was defeated. Again, terrible documentary but must be seen just to see the unbelievable.

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