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Postby Noahh » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:09 pm

So it has been announced Johnny Depp will be part of these films. Not sure how I feel about that. :-?
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Postby cdschart » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:13 pm

Do they really need five movies for this series I mean come on :roll:
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Postby Damiennatas1 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:13 pm

cdschart wrote:Do they really need five movies for this series I mean come on :roll:
Yes.

I'm ok with Johnny Depp tbh
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Postby Madelinefs » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:21 pm

cdschart wrote:Do they really need five movies for this series I mean come on :roll:
The more HP universe, the better

Deep will just have a cameo.
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Postby Noahh » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:51 pm

Madelinefs wrote:Deep will just have a cameo.
In the first one yes. In the second film he will have a bigger role.

Rumor has it Johnny Depp will portray Grindelwald.
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Postby Mainshow » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:31 pm

Noahh wrote:
Madelinefs wrote:Deep will just have a cameo.
In the first one yes. In the second film he will have a bigger role.

Rumor has it Johnny Depp will portray Grindelwald.
Isn't it already confirmed?
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Postby Hugo » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:55 pm

100% on RT based on 24 reviews, it's definitely getting some love, thank god! 8-)
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Postby Mainshow » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:59 pm

Hugo wrote:100% on RT based on 24 reviews, it's definitely getting some love, thank god! 8-)
Wow! I didn't expect it to get such a score!

After watching the teasers and trailers and keeping in mind that David Yates, who is responsible of that utterly horrendous HP 6 movie, I prepared myself for some fanfiction atmosphere & mediocre reviews.

However, I already pre-booked tickets for the screening on Wednesday. I would lie if I say that I was truly excited for it (like I had been with the Potter or Hunger Games movies) but I am looking forward to watching it. Perhaps this way, I will be more surprised in the end (if it's really THAT good and outstanding).
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Postby menime123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:55 pm

Mainshow wrote:
Hugo wrote:100% on RT based on 24 reviews, it's definitely getting some love, thank god! 8-)
Wow! I didn't expect it to get such a score!

After watching the teasers and trailers and keeping in mind that David Yates, who is responsible of that utterly horrendous HP 6 movie, I prepared myself for some fanfiction atmosphere & mediocre reviews.

However, I already pre-booked tickets for the screening on Wednesday. I would lie if I say that I was truly excited for it (like I had been with the Potter or Hunger Games movies) but I am looking forward to watching it. Perhaps this way, I will be more surprised in the end (if it's really THAT good and outstanding).
You're such a Debbie Downer :lol:

David Yates directed Harry Potter 5, 6, 7 and 8, and all 4 were some of the best adaptations of the books. He also directed the recent Tarzan and now Fantastic Beasts, both of which have been very well received.

So out of 6 films you're dubious because of 1 movie - makes no sense :lol:

You do realise that a director is not responsible for the script, don't you? A director is hired by the producer, and is responsible for visualising what the script writer has written in the screen play.

JKR has written this, so her story isn't being butchered to fit into a 2 hour movie. For once we are getting a movie from this world that was written to be seen, so I'm expecting it to be better than the Harry Potter films if I'm honest - being such a big fan of the books, I often felt let down by the films.

Visually all of the above films have looked amazing, and David Yates managed to great some brilliant performances from Daniel, Emma and Rupert - the Harry Potter series after 3 and 4 was in serious danger of the kids not being good enough for the later stuff.

But David managed to work with them and have audiences convinced by the end - by no means an easy task, after some made their minds up 8/9/10 years before the final film that the trio couldn't act.
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Postby menime123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:58 pm

I know he's not in this one (supposedly), but who do we think will play Dumbledore?

I'm rooting for Mark Gatiss, but I'm not sure he's 'Hollywood' enough (but he is s natural ginger like Dumbledore!). But I do think his acting style would be perfect - I've seen him in a few things (and on stage) and he can flit between being charmingly hilarious one moment to full on seriously angry the next:

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Postby Hugo » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:23 pm

menime123 wrote:He also directed the recent Tarzan and now Fantastic Beasts, both of which have been very well received.
Eh...
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Postby menime123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:35 pm

Hugo wrote:
menime123 wrote:He also directed the recent Tarzan and now Fantastic Beasts, both of which have been very well received.
Eh...
In terms of his directing they were.
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:28 pm

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Hugo wrote:100% on RT based on 24 reviews, it's definitely getting some love, thank god! 8-)
Wow! I didn't expect it to get such a score!

After watching the teasers and trailers and keeping in mind that David Yates, who is responsible of that utterly horrendous HP 6 movie, I prepared myself for some fanfiction atmosphere & mediocre reviews.

However, I already pre-booked tickets for the screening on Wednesday. I would lie if I say that I was truly excited for it (like I had been with the Potter or Hunger Games movies) but I am looking forward to watching it. Perhaps this way, I will be more surprised in the end (if it's really THAT good and outstanding).
You're such a Debbie Downer :lol:

David Yates directed Harry Potter 5, 6, 7 and 8, and all 4 were some of the best adaptations of the books. He also directed the recent Tarzan and now Fantastic Beasts, both of which have been very well received.

