Fantastic Beasts: The crimes of Grindelwald just came out and people had a lot to say about it. To be honest, before I went to see it, I was a bit nervous, but after watching it, I have to admit- I loved it! Still, many people disagreed with me and that's why I decided write my own opinion on why the 'Fantastic beasts' series are not fans favorite. Before I start, I have to inform you that this post is not my scene to scene review of the movie, but there will be spoilers,so if you haven't seen to movie yet and you don't want to know any details, you shouldn't read this!
Where did the Fantastic Beasts go wrong?
It's like a coin- it has two faces. -And the one that's more interesting to the fans is the one that's not the main story!
The 'Fantastic Beasts' movies follow the story of Newt Scamander who's searching for beasts around the world, trying to save them and write a book about them.
Even tho the story is very interesting and magical enough, there is something else standing in it's way- and that is the story about Grindelwald and Dumbledore.
The battle between the two characters has been introduced to us in the Harry Potter books where Dumbledore has been one of the most beloved and mysterious characters. Grindelwald makes an appearance in 'Deathly Hallows' when Voldemort kills him. For years, fans knew only about Dumbledore's and Grindelwald's relationship and their legendary duel, but now that the story's been introduced to us in the new 'Fantastic Beasts' movies, there's no need to have anything else as the dominant story- but there is and that's Newt Scamander and his beasts!
Now, this is not the only problem with the movies (there's also a woman named Nagini who absolutely does nothing and Minerva McGonagall who wasn't even supposed to be born), but I do think that it's one of the biggest!
When the first 'Fantastic Beasts' movie came out we sure missed the characters we loved, stories, spells and HOGWARTS! However, we sure forgot for a moment about all these things we missed because of all of the beasts we're been introduced to, incredible story, Newt as one of the sweetest and most generous person ever and his new friends. With 'Beasts 2' things changed a little bit, the story became more complex, and while the wizards have to pick a side between the good and bad, we have to pick the side between Newt and Grindelwald/Dumbledore.
And it sure seems like we did.
And it's not just that we all really really really care about Dumbledore, it's also the fact Grindelwald has no direct connection to Newt, but to Dumbledore- it's like if the main character in Potter books was not Harry, but Rolf Scamander despite Harry being the chosen one and the one who kills Voldemort. (See what I did there?)
And that wizards, witches and muggles I think is the biggest problem with 'Fantastic Beasts' movies. The main story about Newt and his beasts stays unimportant when his story's being told at the same time as only the second biggest battle in the Wizarding World is happening and he hasn't much to do with it (yet).
I still have a hope that Newt will become relevant to the story. I'll write more about this subject, so make sure you visit this Blog again and leave a comment about your thoughts. Thank you so much for reading. I can't wait to write to you again. In the mean time, please stay safe, work on your dreams and be kind to everyone always! ♡