Review Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    I really enjoyed this for what it was.

    Talk of turning it into it's own sprawling five of so film franchise I find less appealing though.....
     
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    It was enjoyable, if overly busy, and could’ve been a lot better with more cogent storytelling. Rowling may’ve felt too close to her source- thereby a reluctance to cut some of the fat. It’ll please HP fans for sure; it just never soars. Production values and visual effects are brilliant with Jazz Age NYC proving a fresh, atmospheric backdrop. Alison Sudol made quite an impression on me (as Waterston’s beautiful showgirl sis).
     
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    I just saw it, and loved it. As much as I hate to ever disagree with @Doctor Omega , I look forward to four more movies. As the wife pointed out, anyone who read the books immediately caught the reveal when Farrell's character gives the fake Barry Allen the pendant. But yeah, I thought it was great.
     
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    I'm with @chainsaw_metal1 both in enjoyment and in looking forward to more. With what we've seen so far and knowing the basic back story of the HP universe, I think there's more than enough material for another four movies without things dragging. And if they keep broadening the universe to explore more of the world and different magic traditions it would be extremely interesting.
     
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    I think if I had one thing that drove me a little crazy, it's that there are moments in the movie where Redmayne seems to be channeling Matt Smith's performance as The Doctor.
     
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    Yeah I saw that too. He's often been listed as someone people would like to see play the Doctor but given the similarities I think there would need to be at least a couple more regenerations to separate them.
     
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