My Opinion on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”by Marcelo Neves
Now it’s our webmaster’s turn, Marcelo Neves, who lives in London and watched “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“, to form his comments about the film. His opinion is right below.
By Marcelo Neves
Edited by Kaio Rodrígues
With original script by our beloved J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is incredibly wonderful. Being a fan of the series for 17 years, and an active member of the fandom for almost as long, I felt extremely thrilled to return to the universe created by Jo. It was something I couldn’t wait for in 2007, when I started reading the last book of the series.
The film is set on the North American part of the Wizarding World. In the 1920’s, when Newt Scamander’s (played by the incredible Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York. Is a reality completely different from what we already know.
“Fantastic Beasts” is very different from the franchise’s eight movies. The biggest of them, in my opinion, is that it is not based on any books written by Jo: that’s right! All we see on screen is original! That will prevent some fans from being disappointed by any difference between the film’s story and the book’s story.
And even “Muggles”, who have no contact with “Harry Potter”, can watch the piece without much trouble.
In my fan opinion, and with no spoilers, the film gets 4.5 stars. The script is simply wonderful, and Redmayne’s acting as Newt is astonishing. The funniest parts belong to the incredible Dan Fogler (who plays Jacob). Ezra Miller as Credence is another great surprise. The sisters Tina and Queenie, played by Katherine Waterston and Allison Sudol respectively, were solid and leave the viewer curious to see what’s coming next.
Listening to mentions of Hogwarts and Dumbledore made me shiver. The most touching thing, however, is to see Newt wearing a Hufflepuff scarf, giving, finally, the spotlight to this House that’s so dear to the fans. The Fantastic Beasts are cute and funny, and even the weirdest ones can be locked in a case with you. The problem is the special effects, overused on the animals. However, as I said, the film gets 4.5 stars. It will be, with no doubt, a blockbuster all over the world.
Long live the Queen Rowling. Long live Potterish! Long live to this new and wonderful franchise created by her to us.
Thank you, Jo!
Translated to English by: Beatriz Souza