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When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them first hit theaters, the movie charmed us with the first look at the American version of J.K. Rowling's magical world, not to mention the inclusion of a slew of fun and, well, fantastic creatures. Regardless, while the movie was well-liked by many, it isn't without its faults. And now you can check out literally everything that is wrong with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
My favorite criticism from the latest "Everything Wrong" video is when the narrator begins complaining about Newt Scamander's suitcase. We are talking a prime piece of magical technology capable of hiding an entire warehouse worth of magic creatures in a suitcase that isn't even remotely heavy to carry around. That's incredible, and yet we're expected to believe that the suitcase continues to malfunction and pop open, allowing Newt's creatures to escape. As the video expresses, "fuck this suitcase."
Even if you thought the suitcase malfunctioning was an adorable part of Newt Scamander's costume/personality, there is one huge moment in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that is confusing. Toward the end of the movie, after Newt somehow releases his Arizona Thunderbird beauty, the creature uses that liquid Newt had obtained earlier to insta-oblivate everyone, including Kowalski. The rain capably obliviates everyone outside, but the scene also shows shots of people in their apartments, seemingly getting obliviated or waiting to get obliviated. Maybe what we are supposed to take from this is that the treatment is eventually going to get into the water supply and obliviate the people it is supposed to obliviate, but it's needlessly complicated and I'm not remotely surprised it got pointed out, here.
Per usual with a CinemaSins project, some of this stuff is a bit nitpicky. That Gellert Grindelwald newspaper headline we get early on in the movie doesn't get enough space on the page, according to the outlet, as the "culture" and "sports" sections are still seen. Yeah, newspapers are a bit passe, but they were a huge part of the Harry Potter franchise movies, and since this film is also set in the past rather than the present, I actually think it was a clever way to provide some continuity between both magical settings and also hide the whole Gellert Grindelwald reveal thing.
Overall, Fantastic Beasts was a fun romp and certainly proved that more movies in the world of the Harry Potter universe can make money as well as hold our attention. Although I'll certainly be missing Colin Farrell the next time around, I'm glad we at least got to see him play Graves once. And we'll get to see more from Newt, Tina, Credence and more when Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 hits theaters in 2018. Check out what we know about the upcoming movie, and if you aren't ready to dive in yet, we also have a full schedule of all the flicks that are coming up sooner.