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Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them (SPOILER) Movie Review

Hey Guys, So Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I’d post all of my thoughts, feels, as well as reassure all other Potterheads out their about the movie. To better express all of my thoughts I thought I’d go through this review and go through each character and talk about all of the notes and thoughts I had while watching this movie. Also be warned, THIS IS A SPOILER REVIEW! I will be discussing about all of the things, so If you’ve not seen it. Go see it, and then come back and we’ll all talk about this together.

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Newt Scamander:  I loved Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Newt. He was just so very introverted and kept to himself a lot and I personally felt the actor was the best person to play Newt Scamander. I have to say after partly watching this movie I kept on coming back to the fact that Newt was so much like Hagrid, it was a little weird. Both are introverted, both have creatures, both expelled from Hogwarts. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. Another thing I thought was interesting was the magical creatures. Instantly I fell in love with all of the creatures, but before watching the movie I couldn’t have even imagined how important they are to the story, Originally  I had  thought that they were side line characters and had no purpose and weren’t that important. But, After watching the movie I found myself totally wrong by the end of the movie. I felt as though the creatures added a light-hearted feel to this rather dark and grim story. Speaking of a grim story I especially enjoyed when Newt and the crew were in his suitcases and he mentioned a Lestrange. It was just another one of the many hat tipping moments to the Harry Potter movie that made it so enjoyable.

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Tina Goldstein: Going into this movie I had mixed feelings about Tina. I wasn’t sure If I’d like her, or if she was too serious to enjoy. Boy was I wrong, I loved the strong, self reliant character that she was as well as her interaction with all of the characters. Also I want to find out more about her and Credence’s relationship together. Was she one of the orphans? I want MORE to her past. Speaking of her past remember that scene where they are all being sent to the “Extermination Center.”? I have to say that was probably one of the creepiest parts, from the white walls and how calm the Ministry Workers it gave me a ton of chills.

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Jacob Kowalski: I have to say part of the reason I liked the movie so much was because of the dumb, funny, humor that came between him. for those who need reminders Jacob has just came back from the war and is looking for a loan to open a bakery when he bumps into Newt and learns all about this society. I have to say by having him as a muggle or (No Maj) It was a clever thing on JK’s part to explain this new society without having to just spew out random bits of information. A lot of his humor comes between him and Quennie Goldstien (Tina’s sister who will be talked about next) Their relationship together was hilarious and really enjoyable.

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Queenie Goldstien: A lot of the reason I felt that Queenie was liked was her strong interest in Muggles (Jacob). It made it very entertaining exploring this forbidden love between her as well as Jacob. One of the funniest things in the movie was watching the love between her and Jacob. She was fascinated with the simplest things about Muggles and it made me laugh many times. One of the other things that made me interested was the fact that she was a Legilimentist. For those who’ve read Harry Potter you probably recognize this as the thing Harry was trying to learn from Snape to get Voldemort to not read his mind.

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Credence: One of the most interesting characters in JK’s Universe Credence’s story is one of sadness, mystery, and grimness. After killing his Mother who was basically the leader of an Anti-Wizard group and finding out that he was a wizard who couldn’t control his powers making him become a bomb of magic that could destroy the whole world. MACUSA, the USA’s version of the Ministry Of Magic ends up killing Credence, or so they think! In the end you can see a little black speck of the magic that floats away, Newt notices it but doesn’t say anything. Which brings me to my future theories for the next movie.

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Percival Graves: One of the best surprise twists of all time was the reveal that Graves was in fact Grindelwald using a Polyjuice potion to turn into a MACUSA operative and tried to influence Credence so that he could use him to destroy the world. Fortunately he was caught and sent to prison but it was a pretty epic reveal that has made me super pumped up for the second movie.

 

THEORIES:

-Grindelwald will escape prison (obviously) They can’t hold him long, he’s one of the baddest wizards alive. He’ll eventually find a way to get out. It’s just a matter of when and how.

-Credence is alive and Newt will find him and bring him to Albus Dumbledore for help to train him to control his powers: As I mentioned earlier Newt sees a little piece of the magic of Credence escape the grasp of MACUSA and doesn’t mention this to anyone. Also it has been confirmed by one of the deleted scenes that after Newt leaves America we see Credence quietly walk on the same boat that he went on after the whole battle.

-This Lestrange girl Newt had a relationship and briefly mentioned in the movie will show up in the second installment.

-All of the movies will be set in different places around earth: The second movie has already been confirmed by the producer to have the next movie set in Paris. This has me infer that through all of the movies we will see Newt traveling around doing his thing while watching all that is happening with the Grindelwald/Dumbledore situation which would be a good way to show all of the magic around the world as well as finally showcase the epic battle between Grindelwald and Dumbledore.

