[Spoilers / Review] The Crimes of… J.K. Rowling‽
I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – even though it was nothing like I thought it would be. Truth be told, when I heard that Fantastic Beasts was made into a movie, I actually expected Newt Scamander to be some kind of wizarding Crocodile Hunter. And while that wasn’t exactly what we got, I still enjoyed the movie.
As a Hufflepuff, I was glad to see my Hogwarts House finally get some representation (albeit people still make fun of our house). Moreover, as a fan of „A Very Potter Musical“, I was more than aware of how „Hufflepuffs are good at finding things“, which is why I loved our representation in Newt even more. All in all, I was happy with the film, despite being bothered about a few flaws here and there. Needless to say, I was rather excited to see The Crimes of Grindelwald because of that.
However, after sitting through the entire movie right on its release day, meaning free from any spoilers the internet may have had for me, I was disappointed. Now, don’t get me wrong, if you enjoyed the movie I’m so happy for you. I’m honestly glad you can continue loving this franchise despite its flaws – and I’m not talking about The Cursed Child here, as it wasn’t written by Rowling. But please understand that there are those of us who just can’t get themselves to enjoy this movie. I wanted to love it – but I don’t.