Harry Potter. The Boy Who Lived. The Hero.
But what if he wasn’t?
Someone on YouTube decided to re-cut footage from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to make The Boy Wizard the bad guy in the story. In this 3-minute trailer, Harry is made out to be a heartless and deeply disturbed boy (“Harry, he’s a murderous raving lunatic,” says Ron; “Harry Potter is the reason the Potters are dead,” says McGonagall). The trailer is peppered with shots of Harry Potter making dumb faces (thanks, Dan Radcliffe!) to further insinuate that he’s a crazy person.
The YouTuber who re-cut Prisoner of Azkaban did a great job of making Harry look like a bad man. Combined with the right music, scenes like Harry praising Buckbeak for attacking Draco and Harry attacking Snape really make him look like a jerk.
“Harry Potter: The Boy Who Kills” reminds us of how dark things got in Prisoner of Azkaban — poor Harry never dreamed of having to go postal on his elders in the first two movies!
It reminds us of this fan-made video: Will you feel bad for Snape after watching his arc in chronological order?