MUDBLOODS – Documentary Review
Mudbloods, a documentary about the famed sport based on the Harry Potter films, Quidditch, is finally here and it’s everything you didn’t know you wanted.
Transforming Harry Potter’s fictional competition into a physically demanding, real-life sport, quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today. MUDBLOODS follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City.
I’ve been a huge fan of Quidditch for years now. I’ve found the sport so interesting and this past year I’ve actually been researching local teams and have talked to lots of captains for different teams throughout the US. Quidditch is such a unique thing. I’m not one for sports, but the thought/idea of Quidditch is enough to make me go out and research it. I love Harry Potter so much, and to see one of the most key parts of Harry Potter be brought to life is magical.
Mudbloods showcases Quidditch beautifully. We see it not only as some sport, but as a prominent sport with a big following. Seeing Quidditch through the eyes of the UCLA Qudditch team is a unique perspective and I’m really glad this film decided to go that route. I didn’t realize how competitive the sport was honestly. That isn’t a bad thing by any means, it’s actually a good thing. People take it serious. Why? Because it’s a legitimate sport. And a fun sport at that. Seeing the UCLA Quidditch team really put their all into helping their team grow was amazing. It showed how much they cared and showed why Quidditch is so special. We also viewed the film from the perspective a massive Harry Potter fan! That girls room was what I imagine heaven looking like. All in all, Mudbloods is a really great documentary. I’m surprised we haven’t had a documentary about Quidditch sooner, but I am sure glad it’s here!