hello internet, my name is Scarlett and welcome back to my completely unofficial review series…thing (never mind).today we are going to be looking at a movie that has completely ruined any credibility I have ever had with my family. fantastic beasts and where to find them.
so I am going to be completely honest with all of you… until a week and a half ago I had never seen the film. I argued that it was… actually I can’t really remember why I was so adamant not to watch it I just didn’t want to. by this point my entire family had all seen it, this meant I was subjected to many family members saying “watch it, you’ll love it! it’s right up your street.” etcetera etcetera. my dad even went to the length of buying the film, watching it alone before making me watch the first 5 minutes. I turned my nose up.
however something changed nearer the beginning of July that made me want to watch it, mainly because I couldn’t watch harry potter as it had been taken off of my streaming programmes (DAMN YOU NETFLIX!) I started watching it and then felt all this sudden nostalgia, it made me think of the wizarding universe and I actually really enjoyed it. this then meant I had to tell my family and…there you go.
the film itself has plots that fit in very well together into one overarching movie idea. the characters are lovable and Newt Schamander is exceptionally ridiculous. Eddie Redmayne being a personal hero of mine was a wise choice. the language is definitely reminiscent of Harry potter, the spells being more or less the same and the terminology being referenced as much as possible. it works on a number of levels, not to mention the creatures being really frickin’ cute! (the big bird one being my favourite, even though I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called!)
I also will say that the music and general sound design is fantastic (see what I did there?) and gives the movie as a whole a very magical vibe. all in all, though I hate to admit it, it is a great movie and does the Harry Potter movie franchise proud.
so there you have it, fantastic beats and where to find them. I will post whenever I remember with more of my favourite TV reviews, see y’all later (never again!)