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The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

I’m a fan of the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been since I was a child. I remember getting taken to the movie theaters to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I was six at the time, and I loved it. It was scary, traumatizing even, but it’s a memory I’ll never forget. For so many years the Harry Potter have dazzled me and even as an adult I still watch these movies with a sense of awe that most movies can’t provide.

Because I love this world J.K Rowling created I found myself wanting to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the other day for only the third time and so, I watched it, and once again I was harshly reminded how lackluster the film’s story and overall essence is compared to all eight of the Harry Potter movies. It’s almost strangely underwhelming in comparison to the films that helped shape my childhood.

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The movie continues to try to recapture the same brilliance as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as it conveys to us new characters, a new world in the wizarding society that lives in New York, and all of the fantastical creatures, but it’s not long before the film falls flat, leaving one baffled by the movie’s lack of quality. Continue reading The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

I’m a fan of the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been since I was a child. I remember getting taken to the movie theaters to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I was six at the time, and I loved it. It was scary, traumatizing even, but it’s a memory I’ll never forget. For so many years the Harry Potter movies have dazzled me and even as an adult I still watch these movies with a sense of awe that most movies can’t provide.

Because I love this world J.K Rowling created I found myself wanting to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the other day for only the third time and so, I watched it, and once again I was harshly reminded how lackluster the film’s story and overall essence is compared to all eight of the Harry Potter movies. It’s almost strangely underwhelming in comparison to the films that helped shape my childhood.

newtjacobplantthingie.jpg

The movie continues to try to recapture the same brilliance as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as it conveys to us new characters, a new world in the wizarding society that lives in New York, and all of the fantastical creatures, but it’s not long before the film falls flat, leaving one baffled by the movie’s lack of quality. Continue reading The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

I’m a fan of the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been since I was a child. I remember getting taken to the movie theaters to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I was six at the time, and I loved it. It was scary, traumatizing even, but it’s a memory I’ll never forget. For so many years the Harry Potter have dazzled me and even as an adult I still watch these movies with a sense of awe that most movies can’t provide.

Because I love this world J.K Rowling created I found myself wanting to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the other day for only the third time and so, I watched it, and once again I was harshly reminded how lackluster the film’s story and overall essence is compared to all eight of the Harry Potter movies. It’s almost strangely underwhelming in comparison to the films that helped shape my childhood.

newtjacobplantthingie.jpg

The movie continues to try to recapture the same brilliance as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as it conveys to us new characters, a new world in the wizarding society that lives in New York, and all of the fantastical creatures, but it’s not long before the film falls flat, leaving one baffled by the movie’s lack of quality. Continue reading The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

Who’s Your Favorite ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character?

The Harry Potter movies are some of the most popular films in the world with millions of fans who know the movies (and the books) back and forth. Now J.K Rowling is sharing with us a new story, one that’s set several decades before Harry Potter’s time and those are the Fantastic Beasts movies. Only two have come out so far and neither has risen to the exact mystique and storytelling level that the Harry Potter films achieved with such ease but there is certainly enjoyment one can find with these movies.

I personally like the films because of the characters. They’re engaging and have interesting enough storylines to keep me holding on to the overall story by a thread.

Because I like these characters so much I decided to make them part of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy! Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character?

A Really Late Review of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’

If you follow my blog you may already know that I love the Harry Potter movies. It took me a while to see all of the films and get what’s going on in the story but once I have I have enjoyed these movies immensely. When it was announced that there would be a new bunch of movies that would be a part of the Wizarding World I was excited but I wasn’t utterly thrilled. When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out I didn’t go to see it in the movie theaters and I tried to watch it in early 2017 but I didn’t finish it. I have not watched it since.

So, imagine my surprise when I turned on the television the other evening and saw that it was playing. I was so excited. Maybe finally I could watch this movie and understand what was happening.

For the next two and a half hours or so I was sucked into a world with awe-inspiring creatures, lovable characters, and purely thrilling magic. By the time the film concluded I was beaming with elation. I loved it! Yes, it’s no Harry Potter film but it still managed to retain a hint of the same magic J.K Rowling presented us within the Harry Potter franchise.

So, here’s my really late review of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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