Eric Jordan’s Review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Last night was opening night in theaters for the new movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". This was the much anticipated film to dive you right back into the world of "Harry Potter".
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was written by original "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling and directed by "Harry Potter" films director David Yates. I was so excited to see this film. I grew up watching and reading the "Harry Potter" series and just like most did, I immediately fell in love with the characters and their world. I've seen every film multiple times and reread the books plenty, I was even on board with reading the play script for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".
I thought it would be impossible for me to dislike anything in the "Harry Potter" realm, that was until I watched "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". Here's why...
First off the main reason I loved the "Harry Potter" series so much was because of how much I enjoyed the characters. This new film gives almost no background on any of the main characters, with the exception of their names and careers. If that wasn't reason enough to already be turned off, lets discuss the actual plot of the film.
A man named Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) makes a trip to New York in the year of 1925 with intentions of purchasing a magical creature from a man that resides in the city. He travels along with a briefcase full of magical creatures.The film then takes you on a journey of recapturing all the creatures once the briefcase gets misplaced and accidentally opened.
If you're thinking to yourself "That doesn't sound like a very complex or interesting plot" you're right. The film drags very slowly and delivers almost no surprising plot twists. The attempts at them were extremely obvious ahead of time. Not only is the plot poor, but so is the acting done by all the leads. Even worse then the acting, is the animation of the creatures. All of the animation in this film for the creatures seems lazy. I'm aware these aren't real creatures... but previous "Harry Potter" films didn't contain such lazy animations for their creatures.
Overall I am not a fan of this film. I would prefer to pretend this was never apart of the "Harry Potter" world.
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