So out of 6 films you're dubious because of 1 movie - makes no sense :lol:

You do realise that a director is not responsible for the script, don't you? A director is hired by the producer, and is responsible for visualising what the script writer has written in the screen play.

JKR has written this, so her story isn't being butchered to fit into a 2 hour movie. For once we are getting a movie from this world that was written to be seen, so I'm expecting it to be better than the Harry Potter films if I'm honest - being such a big fan of the books, I often felt let down by the films.

Visually all of the above films have looked amazing, and David Yates managed to great some brilliant performances from Daniel, Emma and Rupert - the Harry Potter series after 3 and 4 was in serious danger of the kids not being good enough for the later stuff.

But David managed to work with them and have audiences convinced by the end - by no means an easy task, after some made their minds up 8/9/10 years before the final film that the trio couldn't act.
I really meeded to hear this!

Personally, I just think that the Potter movies had many disappointing scenes and factors after Potter 3. Even though I still enjoy watching them, I can't believe thay they butchered so many great storylines.
I still can't forgive them for ruining the end of the books!
What's the point of bringing up Kreacher and Dobby in 7.1, when they completely forgot the elf revolts in 7.2. when the fought against the Dark and Death Eaters at the Battle.of Hogwarts?
It's frustrating!

Also, so many interesting and eerie details about Voldemort did get lost because they tried to turn HP 6 into a teeniedramafest a la Twilight. Gosh, that movie was so **** bad.

You totally made me happy by stating the fact that J.K. Rowling is writing the script for this series!

However, she or someone should have fired the scriptwriters from HP 6 and they should have shot an entire new movie. I wouldn't have minded to wait for another year back then... Everything would have been better than what we actually got.
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Postby Storyteller » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:02 pm

Seeing this Saturday, can't wait!!!!
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Postby Mainshow » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:46 pm

I just came back home and I have to say that this movie is absolutely magical and brilliant. It is more than I expected. It had a very interesting plot with a lot of great characters.
Also, it was such a great experience to get to know so mamy fantastic beasts and to learn some of their characteristics.
I am also very happy that it is not a Harry Pottee rip-off. It is like a whole new story with very few potter references.

However, a certain storyline got rushed. I am sure that people who haven't read the books or haven't seen the other movies wouldn't understand it properly. That's really a shame because they really had a chance to gain new fans with this movie.

I can't wait to watch it again, buy the bluray and see the upcoming sequences. It's absolutely brilliant!
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Postby thebigham » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:31 pm

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Review: 'Fantastic Beasts' promising, not yet Potter-magical
By JOCELYN NOVECK
AP National Writer

Xenophobia. Prejudice. Oppression.

Who's up for a little escapism at the multiplex?

J.K. Rowling, embarking on her new, post-Potter blockbuster franchise with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," has said herself that her screenplay, which she began several years ago, was informed by world events - particularly, she noted, a rise in populism around the globe.

And so there's definitely some darkness in "Fantastic Beasts," despite its being a family film, complete with the sweetest little beasts (and bigger ones) imaginable - expect to see your kid melt forthwith over the lovable jewelry-imbibing Niffler (It's stunning how many carats he can consume without gaining weight.)
But there's also a refreshingly light tone competing with the sinister themes, thanks especially to two exceedingly appealing supporting characters headed for a sweet confection of a romance.

But first, the title: Harry Potter fans will know that "Fantastic Beasts" was a required text for Harry and his Hogwarts mates. That little book has now become the seed of a franchise - there are FOUR films to come - based on its author, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a wizard Magizoologist with a mop haircut, a bashful grin, and one fabulous briefcase.

Why is this briefcase so great? Well, it's magic, like Mary Poppins' carpet bag. But while Mary basically pulled out room furnishings, Scamander has not only a menagerie of fantastical creatures, but seemingly a whole mini-planet in there to house them.

We start with Scamander just off the boat in 1926 New York, a few years before the Great Depression. Director David Yates, of the last four Potter films, has clearly spared no expense in creating this Jazz Age Big Apple, from the grand skyscrapers and period automobiles to Colleen Atwood's delicious costumes, to of course the endlessly inventive CGI beasts.
It's not the best time for a young wizard and his pets to be arriving. Magical folk have gone undercover. Among the No-Majs (that's American for Muggles, or humans), zealots from the Second Salemers (as in Salem Witch Trials) are looking to destroy wizards and witches.

So the wizards' governing body, MACUSA, is suppressing all magical beasts, lest they expose the wizards. It's particularly inconvenient when Newt's creatures are accidentally set loose across the city.

It becomes a race against time for Newt and three companions to rescue them and save the city from an undefined, sinister force. These companions are Tina (Katherine Waterston), an ambitious but well-meaning MACUSA investigator; Jacob (Dan Fogler), an amiable, portly No-Maj baker who gets caught up in it all; and Queenie, Tina's mind-reading, sweetly sensitive sister (Alison Sudol).