Okay, I think that’s it. Overall I highly enjoyed it, and recommend anyone who’s even a slight Harry Potter fan to go and see this movie. Plus, If you haven’t seen any of the Harry Potter books or movies, you can still go and start this and will for the most part, not get confused at all.

My Rating:

5 stars

 

REVIEW- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

cooltext133089402245467Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

cooltext133089343094800 Okay I’ve got a lot of notes on this book for the final installment of the Harry Potter series besides Cursed Child which I will leave the link below. Well without further ado, let’s begin.

  • One of the things that I think defines the final installment and makes it so good is the coming togetherness. Where all of the characters we’ve met through all of the series are all coming and trying to protect Harry Potter from Voldemort. It really brings on a whole new meaning about love.
  • Next, I loved the plot. It was very well thought out and I felt like it made a VERY satisfying ending to this amazing series!
  • SPOILERS!!!!!! Do not continue after this picture below if you do not want to be spoiled.
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  • Fred dying killed me. Basically for those who haven’t had read this and spoiling this for themselves basically Voldemort attacks Hogwarts with all of his Death Eaters and followers. Harry calls all of his friends and basically anyone who’s anyone in the Harry Potter world that’s on the good side  So anyway they have a fight and needless to say people die. Fred, Remus, Tonks. Etc. but they manage to destroy Voldemort and everything is all happy.
  • Overall this book was a hugely satisfying ending. I miss the characters so much and are looking forward to re-read all of the Harry Potters this Summer.

Rating: 5/5

5 stars

Anyway thanks for reading this review, I’ll have another post up soon. Make sure to follow me on my Instagram for everything bookish. My Username is @Jared_dabook.club for all those who were interested. Anyway read on!

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REVIEW-Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by: JK Rowling and Jack Thorne

cooltext133089402245467Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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cooltext133089343094800 So Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out a few days ago and I loved it. So I’ve got my notes beside me on what I liked about this book and what I thought was eh. To start off the notes I’d say the first thing you’d wanna know before you go into this book is that it is different. So JK Rowling decided to do another Harry Potter story. She actually made a stage play for this that is being performed in the UK. This book is actually the script being printed for the Potter fans who can’t travel to see it and what to know what happened next in the Harry Potter story. Other than that I think that is the number one thing going into this book.

The next thing on my list is to talk about the book. While I liked It, a lot. I would like to think of this book as a separate  story in the Harry Potter story. It was still really good and If you feel a bit apprehensive about going into this because you don’t want your favorite series ruined, don’t be. While this wasn’t the best book in the Harry Potter books and shouldn’t be compared to the others and thought of as a separate book  I highly enjoyed it.

I can’t say a ton on the whole plot because it’s best to go in not knowing anything but I will say it does involve a Time Turner for anyone who remembers those things in book 3. Keep in mind I will do a spoiler review in the future for all those who have read it and would like to discuss it with me. Anyway let’s get on with the notes.

JK Rowling has confirmed that this is the last story in the Harry Potter stories so you have to read this! While I feel a bit sad about this and would love for it to keep living on forever I think it’s time for this franchise to end. While I think the franchise as a whole will never die because of all of the loyal fans I do think that all good things must come to and end.

cooltext133089378843909 Well I didn’t hate anything in this book. While I’m doing exactly what I told you not to do by comparing it to the other 7 books this wasn’t as good as them. IT WAS STILL REALLY GOOD THOUGH! Overall I highly enjoyed this their was so many plot twists and just re-living the moments from the Harry Potter series was really amazing. So go read it, and come back in a few days so we can talk about this in my spoiler review that will be up in a few days.

Rating:

4/5 stars

STAR-4Anyway thanks for reading my review, I’m Jared I post every Wednesday and Saturday. And don’t hesitate to follow me on Instagram, my username is @Jared_dabook.club for more pics of books and all info in the publishing industry. Thanks for everything

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By: JK Rowling

# of Pages: 322

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Age’s I recommend: 8-12

Summary:  Eleven-year old Harry Potter is a nobody. His parents died when he was young and he was left to his evil Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. When one day Harry Potter discoverers a truth hidden from his from his Step-Parents. He’s a wizard. Harry discoverers a world an eleven-year old boy could never had imagined. And it’s hidden right there in London.

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Characters: Okay my all time favorite character has got to Be Hagrid. I just love that he looks so tall but has a soft spot for everyone and is really a big sweetheart. I loved of course Harry Potter. *claps hands* The best character development I have read yet.

What I liked: I loved this all magical and adventurous world. I loved The plot and the great character development.  I loved that JK Rowling made this world. I just liked everything about this! I definantly  recommend this series to anyone who wants to start fantasy and doesn’t know where to start! I just loved this book I loved a lot of the magical element in this book!

What I didn’t Like: The thing I was most frustrated about this book or story was that I had already seen the movies. They were so much like each other for once I’m mad about seeing the movies.

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5/5 Stars