Before we begin, Slytherin is the best, okay? Now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest let me tell you guys about the latest installment to the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts. Recollecting my entire experience after watching the film, the first thing that comes to mind is how fan-rewarding this movie is, while being an entirely new world. There are little Easter eggs and references to Hogwarts and Harry Potter characters that made me geek out. Furthermore, the new characters fit right into what the wizarding world is all about without feeling like a reincarnation of Harry, Hermione, and Ron. All while being a new and excellent film, it also discreetly delivers a powerful Life lesson about protecting our wildlife.
The plotline for Fantastic Beasts flourished as it maintained a high level of interest while also including a ton of plot twists, laughs, and wizard battles. Moreover, I feel like there will be a ton of memorable scenes that you’ll take from the movie. A lot of these scenes are nothing we’ve ever seen done before on the big screen, either. Even the character development was fantastic ( no pun intended ), considering the fact that a lot of cinematic universes have come up short in that aspect.
Here the Powerful Life Lesson in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Originally this article was going to be a 3 Life Lessons piece. However, there was one lesson that was emphasized so critically that we didn’t think the other lessons listed would be as relevant. The biggest lesson here is to protect our wildlife no matter how dangerous or valuable they are. Newt, our newest protagonist ( who clearly belongs to Hufflepuff ), houses a ton of different species who are either endangered or lack a safe place to live in the wizarding world. Seeing all of these animals in action had me in awe. However, Newt stressed how important it was to keep his animals safe from hunters, and unsafe habitats, and I think that speaks to our current situation where our favorite animals are being hunted to extinction.
I felt like every scene was important, and there didn’t seem to be a lot of fluff, which is great considering the movie is pushing two whole hours of run time. The CGI was incredible as always, technology for film has been advancing at a fast pace, and Fantastic Beasts seem to take advantage of that. And lastly, there was just a ton of unexplainable charm that kept my eyes on the screen. It was two hours of pure genius and ambition, and I remain baffled at how it’s produced.
As I’m writing this, my mind already aches for a sequel to this film. It’s a fresh movie and cast of characters while prolonging the J.K. Rowling movie magic ( again, no pun intended ). I wouldn’t be surprised if veteran Potterheads brought their family to see this as this film can easily sway someone to binge watch all of the Potter movies. There isn’t a single thing I didn’t like about this film or the direction it seems to be going in, and I would highly recommend it.
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