Also in the mix: Percival Graves (Colin Farrell, in an undefined role), the mysterious director of MACUSA, and zealot Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton). And there's one more big star - bigger than all - who makes a late appearance. (We won't spoil it here - feel free to Google.)

It's all entertaining, lovely, expertly done. Why then does it feel as if something's missing? Perhaps it's our inescapable urge to compare it to the Potter phenomenon.

Or perhaps it's that Harry was, well, a kid, who we watched grow up. "Fantastic Beasts" is obviously more of an adult story. Redmayne is charming, though less commanding than in some other roles. He has nice charisma with the winsomely earnest Waterston. But the real chemistry is between Fogler and Sudol, an unlikely couple eyeing each other coyly across the Wizard/No-Maj chasm.

Then there are the beasts - not just Niffler, but Bowtruckle, Erumpent, Murtlaf and Mooncalf, to name a few. Here, Rowling delivers as only she can. "I don't think I'm dreaming," Jacob says. "I ain't got the brains to make this up."

Other than Rowling, who really does?

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "some fantasy action violence." Running time: 133 minutes.

Three stars out of four.
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Postby Hugo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:55 pm

This is Marvel imitation at its most tedious.

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Does he seriously think JK Rowling was inspired by Marvel?? :lol: :lol:
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Postby LongingHeart » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:27 pm

just got back from the cinema and I mean .. wow.. what a great movie! I had zero expectations and I if I had some it would exceeded all of them. This movie made me really nostalgic and I can't wait for the other ones to come
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Postby Hugo » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:24 pm

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Finds $6.9M On Day One Overseas; Tops All ‘Potter’ Bows In Korea

Unleashed in nine markets on Wednesday as it began offshore release, Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them conjured up $6.9M. From director David Yates and first-time film screenwriter JK Rowling, the continuation of the Harry Potter creator’s Wizarding World played on 5,070 screens yesterday and ranks No. 1 in all of its openings which include majors Korea and France.

In notable bows, the Korea opening (on a non-traditional Wednesday) commanded 65% of the Top 5 market share as the Beasts put $1.7M in Newt Scamander’s case on roughly 1,090 screens. That more than tripled local opener Vanishing Time and gives FB the biggest launch day ever for the Wizarding World in this market, surpassing all eight of the previous Harry Potter films.

France debuted to $1.8M with 209K admissions on 805 screens, including sneaks from Tuesday night. Market share of the Top 5 was 70% — with box office coming in 6% higher than the recent opening of Doctor Strange.

Indonesia scored a similar phenomenon to Korea. The $480K start on 690 screens (75% share) is the best opening for a Wizarding World movie save for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The Sweden lift-off was worth $446K from 300 screens.

The Beasts are zooming to 38 more markets today, including big plays like Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil and Australia. Friday adds a further 16, notably the UK, Spain and Mexico. In total, this frame will put Eddie Redmayne’s Scamander and pals in 63 markets.

In terms of the Potter franchise, the UK and Japan were traditionally the lead overseas hubs. Reviews have been glowing in the UK where the European premiere was held on Tuesday with a live simulcast to such faraway cities as Kiev, Helsinki and Madrid.

Comps outside the Potter movies include derivative works like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Maleficent. Industry projections on Beasts before launch were ranging from $90M-$125M in international box office by weekend’s end.

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Postby Rihab » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:51 pm

Since when are movies released on Tuesdays and Wednesdays? Didn't it use to be Thursday?
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Postby samra » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:18 pm

I was so incredibly overjoyed walking out of the cinema today, especially after the disappointment of Cursed Child earlier this year.

The movie was everything. :D :D :D The way it weaves in with the existing Potter universe and sets the scene for the future 4 films has me giddy with excitement. They can't come fast enough! :cry: :cry:

The visuals were stunning, the story was intriguing with a couple of good unexpected twists and re-entering the world of magic was such a delight.

Ugh, I wish I were a wizard... :cry:
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Postby menime123 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:50 pm

samra wrote:I was so incredibly overjoyed walking out of the cinema today, especially after the disappointment of Cursed Child earlier this year.

If you haven't seen Cursed a child on stage it's really hard to judge. I've seen it on stage 3 times (2 more booked) and I've read the script... there's nothing like seeing it in person. Trust me.
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Postby menime123 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:54 pm

Just seen FBAWTFT and it's absolutely brilliant. JKR is an absolute genius.
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Postby remiell » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:09 pm

I liked this! I like Johnny a lot, but he played so many "weird" characters already, that I'd prefer someone else, even Colin.
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Postby menime123 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:25 pm

So I was thinking, you know Dumbledore's sister, Ariana? Do we think what was happening to that Salem Guy is what happened to her? She supposedly suppressed her own magic and was rumoured to be a squib as a result, but her outbursts lead to the death of their Mother - just like in this movie.
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