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Fantastic Beasts at VOX Cinemas: will Harry Potter fans like it?

*Only the last part of the post has spoilers*

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Oh my wizard. I did my waiting! 12 years of it! in Azkaban! Hope you don’t mind my excitement but clearly I couldn’t be any more happier (and emotional) that another era of magic has been introduced by non-other than  J.K Rowling.

Huge shout-out to VOX cinemas for a fantastic IMAX premiere and the merge
– I love my wand toad bag. I am not bragging, IMAX screen is amazing, especially witnessing all the amazing cinematic effects in this movie.

  • My expectations (before watching the movie)

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As soon as the trailer released, I was very excited because I heard names like Dumbledore, Grindelwald and The Deadly Hallows so it was confirmed that it does have some connections from the much-loved series, Harry Potter. I wasn’t too excited about Newt or any other characters as they seemed mysterious. 

  • Will you like it?

Wizards and Witches (Harry Potter fans)

It is a treat for all the Harry Potter fans as it does have few curious connections from the series and it is of-course blessed with J.K Rowling’s magic however the setting and story is completely  different from Harry Potter world. In other worlds, IT IS a new era of magic and you will enjoy it. 

Muggles or No-majs (Non Harry Potter fans)

tumblr_o5g6f9crc01qeklrro2_500-14603850711.Beasts is a complete reset. We’ve left Harry, Hogwarts, England, and even modern times behind. Fantastic Beasts follows eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander as he arrives in 1926 New York with his expansive suitcase full of magical creatures he’s collected over the years. He meets his new American companions: A demoted Magical Congress of the United States (a.k.a. MACUSA) worker Tina Goldstein, her empath sister Queenie, and aspiring baker muggle (or No-Maj) Jacob Kowolski. Also, the American wizarding school is called Ilvermorny.

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2.You should know who Gellert Grindelwald, here’s some back story from Harry Potter: Grindelwald was the wizarding world’s big bad before Voldemort came along. He was friends with young Albus Dumbledore and wanted to find the Deathly Hallows and lead a wizarding world revolution to rule muggles. He had a falling out with Dumbledore after a duel killed Dumbledore’s sister. (reference: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/18/fantastic-beasts)

SPOILER ALERT!

  • Things I am curious about (after watching the movies) and would probably find out in the upcoming movies.
  1. Is the no-maj going to be part of the next four
    movies?
  2. Who is Leta Lenstrange?
  3. What was newts life in Hogwarts?
  4. How would Grindelwald escape?
  5. We know how Grindelwald is defeated by Dumbledore so what is newts part?
  6. Will Porpentina character more exposure because personally I didn’t like her character. 
  7. Is credence alive?

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I loved everything about it- story, setting, characters (especially Newt AKA charming Eddie Raymond) and the adorable Niffler. What are you waiting for? Go watch it at your nearest VOX cinema (please make sure you gather your fellow wizards, witches, no-majs…and don’t forget your wand permit)

Book your tickets: https://uae.voxcinemas.com/

Love,

Nazish AKA a proud hufflepuff.

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