Do you know why I admire you, Newt? You do not seek power. You simply ask, “Is the thing right?”
Rating: 3 stars
Read: 28 December – 29 December, 2018
It hasn’t been long since I settled down to watch The Crimes of Grindelwald. I went with my expectations quite low to avoid any disappointment. I’ve made it known how much I hate the idea of this and The Cursed Child. J.K Rowling doesn’t seem to let her story live peacefully; she’d rather milk it because she knows her loyal fans will continue to spend an ungodly amount of money to live a moment extra in the wizarding world (yes, I am one of *those* people). But it’s like she doesn’t know her own story (The Cursed Child, for example). So, why do it?
Essentially, what frustrates me the most about Fantastic Beasts is that it has nothing to do with the beasts. The franchise takes inspiration from her textbook, in which she wrote in aid for Comic Relief, but the beasts play the smallest role in the story. They are convenient – a plot device that helps Newt out when he is in a muddle. Why, why, WHY couldn’t the narrative be a simple tale about Newt embarking on an adventure to find magical creatures? Why do we have the same, recycled story of Harry Potter?