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« on: November 16, 2016, 07:27:24 am »

Anyone else here a Harry Potter fan? I want to be excited about the new movie but the previews have been just "eh". Anyone planning on seeing it?
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 08:28:59 am »

I've been waiting for a new Potter movie for so long and I'm thrilled that Rowling decided to come out with new material, even after she had said at first that she was done with it.

I think they have a good cast and an interesting premise- so yes I'm definitely excited to catch Fantastic Beasts when it comes out.  Cheers
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 06:23:02 pm »

I saw it.  I posted the gay angles in the not themed sub forum but general thoughts are [copy pasted]:

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... it's an adult fairy tale with an adult setting, a slight adult metaphor with discrimination that could be taken as gay (but might not) but Rowling suddenly went for a super simple romance in here.  Not very realistic but very cute, haha.  One of my favorite parts, not the second one though.

On the magic, it's actually got more magical action that Doctor Strange to me, and more than a regular Potter movie too.  I guess American wizards are more free.  Loved it.  Great variety of magical beasts but I'm annoyed that I can't get everything Eddie mumbles about.  Familiar spells are used, which is awesome for Potter fans

A slight downside for me is Newt is so capable and awesome with creatures that it takes away from Hagrid.  To be fair, Hagrid wasn't a very good caretaker for magical creatures anyhow, haha.  No, Hagrid isn't in the movie.

Loved the effects for the monsters, even biggest one.  The music was very manipulative but admittedly very good too.  Hated the guest star but that's me.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 03:29:38 am »

I have mixed feelings.

The one queer character in canon was only implicit in this movie - J. K. Rowling has identified Grindelwald as Dumbledore's ex-lover.  Likewise the 3 characters identified as Jewish outside the movie were never explicitly shown as Jewish.  Even for early in the 20th Century New York was awfully white - evewn though the wizards (and elves) were more diverse few gotten any significance.

I think I could have missed the first half hour - but once it got going it was an enjoyable show.  There was a well-earned twist.

There's a lot of set-up for future movies that didn't pay off in this one.  I think I'll enjoy the future ones better.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 05:50:58 pm »

Grindelwald could possibly be straight and only poor virgin Dumbledore was gay in love with him.  Could happen.  Hate him as Johnny Depp tho.  Colin Farrell was better as his cop character.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 04:51:52 am »

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