Artificial intelligence is an increasingly common tool used out of sheer curiosity by pop culture fans. It is used to create frames from non-existent memories – also films that were never made, although their plot and characters are well known to everyone. This is what happened with the AI version of “Harry Potter”, which was maintained in the style of dark fantasy from the 80s.
The dark side of a family movie
A YouTube user posting as SON shared two compilations of AI-created frames. They show characters known from Hogwarts, although there is something disturbing about them – first of all, they have been aged by AI, thanks to the correct observation that in fantasy films from the 80s, teenagers were often played by thirty-year-olds (just mention Marty McFly). This simple procedure turned out to be the key to achieving the desired effect. There were also elaborate costumes bordering on kitsch and a filter that visually set the film back two decades.
The portrait of Harry with his parents or the even darker Severus Snape will make many people shiver! Some, however, do not differ significantly from the original – such as Bellatrix Lestrange or Albus Dumbledore, who without AI interference could easily play in a production set in the 80s.
Less recognizable characters have not been forgotten
The author decided to generate not only the images of the most famous characters. In the second compilation, he showed how the supporting characters would also look like in a terrifying alternative universe, including Luna Lovegood, Cedric Diggory, and even background players like Harry’s uncle Vernon Dursley and Quidditch teacher Roland Hooch. He also took care of presenting popular scenes, e.g. with a flying car driven by Wesley.
Internet users emphasize that the first two films, due to the scarce use of new technologies and the times in which they were made, already bore the hallmarks of dark fantasy. They also claim that the plot, especially in the recent Harry Potter movies, has more to do with the genre than a nice story for children. That’s why they liked the “aging” frames of the film, which in their opinion well reflected the atmosphere of JK Rowling’s series.
Harry, played by an actor in the mid-30s, is definitely the energy of the 80s.
The first two movies really have a Christmas dark fantasy feel to them, which is why I like them the most.
Dumbledore looks like a combination of Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.
Everyone looks different, only Slytherin – as usual.
– fans comment.
Tristin is an accomplished author and journalist, known for his in-depth and engaging writing on sports. He currently works as a writer at 247 News Agency, where he has established himself as a respected voice in the sports industry.