If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’ve probably heard that there will be a movie based off of J.K. Rowling’s book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming out in 2015. For those of you who haven’t heard, you’ve heard now. The only thing is, the book it will be based off of is a guidebook, so it will be completely different than the book. This means that you won’t really know what to expect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have expectations.
For some people, a book is usually better than its movie counterpart, but for others, it’s the opposite. When I first found out that the Fantastic Beasts movie was coming out, I immediately wondered what it would be like, and which would be better: the book or the movie. Looking back on the Harry Potter movies, I can tell you now that I wasn’t disappointed when I first watched them, so of course, I’m expecting Fantastic Beasts to be just as good, or better. The only problem is that the book Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them doesn’t really have a storyline. As I stated earlier, it’s a guidebook. This raises some questions about the storyline, that, unless you’ve read about the new movie, you’re left to ponder. What will the storyline be? Will any of the characters from Harry Potter be in it? Will Voldemort still be the villain? If not, who will take his place?
Some of these questions I have answers to, but some, I do not. Those questions left unanswered will probably remain unanswered for a while longer. For those of you who haven’t read what the upcoming movie will be about, I’ve scrounged up some information concerning it. From what I’ve heard, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley won’t be in this movie. Instead, it will be about a wizard named Newton “Newt” Scamander, and will start around 1920 in New York, although it is unclear whether the whole movie will take place here as well. In this movie, Newt is the author of a book called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, basically, the same book the movie is based off of. Beyond that, and the information previously stated, not much else is known about the upcoming movie. This will be different than the Harry Potter movies, and will probably make us feel out of our comfort zone. We won’t be seeing many familiar faces, and I’m fairly certain that an American wizarding community will be much different than one in the UK.
Personally, I’m really looking forward to this movie coming out. I’m curious as to how well they created the movie, mainly the storyline, out of almost nothing. I’m also eager to see which I like better: the Harry Potter movies or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. When the movie comes out, I will be sure to watch it, as well as post a review of the movie. I hope you’re as excited as I am, and are looking forward to this new addition to the wizarding world.