Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#21 Post by fillumboy2 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:10 am

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#22 Post by tombone » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:43 am

Just watched it and I was quite impressed, the acting is great and so is the storyline for me. I love this genre of film and look forward to seeing what will come next. Overall an 8/10 for me

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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#23 Post by McG » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:25 pm

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sfancy wrote:Honestly- I was very disappointed. It seemed very slow and I was disappointed despite attending the premiere.
I actually thought that of most HP films, but then when I did get a chance to watch then again, I actually did enjoy it rather than trying to compare it with the books, which by the time I saw the films again, memory of the books were fading so perhaps that helped!

I think all the hype does not help, as it does not live up to it ;)
Agreed, pxc! I do think they are over-hyping films for weeks before release and folk become sooooo excited when they get the chance to see it. I will almost certainly see it again and hope that I find it more enjoyable second time around . . . . not that I didn't enjoy it first time but it just didn't reach my expectations! Eddie Redmayne was great but I would have liked to see more of the Fantastic Beasts!
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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#24 Post by D-Fens » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:47 pm

I don't understand the concept of hype. If a movie has been reviewed at festivals or already released in USA then it can come along with good reviews that can shape your expectations of it.

But everything else is just advertising? Which is why they show the best parts in the trailer because they're just selling you a product not saying that you'll enjoy it.

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#25 Post by prettyxcool » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:19 pm

That's why I always try to avoid reading or seeing any advertising or hype about any film, as I don't want to be influenced. Unfortunately, I went to the fan event and saw the trailer which was the best bits, and was so excited to see the full film, not just a massive advertisement for CGI. LOL
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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#26 Post by raj101 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:49 pm

another turd from the pen of rowling, complete with the usuals suspects of elements - 1 dimensional characters, babbling script and an irrational plot and these massive gaping stretches of narrative where hardly anyone says anything they just gawp, and then gawp more, and then gawp again (the same shot of the gawp, I kid you not). Abysmal.

A long time ago, Miss Rowling sat down in a library and chanced upon a copy of "Timothy Hunter Books of Magic" by Neil Gaiman. Obviously was impressed enough with that bespectacled boy wizard, his pet owl, toy wand, his uncaring parents, his cowardly friend and spirited girlfriend enough to Xerox the idea into her own writings.

Twenty years on and its once again blatantly clear where shes stolen FBAWTFT from, shes been watching Matt Smith era Doctor Who. Newt even has a "Tardis" and a gawky female companion. Ironically Redmayne might have made a pretty good timelord himself. Eddie and his laurel-and-hardy co-buddy bakerboy are the two castings that work to any degree here. The rest is largely awful.

The movie also appears to ruin the whole concept of "muggles cant see magic" in the very first scene - Newt needs to switch his "tardis" to "muggle-free" in order to prevent muggles seeing its working innards. This fcukup is repeatedly constantly throughout the movie. WTF??? Well, its probably too much to expect consistency in a JK movie, but how freaking thick can she expect her audience to be?

On the plus side and as is usual in these movies, SFX and some of the pastel shade sceneries are generally very good. Watch the first 40 minutes up to the tour of the "Tardis", and then take a long break and come back for the finale.

The movie also suffers from rewriting American history, supporting the abject lies their industry have purported over the years, like pretending America were not just significant in World War 1, but outright heroes in it, or having a black person as the boss of Magic Club in pre-Civil rights USA, when those racist goons would have really strung her up at first chance.

3 stars for the effects alone, but just 2 for the sheer turgidity of the attached movie. Such a shame, it showed real promise in the opening stretch. roll on Star Wars to remove this stain from our cinema screens as soon as possible.
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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#27 Post by The Sparrow » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:06 am

Surely the "magic club" are above racism.
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#28 Post by alythonian » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:01 am

I agree with Beate. Think I was expecting too much from the over hype.
OH though thought it was much better and easier to follow than the HP films.
7/10 from me.
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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#29 Post by sfancy » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:54 am

I don't know- it didn't really do it for me and I was pretty disappointed. But- I'm not a big HP fan in anycase.

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Re: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

#30 Post by Beate » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:02 am

alythonian wrote:I agree with Beate. Think I was expecting too much from the over hype.
OH though thought it was much better and easier to follow than the HP films.
7/10 from me.
Agree with me? But I loved it!
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