I went to see it yesterday!! It was amazing,Folks!!! It's really a copmlete new era of the magical World. And i'm so happy about the fact, that they don't have it look like a another HP Movie. I didn't read the Book by JKR, but i had a briefly Idea what its going to be about. They made an awesome Film out of it, and J.K Rowling made an fantastic Script as well. WOW!! It's very into Detail, Scene by Scene which reveals in slow Motion. (parts) It was soo epic!
There were Amazing Actors in this film, and a lot of funny Scenes and super exciting and emotional ones, as well. Eddie Redmayne is the Perfect Scamander!! And seeing Johnny in this was just so fantastic. I'm sure he will make an awesome Grindelwald.
I'm so excited to see Part 2. Can't wait!!!
Listening to the Score right now. Which is brilliant. Carries me back into my childhood, when all the Harry Potter BOOM has started.....
Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Debuts to Magical $75 Million
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” dominated the weekend box office, debuting to a boisterous $75 million and launching a new cinematic franchise.
It confirms Warner Bros.’ high hopes for the property and its decision to back five installments in the fantasy series. “Fantastic Beasts” is a spin-off of the Harry Potter films, but instead of Hogwarts, it unfolds in 1920s New York City and features an entirely new cast of wizards and mythical creatures.
The studio spent $180 million to make the picture, enlisting Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling to write the screenplay and bringing back David Yates, the director of several previous boy wizard outings. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a textbook writer and collector of the titular beasts.
“This is dead on what we were looking for,” said Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. “Jo Rowling brilliantly told a story that inspired her fan base to come out in a big way.”
It was a softer opening than any of the previous Potter films, but Warner Bros. argues that comparisons aren’t fair. Those movies were based on global best-sellers, whereas “Fantastic Beasts” is an original work.
“It’s not the same,” said Goldstein. “It’s apples and kumquats.”
I know we have links to articles here that describe the producer and director's choice regarding Johnny, but those links will disappear in time, and I want to hold onto the words because they so completely define what it is about Mr. Depp and his work that is so important. So here they are, from Collider.com as of 11/20/16:
Last week, when Collider spoke with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them producer David Heyman, we had to ask him about something that was a pretty major spoiler for the movie, although there had been rumblings about it for a couple weeks now.
And that is the casting of Johnny Depp for the Fantastic Beasts sequel scheduled for 2018, and that he’ll be playing the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald. If you’ve seen the new movie than you already know about his cameo in that role, but we wanted to ask Heyman how that came together.
“It was the end of last year,” Heyman said about the casting of Depp. “We filmed it early this year because of availability. What we wanted was an iconic actor to play Grindelwald, because Grindelwald is an iconic character who has a significant place in this story. His ability to persuade the hearts and minds, to persuade people to follow him is essential to this story.”
“He is dangerous in that way,” he continued. “We were looking for someone who was seductive and could be charming and could be original, who was iconic, who was a great actor; and that’s what Johnny Depp is. He can be irresistible. He’s powerful. He’s created some iconic characters, and not made the obvious choices when doing so. The unpredictability of the choices he makes is part of what makes him so extraordinary and that was very exciting for us. He was the perfect choice for Grindelwald.”
I know I am kind of stuck on this subject. But it is by far the most explicit description of the wonder of Mr. Depp, and I don't want the words lost, ever.
Fantastic Beasts Crosses $500M at the International Box Office
Warner Bros. has managed to successfully capitalize further on the good name of Harry Potter in a big way. Or at least capitalize on a property related to the good name of Harry Potter with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Even without the name of the famed wizard in the title, the movie is bringing in big dollars at the box office and has passed a major milestone. Deadline is reporting that Fantastic Beasts has grossed $161 million domestically and a very impressive $344 million internationally in just two weeks of release. That brings the movie's grand total to $505 million so far and it has a long way to go, meaning it is a huge hit for Warner Bros. Here is what Warner Bros' Sue Kroll had to say about the success the movie is enjoying at the box office. "We are thrilled by the success of this new adventure, » - MovieWeb
I saw the movie tonight. Wow! I absolutely loved it. Brilliant! The story grabs hold of you, the landscape of the film is fantastically beautiful (particularly the beasts) and everyone of the actors is well placed, adds depth to the story, and is someone you want to know better. Depp? Over the top. Yeah iconic! Nerve-tingling, sexy as hell, evil and cunning. I can't imagine a better role for him. He fits like a glove; he is exactly what you want.
Yeah, I liked it.
Can I see it again? Right now? Please.....
Just to add something besides emotion, I think what I love most about this film is that it takes Hogwarts out of the realm of childhood and places it firmly in an adult world. This movie is equally: enchanting, heart-pounding, full of humor and hints of possible romance. Who knew we could return to this world and have it be completely new. Like a wing of a mansion you never knew was there.
A very belated edit ---
Has anyone else noticed that Samantha Morton, aka Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine, plays the part of Mary Lou Barebone in Fantastic Beasts? I thought I recognized the same, but didn't figure it out until tonight.