While Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was one of the most anticipated movies of last year, it did also come out as one of the most poorly received. Now Screen junkies have released their Honest Trailer take on J.K. Rowling’s latest addition to the Wizarding World lore.
You loved J.K. Rowling through the Harry Potter years. You knew her mystery novels were… just a phase. You swore Cursed Child was better live. You defended her right to, uh, tweaks in character details after the fact. You looked past all the flaws of the first Fantastic Beasts to see its potential. And now this? This is how you repay our loyalty? I am done standing for you, J.K.!
Admittedly, a lot of people admit that Rowling still needs more experience when it comes to writing screenplays as it’s very evident in the film that she’s more adept to novels. Main characters Newt and Tina end up feeling like supporting characters in this film since there’s too many new faces and exposition. The only way for all of it to make sense was if she put it in a book—just like with the numerous characters in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
There are still three more Fantastic Beasts films down the pipeline, and I’m honestly wondering if WB is considering having someone else direct other than David Yates. Hopefully, Rowling has a proper ending for where this film is going. I’m sure a lot of people are still willing to give the franchise a chance, but hopefully, there aren’t any more missteps like Crimes of Grindelwald.
Fantastic Beasts 3 is set to come out Nov. 20, 2020.
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