Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is a 52-minute Harry Potter fan fiction film about the first rise of Tom Riddle to become the evil wizard, Voldemort. In flashbacks from the memory of Grisha McLaggen, a fellow student of Tom's at Hogwarts, the film tells bits and pieces of the story of Tom's time there, his acquisition of the horcruxes, and his murders of anyone who stood in his way. We are told that the true heirs of the Hogwarts founders were Grisha, Wiglaf Sigurdsson, Lazarus Smith, and Tom Riddle, who had all been friends at Hogwarts. Apparently, a love triangle developed between Tom, Grisha, and Lazarus, which led to the dissolution of the friendship between the four students.
At the beginning of the film, Grisha fights her way into a secure warehouse in the Soviet Union. She is captured and given a magical truth potion. During her interrogation, she reveals her memories of Tom and the others. She also discloses that she is there seeking Tom's diary, which she hopes to use to save him, somehow.
I thought the film was visually excellent. I guess some would call it artistically edgy. Edgy films, however, turn me off, because they tend to be hard to follow, as this one was. Another issue I have with this film is that during the first third of it, Grisha's head weaves around like she is either drunk or has Parkinson's. Aside from that, I thought the acting was okay. You should find the film mildly enjoyable, if you're a Harry Potter fan.
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