I Might Be Casting Riddikulus
I always have high hopes for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and every story & film that revolves around it. I recently saw the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and despite it being great I was put off a little by the music used as it wasn’t familiar in a Harry Potter sense but was instead already the music on my iPhone. It pulled me out of what was a really good play.
Fantastic Beasts did the same thing but with how it’s shot and the amount of CGI in the film. I might sound like a fanboy complaining but some choices are hard to understand and comprehend apart from the obvious answer that it was cheaper to make. After the not as great reaction to Fantastic Beasts, I was hoping that the sequel would have less CGI, contain more interesting shots and make me want to explore that world right now. Unfortunately, the CGI is still there, especially in three cat-like creatures, and you still have the smokey (really just blurred out) shots of London.
However, obviously the film isn’t out yet and I can’t really judge a book by a cover (a film by a trailer) but trailers do give you a lot of insight into the film, take the exhilarating Mission Impossible: Fallout trailer that just screams here is more of the same awesome stuff from last time. This Crimes of Grindelwald trailer does the same thing only reminds me of how the first film made me feel uneasy.
In terms of content, we get more looks of Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald and even Newt at Hogwarts (trying to use that Harry Potter nostalgia). There are some great shots as well I will say as the trailer is hopefully preparing us for an emotional story similar to that of the last few Harry Potter films. Time will tell when Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald releases on November 16th.
My Trailer Feeling: Kind of Uneasy