I thought I’d share my thoughts and feels about the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer. I know that I’m super late to this party, but I realized I hadn’t shared my thoughts yet, and I just couldn’t have that.
In case you haven’t seen the trailer ("Where have you been?" Teehee. I wrote that in Molly Weasley’s voice, did you hear her say it when you read the sentence?), I’ve posted it below:
First off, I have to say that the first time I saw this trailer, I, of course, loved it, but the second time I saw it, as it was previewing before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I teared up. I guess seeing it on the big screen had me feeling all of the feels. Plus, that line “J.K. Rowling invites you to return to the Wizarding World” has me all nostalgic. I miss Harry so much! I even shushed my mom the other night, just because Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was on television. And her response was “Haven’t you seen this multiple times already?” Yes, but that doesn’t matter.
Okay, back to the trailer. There’s actually not a lot going on with this trailer. It’s mostly just the Lumos Maxima scene, and the characters in the courtroom, then the two main characters looking at the case, and then the end title scene. Not a whole lot going on, right? But it’s still got me ready to buy a ticket.
I haven’t read the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet. I’ve looked through it and I know it’s more of an encyclopedia of creatures than an adventure story, so I can’t wait to see how the film plays out. I’ll be reading the book closer to the movie’s release date, just so I can know what’s happening.
Also, I love how we’re getting a look into the American Wizarding World for this film (I refuse to acknowledge that American non-wizards aren’t called muggles, though). And while I like the setting of the story, I think it would have been really amazing to see a modern-day America with wizards. Am I right? But I’m just happy we’re getting more wizardry, so I can’t complain too much.
Now, I’ve never seen Eddie Redmayne in anything, but I know he’s been said to be an amazing actor, so I can’t wait to see him play Newt Scamander. Other than his character, I’m not sure who the other actors and actresses are playing and I don’t want to completely spoil myself for the book (if there’s any crossover), so I’m not going to delve too far into who they are just yet.
All in all, I think it’s obvious that any Harry Potter fan is going to be seeing this movie. Actually, I’m fairly certain true Harry Potter fans would see this movie even if it was illegal. I know I would break the law just so I can be a wizard one more time.
What do you guys think of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer?