Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them *Spoiler Free*


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
It's no secret that I am a Harry Potter fan, but when I first heard that they were making a film of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (a book J.K. Rowling first wrote for charity), I'm not going to lie - I was a little bit skeptical.

Of course, I love the fact that we get to travel back into the amazing Wizarding World that Rowling created, but I do think that things have to end eventually, and for me The Cursed Child was an incredible disappointment (note I'm referring to the book, and not the play which I haven't had the opportunity to see).

That being said I went in with what I would describe as a fairly clear head: I was looking forward to see it, but I didn't know enough about the plot etc to have formed any kind of opinion of what I was expecting.

Eddie Redmayne

Honestly, if you go for one reason, let it be Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne played the quirky, introverted Newt Scamandar so beautifully and perfectly, that it is impossible not to find him just so endearing.

He was a perfect casting, and completely different from any other role that I have so far seen him in.

Plot

The plot for me was a little bit meandering, and lacked a clear path. It's kind of like taking the long route around the field to get home, when it would be much quicker to just cut straight across it, even if it is muddy.

The funny thing is that despite that I don't really know what I would have changed. Like, with Suicide Squad I knew precisely what I would have cut out and moved around, but with Fantastic Beasts it was just messy at times.

There were a couple of "twists" that I found predictable, and one other that took me absolutely by surprise, even though looking back it is so easy to work out if you are a. paying attention and b. have any knowledge of the Harry Potter series.

Will I be going to see the future Fantastic Beasts films? Oh gosh, definitely. I just hope that their careful with some of their castings, which I can't help feel are starting to get a little too big name in roles that they don't entirely fit. So many films do it, but Harry Potter has never been one of them.


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