Top positive review
Refreshing, perhaps even better and more visually impressive than the Potter-series
17 October 2018
I was never a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, although I appreciated the movies further into the series. In particular when we watched them again recently in sequence during family movie evenings.
The Fantastic Beast was a feast however to me and my family. Really nice to meet a new set of characters in a slightly different setting with ties to the original material.
Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the movie with it's many funny moments.
Enjoyable journey that follows the introvert Newt Scamander through gothic New York during the jazz-age in a visually stunning spectacle, with a recognizable soundtrack. It's great that the story liberated itself from Hogwart's that started to feel increasingly tired.
I'm sure there could be complains about the story line or how this movie clashes with the Potter canon, but we had a great evening of high quality entertainment with the family.
We buy 3D Blu Ray’s where possible. You pay up for it but they enhance a great family-film evening. Fantastic Beasts in 3D looks very sharp and natural on our fairly high-end Oled LG TV, that gets supported by proper surround sound. I must say I tend to like 3D viewing more at home than in cinema’s these days. And this movie in 3D is particularly well-done; all looks very pleasant and natural to watch without excessive blast and parts flying towards your face.
The set also includes a digital copy. Nice in a sense. But I get very frustrated by the fact that I now have to run 4 different apps from movie studios each filled with their own digital copy format; iTunes, Flixster/Ultraviolet, Googleplay ect. And so far there is no proper way to integrate my collections of digital copies. Moreover, most will require wifi, which is not always available when travelling. Until this is being addressed these digital copies remain a half-baked freebie in support of self-copies.