It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Zoë Kravitz's character, Leta Lestrange, has a much larger part in this film. The Lestrange family has a very notable reputation in the wizarding world, where the series previously featured Bellatrix Lestrange (played by Helena Bonham Carter), who married into the family, and to a lesser extent, her husband Rodolphus and his brother Rabastan. They are one of the original Sacred Twenty-Eight (truly pureblood families) and are known for their extreme wealth, pureblood supremacy, and practice of the Dark Arts. A few members of the family even become Death Eaters. See more »
Good differences whether or not you're a Potterhead.
If you are a Potterhead, you will leave the cinema dazzled by both the revelations and references of Wizarding World. Something nice to see.
The film is a good continuation of the first, but with some medium defects of franchise. Too much open, no closed arcs, and an information bomb.
So if you're not a Potterhead, expect to be confused during the movie.
The cast is spectacular, especially Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, and my future husband Callum Turner. Of course, I wanted to say the same thing about Ezra Miller, who had incredible potential but almost disappears in what the script proposes.
The animals keep showing up for a future Newt book, and that makes me happy to see that the name of the franchise remains consistent with the story, even if it's in the background.
The CGI and 3D are impeccable, it pays to spend a little more and go in an IMAX 3D session.
Thinking of Fantastic Animals as a franchise in small episodes, it's great. Like a continuation movie, it has its flaws and does not close any arches that open in the beginning.
By the proposal, we know that the film does better than the first and opens a range of possibilities for the future of the franchise. Congratulations J. K. Rowling!
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