Will the prequel to Harry Potter turn into hunting Pokémons?16 November 2016
On November 17, the first show of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will run in Ukrainian cinemas. The film is supposed to unveil the magical world created by J.K Rowling. As it was filmed based not on the fully-fledged novel but a kind of encyclopedia, expectations are quite uncertain.
According to the author, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook for Care of Magical Creatures course, taught to students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The most of the book represents a list of beasts in alphabetic order, with brief descriptions, as well as a classification by danger level from the Ministry of Magic.
Creators of the film announced that we would view the adventures story of the book author, Newt Scamander, during his stay in New-York. Creator of the encyclopedia on magical beasts, as well as the viewer, gets acquainted with the American wizards community, its traditions and everyday life. The scene is set 70 years before the events described in the first novel about Harry Potter.
The main episode, that drives the development of the action, is the runaway of magical creatures from Scamander’s enchanted suitcase. That’s what causes a clash between the writer and magical community of New York, and later leads to a serious confrontation between wizards and muggles.
As the witchery is hidden from ordinary people, the appearance of strange magical creatures in the streets of the city, as we can see from the trailer, sparks panic. Despite the magnitude of the events shown in the trailer, it can be assumed that during the biggest part of the film we will be observing how Newt Scamander will collect them all.
Starting from the most harmless X creatures and ending with dangerous beasts with XXXX or even XXXXX rating according to the classification – most probably hunting these fantastic beasts will be shown in great detail. Such a variant is not that bad, but for a prequel, intended for expanding the universe beloved by many people, that’s insufficient.
On the other hand, the film with Scamander searching for various weird animals throughout the city for the most period of time can perfectly pay off due to the sales of themed toys, as loads of different fantastic beasts can be sold to children as well as grown-up fans of the universe! Unfortunately, it just hardens the suspicions.
Very soon we will able to find out whether our fears are justified, as the first show of the film will start this Thursday. Enjoy viewing and hope that the film won’t disappoint us!