Fantastic Beasts Review

Yo, people!

Not dead, see?

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Great accomplishment, I know.

So, now that we have established my being alive and all, let’s get to business.

Who’s seen Fantastic Beasts?

Raises hand

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I did, and guess what: I loved it.

It’s odd, cause I thought I wouldn’t, and that I’d miss the Golden Trio and the original story so much that I wouldn’t enjoy this one.

You know, growing up with it, it’s not easy to let go of a world you’ve lived in for many years, and then go back after a while and find that everything has changed.

But I have to admit, it wasn’t bad at all.

With the recent disappointment of The Cursed Child, maybe we needed a breath of fresh air. Maybe we needed to go back, before going forward.

But let’s see what we have here: Newt, our “new Harry” (so to speak), is a total cinnamon roll.

I was afraid they’d cast Eddie more because of his recent success than him being fit for the role, but he is. Yep. And I’ve loved his characterization.

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Jacob and Queenie were fun too, adding a lighter feeling to the story.

What I didn’t exactly love was Tina. I don’t know if it’s the actress or the role itself, but I didn’t find it impactful enough for a female counterpart, not the way Hermione/Emma was. Of course, I’m not saying she had to be like her, but I felt something was missing, something that a character like Hermione had instead.

Anyway, the overall atmosphere of the movie was great, the roaring twenties’ NY was as enchanting as London (#sorrynotsorry, you know I have unconditional love for the States) and Grindelwald’s reign of terror was eerie af.

I’m not gonna spoil anything here, don’t worry, but I am gonna say that I’ve very much appreciated Colin’s rendition of the Evil Guy, and I’m looking forward to seeing the follow-up of that last plot twist.

Ezra was also a solid choice, though I would have liked to see more of him. Well… Ok, no, that would be spoiler, so I’ll just shut up.

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Moving on to the name characters of the movie, the much anticipated fantastic beasts: I. Want. A. Niffler. And a Thunderbird. And a Bowtruckle. Also, the Demiguise was cute. The others, I didn’t mind’em too much; but those in particular, I. Want. Them.

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So yeah, I liked the movie, and I’m really excited about the sequels.

Though to be honest, I feel like Ilvermorny could give so much as source material for a separate movie. I mean, the stories about its origins on Pottermore were great, why not give it a go?

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But that, my friends, is a topic for another day.

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