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domingo, 20 de novembro de 2016

Fantastic beasts and where to find them


When I first heard about "Fantastic beasts and where to find them" I was not very excited. I didn't liked to know it would not be based on a book. I liked even less when I heard the news that it would no longer be just one movie but three and then that it would not be three, but five. Yes, five!

It sucks to see how, more than any other time that I can remember, we have today a search to extract the maximum of any and every franchise from the world of entertainment.

The idea that seems to dominate the minds of those making decisions is not to stimulate new creations but to divide final chapters (or even firsts and middle ones), create things that are on top of others that had financial success, doing a thousand references, rebooting franchises, but keeping tied to the the originals, creating a layer of parasites attached around every idea that made a profit.

The objetive is profit, not the idea. The objetive is to make money, not to tell stories that can pass messages ou simply make people fell better. Pay! Pay now! Heroes journey once again, down your throat! Copy the ideia of that movie, so they will like! Call all actors again so we can make some scenes with silly jokes here and there! Pay again! Go!

It's all so entangled and so dependent that the door to to make this projects to become more than parasites gets to small. It is no surprise that that just a few save themselves.

And yet, I went to the movies. I got there without watching any trailer, I was there because I knew the script was written by J. K. Rowling and because to me it was a universe worth revisiting, even if the movie was bad, sold out, another product of this scheme of formulaic parasite copies. Even if this was not a movie for me.

To my surprise, I didn't needed more than fifteen minutes to realize what my final opinion would be about the film. The actors, the script, the feel of the movie itself, it was all there. That fifteen minutes were enough to make me see how my fears were wrong, to fell myself being filed of joy because this was good and this were just the first minutes, I still had the whole movie. Better than that, I still had more four movies! The magic was back!


Making it very clear, the movie is really good. It is not perfect, but everything is there, all at the right place. If you like the universe of Harry Potter, the books, the movies, the games, or just some of it, you may stand up and dance around your computer. Go, celebrate, I wait.

It is new, it is different, but is familiar. It is a world of magic outside of the school, with grow up characters, allowing new problems, new nuances, expanding the world. This change of tune gives freedom to this movies to be something else, to be their own thing. It is the same world, the same rules, but, repeating myself shamelessly, it is different. This is not a parasite and manages to have that vibe of a first step, the first chapter, introducing new characters, open and closing conflicts, creating a problem that is proporcional to the beginning of a new journey.

If you are a fan of the series, a fan of J. K. Rowling or just someone looking for a light and fun adventure movie, go watch it. Fearless. It is worth of your time.

I don't wanna be a complainer and all, but, just because I really like the way she writes, I can't stop thinking how good a book of this story could be, you know? A book, one of those with pages, well written, with words and words of layers and immersion like Rowling can write. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with what was delivered here.