Is one Fantastic Beasts better than one?

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  From 7.7 points to 7.0 points to 6.3 points, JK Rowling's magical new world "Fantastic Beasts" series has gone downhill on Douban's word of mouth.

Nearly half of the audience gave the latest "Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Mystery" three stars, with some commenting "I don't understand", "There are too few Fantastic Beasts" and "I hope the next film will change the director."

  Is Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore Mystery really that bad?

A reporter from the Yangcheng Evening News interviewed two senior Harry Potter fans, who said they had different opinions.

Ha fans "Xiao Bai" and "Mei Qi" have caught up with the "Harry Potter" series that came out in 2002 to the current "Fantastic Beasts" series, and they know every detail of the film well.

Viewers who gave bad reviews may not have fully grasped the beauty of the series, they believe.

Few magical animals?

they just can't speak

  Yangcheng Evening News: This "Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Mystery" is generally not well received by audiences. Why do you think this is?

  Xiaobai: Actually, there have been negative reviews since the last "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald".

I heard that this "Fantastic Beasts" is not very popular in the United States.

I think this series can be used to filter out who the real fans are - it turns out that there are very few people who really understand this magical world.

The reason why the film is not popular is actually very simple. Compared with the popcorn movies like Marvel, this series is less entertaining.

  Mei Qi: As a movie fan, I quite like this one, even I have already played it twice.

There are actually a lot of surprises in this part. For example, sniffing and protecting the tree pot are no longer mascots, but have their own battles. The scene where the tree protecting pot falls from the sky and sniffs only care about picking up gold coins is very interesting. funny.

  Yangcheng Evening News: Someone asked "Where are the Fantastic Beasts" and felt that there were too few Fantastic Beasts in this movie.

  Mei Qi: I don't agree, but I understand why everyone thinks so.

Compared to the surprise when the first Fantastic Beasts came out, they don't seem to have played much of a role.

A key problem is that Fantastic Beasts have no way to speak, they are all silent, so they basically can't promote the plot.

But as long as you look carefully, they actually have a lot of scenes.

The appearance of the air wing bird is very special. I didn't expect it to save Newt in such an inflatable way-the scene where it took Newt to fly on the mountains and waters of Guilin was very handsome!

  Yangcheng Evening News: There is an important magical animal in this episode from China, and that is the unicorn.

Do you agree with the shaping of the unicorn?

  Xiaobai: The unicorn recognizes the Holy Master, which is in line with our traditional cognition.

Of course, its image is a little different from what we imagined, but I don't find it unacceptable.

When watching the film, I easily accepted the setting of Kirin.

Compared with the deliberate use of oriental elements in some movies, I don't think there is any sense of incongruity with the use of Chinese mythical beasts in these two episodes of "Fantastic Beasts".

The only pity is that Guilin's landscape is not so obvious.

  Mei Qi: To be honest, when I saw the big unicorn for the first time, I felt a little unaccustomed to it. It looked so different from what I imagined.

But when I saw the two newborn unicorns, I immediately accepted them because they were so cute!

Isn't the fight fun?

They chanted mantras silently in their hearts

  Yangcheng Evening News: Some viewers said that the fights in the magical world are not exciting, that is, everyone waved their wands around.

what do y'all think?

  Mei Qi: Do you have to hit the ground and shake the mountains like a superhero, destroying half of the city at every turn?

Did you notice that Dumbledore pays attention to protecting the world every time he fights, he will use magic to bring himself and the enemy to the other side of the world to fight, which is really great!

In addition, if you have played the mobile game "Harry Potter: Magic Awakening" like me, you will know that every time the magician waves his wand, there is actually a spell behind it, but they don't put the spell in the movie. Just read it out!

Let me count it casually. This time, "Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Mystery" uses flaming bears, Avada, entourage, door keys, weather spells, flying spells, and weapons except you...such as big When the unicorn was killed, everyone may only see a green light flashing, and they don't understand why the big unicorn died.

But those of us who know the spell know that this is an Arvada "biting a big melon", and Newt should have used all the protection at that time, but Arvada was too powerful, and the protection was broken.

  Yangcheng Evening News: Dumbledore's use of six boxes to confuse Grindelwald was also criticized. Many people felt that they didn't understand the goodness of this strategy.

  Mei Qi: I can't really say that there are no bugs, but because the magic element is well presented, I can forgive it.

For example, out of six chests, three of them were spelled.

Remember the endless amount of bread flying out of one of the crates?

This is a copy spell, which was used when Voldemort hid the Horcrux in the Harry Potter series.

The second box used the Quaffle, and the third box used three Yokai books, all very interesting.

No need for a sequel?

As long as true love will wait

  Yangcheng Evening News: Some people think that the "Harry Potter" series is already complete, and there is no need to come up with another "Fantastic Beasts" series to continue the mink.

What is your opinion?

  Mei Qi: I think for fans of Harry Potter, there is a sense of loss after the end of the Harry Potter series, as if the wizarding world has disappeared.

Fantastic Beasts may not be as good as Harry Potter, but it makes me feel like the wizarding world is back, and that's enough.

  Xiaobai: "Fantastic Beasts" is equivalent to a side story and a prequel to "Harry Potter". It inherits part of the "Harry Potter" series, but you can't equate the two.

"Harry Potter" is the duel between Harry and Voldemort, "Fantastic Beasts" is the duel of the previous generation of wizards.

In fact, about Dumbledore's secret, there was already a certain description in the seventh part of "Harry Potter".

I think the realm of the whole story is a step up from here - it turned out to be as great as Dumbledore, and he also did something wrong.

For me personally, I'm happy to continue getting to know Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts.

  Yangcheng Evening News: The biggest difference between "Fantastic Beasts" and "Harry Potter" may be that the protagonist is no longer a child.

  Xiaobai: Exactly.

But in fact, since Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, children have entered the adult world.

Since then, the Harry Potter film style has become dark and realistic.

By the time Dumbledore dies at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the story has become very sad.

  Yangcheng Evening News: This "Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Mystery", many viewers feel that it is not only a story of the magical world, but actually implies the real human world.

  Xiaobai: Many people think that Grindelwald is alluding to Hitler.

In fact, it is not only the world of "Fantastic Beasts", I revisited the book "Harry Potter" a while ago, and I still think it is very meaningful. This may be the power of good works.

  Yangcheng Evening News: Will you continue to look forward to the sequel to this series?

  Xiaobai: Of course!

In fact, just like fans of superhero movies, as long as you are invested in this universe, no matter which corner of the universe is shown, you will feel joyful.

As a Harry fan, I would look forward to any stories about this magical world.

  Mei Qi: That's right!

Next time I'll still go to the movies in my Lions gown and wand!

  Yangcheng Evening News reporter Li Li