Save your money for something good and enjoyable
Good story, Not enough for a whole film
Good concept, poorly executed.
The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
*MUST READ*It's a fantastic movie. I know why people hate it.... many people hate it because they think it's incomplete.... the story is awesome but the main story is still not began... it will begin from the second part when grindelwald enters in the story... this movie deserves at least 7/10 but I'm a potterhead... I love the direction, story,acting, their clothes (robes).. so i gave it 8/10
Die hard Potter fan I am! Even I found this film rather boring!
I am fan of Harry Potter. I have read all books, seen all the movies, and even I had 'Fantastic Beast and where to find them' book long before this project was announced. So I think the idea of a movie about this is a little bit confusing. However, I went to cinema hyped and remembering all good moments Harry Potter saga delivered me in childhood. But this movie was not up to the expectations. Hype did a disservice to this title. Harry Potter is a collection of books, and all the potential this world offers, was insufficiently exploited in a movie script. In fact, I did not understand the movie's direction very well. Is this a movie about differences between magical people and no magical people? About a 'cold war' between the two worlds? About Grindelwald's dark intentions? Or is it about chasing pokemon? When the movie makes its pace, a strange scene about strange creatures appears and changes the atmosphere. It's messy and confusing, because the plot involving magical attacks, second salemers and the candidate for president is interesting and intriguing.Also, the design of the creatures was unexpected. I know they're all from the book, but in a film of magical creatures, I expected more creatures like dragons, gryphs, centaurs, etc. Something more mythological. In particular, the erumpent scene was shocking in terms of banishing the dark atmosphere that was growing with the plot before mentioned, and seems too childish.But apart form that, the movie has very good and very enjoyable elements. Colin Farrell does a powerful and menacing character, specially in the interrogation scene. I loved the character of Tina, she manages to perform a prudent, doubtful but good-hearted role, and her relation with Newt seems very honest and natural. As I mentioned before, the dark atmosphere of Harry Potter is succesfully managed, and the movie is visually stunning. Also, the work of the musical department is outstanding, having its climax in the thunderbird flight, which is a powerfull and very beautiful scene.The movie has its enjoyable elements, but fails to reach the hype with some messy issues. It is an unstable beginning to a saga, and it somehow seems that it is a movie made thinking more in the sequel that in its own. However it does not ruin the potential it has, and I hope sequels could overcome this one because we know what Harry Potter world is able to give us.
Continuing my plan to watch every Johnny Depp movie in order, I come to Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them.There is no need for this movie. That's true of most sequels/prequels. This movie was made for one reason. The Harry Potter movies made money. A lot of money!! And Warner Bros were not ready to give up on the goose that laid the golden egg just yet. So they set about trying to kick start a new franchise.These movies should not appeal to me, but I do enjoy watching them!! Maybe it's because of the fun my kids had watching them, and I got caught up in their excitement. I dunno. But I find it entertaining anyway.I have a real soft spot for Eddie Redmayne, and I enjoyed his performance as Newt. In fact all of the leads are engaging. As for the movie sufficiently detached from the Potter books/movies so that a viewer doesn't need familiarity with the latter to enjoy the former. But there are enough call-backs for fans to know that we're still in the same universe. Depp filmed a secret cameo (which amazingly in this day and age, was kept a secret) Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them grossed $234 million at the domestic box office to end the year to 12th highest grossing movie of 2016. So it was the lowest grossing and worst performing movie from that universe, but considering it was a prequel, that features none of the original cast I think it did quite respectably. Enough to warrant a second movie to be released this year anyways.