Coming Soon to a Quidditch Pitch Near You: Mudbloods: The Movie

Coming Soon to a Quidditch Pitch Near You: Mudbloods: The Movie

Will UCLA's team take the Fifth Annual World Cup?

Ever since J.K. Rowling first described the game of Quidditch, devoted fans have been wondering just how they could make it work. Now there's not only a World Cup - established 2007 - there's a movie coming this fall to tell you all about it. Take a look at Mudbloods: The Movie, and ask yourself whether you'd want to be out there risking life and limb chasing that little Snitch.

"Quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today," says the film's press release. "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." There's a pre-order available at $12.99 a pop. Devoted fans might also want to pay attention to its Facebook and Twitter feed.

As someone who went to school in the UK, what reminded me most of the good old days is the complete lack of protective gear combined with the cheerful willingness to whallop full force into the foe. Ah, memories; not even concussion can drive them out.

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Huh, I had to check Wikipedia to see how this game is played. Actually sounds quite fun, I wouldn't mind giving it a go given the opportunity, although those brooms look ripe for potential injuries if you run into one 0.o

I thought this was going to be an actual Harry Potter movie type thing until I read the article. Sounds interesting to say the least. I remember at one point hearing people try to make it a thing, and at my campus there was a small group that would play it, but I never watched. Seems like weird title for a movie that's about real life Quidditch.

It feels like one of those retarded movies that exist entirely to justify someones hobby. In the end its just a circle jerk that make it seem a lot more important then it actually is (even movies about football are retarded because they go so out of their way to make it seem like its as important as WW2).

josemlopes:
(even movies about football are retarded because they go so out of their way to make it seem like its as important as WW2).

I believe a more appropriate term is "special."

On topic, it seems like a pretty fun thing. I'd be very interested in knowing how they actually manage to play a game that, when push comes to shove, is all about the seekers, and uses the rest of the players as props.

Secondary school sports in the U.K., I remember the first time I got a hold of the rugby ball in P.E. My teacher (who was in the other team) hoisted me into the air by the scruff of my shirt neck and slammed me to the ground, he then stood over me, took the ball from my shaking hands and said,

"Thanks, Josh"

after which he scored. FUN TIMES!!!

JoJo:
Huh, I had to check Wikipedia to see how this game is played.

That sounds about right.
Okay... I guess it is fine if they have fun... but on a "serious" side of sports this seems just wrong.

I just love this, people are genuinely crazy and hilarious at the same time. Thumbs Up! Go for it kids! :D

I always thought they could maybe actually make a decent sport out of it if they dropped some of the Harry Potter stuff: drop the ridiculous broom riding thing and replace the dumb seeker/snitch thing with an actual clock. The latter was just an excuse to give Harry a 'heroic' role in the sport right from the start, and isn't anyway conductive to a competitive game. Okay one caveat, if you want to keep brooms in their maybe you can let the keeper use one as a goal stick.

Ha! That's just pathetic. Who would want to play something like that, and furthermore, who'd want to watch it!?

This is just stupid.

Now if you'll excuse me I've got to catch up on some Starcraft 2 VODs.

Grimh:
Ha! That's just pathetic. Who would want to play something like that, and furthermore, who'd want to watch it!?

This is just stupid.

Now if you'll excuse me I've got to catch up on some Starcraft 2 VODs.

Oi c wot u did thar, m8!

Heh, it's always funny when people yell "OMG, that's not a real sport!!!" IMO, as long as something is fun, competitive and takes mental or physical skill/capability to complete it's a sport. And this quidditch thing seems to be quite fun, even though it looks kind of silly wit all the brooms and stuff...

PunkRex:
Secondary school sports in the U.K., I remember the first time I got a hold of the rugby ball in P.E. My teacher (who was in the other team) hoisted me into the air by the scruff of my shirt neck and slammed me to the ground, he then stood over me, took the ball from my shaking hands and said,

"Thanks, Josh"

after which he scored. FUN TIMES!!!

Rugby was great fun. I'm surprised the game - as played by schoolboys - hasn't been targeted by mollycoddling health'n'safety nuts yet.

It's true, I walk past a group from my uni playing Quidditch every other week. They look retarded as all hell running around with brooms between their legs, but hey, it's totally a thing.

CrimsonBlack:

PunkRex:
Secondary school sports in the U.K., I remember the first time I got a hold of the rugby ball in P.E. My teacher (who was in the other team) hoisted me into the air by the scruff of my shirt neck and slammed me to the ground, he then stood over me, took the ball from my shaking hands and said,

"Thanks, Josh"

after which he scored. FUN TIMES!!!

Rugby was great fun. I'm surprised the game - as played by schoolboys - hasn't been targeted by mollycoddling health'n'safety nuts yet.

I like to think it's just so we can stick it to the yanks: "Y'see, /we/ don't need armor, and it's called RUG-BY!"

Insulting lack of protective gear? You American's just don't play real sport. I mean, American Football is basically like wearing 15 layers of bubble wrap and thinking you actually count as a tough guy. Until your doing basically Rugby and doing more painful tackles with fuck all protective gear, your not playing any kind of football to me. Except Soccer of course, but it actually requires skills outside of one thing per player.

CrimsonBlack:

PunkRex:
Secondary school sports in the U.K., I remember the first time I got a hold of the rugby ball in P.E. My teacher (who was in the other team) hoisted me into the air by the scruff of my shirt neck and slammed me to the ground, he then stood over me, took the ball from my shaking hands and said,

"Thanks, Josh"

after which he scored. FUN TIMES!!!

Rugby was great fun. I'm surprised the game - as played by schoolboys - hasn't been targeted by mollycoddling health'n'safety nuts yet.

In Australia, while playing it at lunchs in Primary and up is considered a "Play a variant where touching equals a tackle" or no Rugby, we mostly consider anyone who bitchs about no protection a pussy who needs to play lesser sports like 'American Football' where those cowards need stupid things like 'padding' or 'helmets'. How it even can consider it a non-jousting sport when you wear that much armour is considered madness.

Extragorey:
It's true, I walk past a group from my uni playing Quidditch every other week. They look retarded as all hell running around with brooms between their legs, but hey, it's totally a thing.

Yeah, I've seen them.

My university has one and it's always the... more strange people in society. The kind of people who don't blink very often and occasionally drool.

 

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