I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I mean I can’t tell you the names of every single side character or fascinating creature in the movies but I have seen every single film and I have loved them all. When Harry Potter was officially over it was a little bittersweet considering that I had practically grown up with the movies but now, with this Fantastic Beasts series the Wizarding World is not gone and I’m definitely pleased about that.
Now I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them at home last year and I did not like it at all. At first I did, considering that the movie was taking place in a different time, a different location than that of Hogwarts, and followed the stories of adults this time around rather than children and teenagers but it soon lost its magic (no pun intended) and fell flat very quickly. I disliked the movie so much I actually didn’t even finish it. And another thing that kept annoying me were the Beasts. Every rare beast was a giant bird creature. The imagination and creativity for the beasts was so lacking that I wanted to scream at times. And the CGI was pretty lackluster. All in all, it wasn’t a great debut to the new franchise.
It fell under The Phantom Menace effect because the Fantastic Beasts series is, essentially, a prequel and its debut film wasn’t nearly as good as it could’ve been.
Now it’s time for the Fantastic Beasts sequel to avenge itself and I believe it’s on its way to achieving that goal with this first teaser. Check it out:
The first thing that caught my attention was Hogwarts. Hogwarts is such a staple in the Wizarding World. It’s like seeing the Millenium Falcon in a Star Wars trailer. You’re going to immediately get excited.
Secondly, this movie will introduce a young Dumbledore which is AWESOME! Dumbledore was such a great wizard and to see him have more of a role as we get to know him in his younger years is even greater.
Third, it’s an exciting teaser. The music could’ve definitely been better but I’m happy to see this teaser caught some of that magical Harry Potter essence into its trailer with an, of course, more mature aspect as well.
Oh, and the action looked pretty enticing. The action in the first Fantastic Beasts was LAME and I’m glad to see that it doesn’t look that’ll be the case this time around.
I also like the villain more this time around.
Johnny Depp is known for playing strange characters and I know he will deliver as the villain of this new movie. In fact, I’m kind of excited to see the man who brought the dastardly Jack Sparrow to life play a wizard. That’ll be very fun to observe.
This series is undoubtedly much different than the Harry Potter series was and, if done correctly, could truly become something worth getting excited for. I love anything that’s part of the Harry Potter world so I’m hoping this movie will not disappoint and will actually be very enjoyable.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day.