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Fantastic Beasts Trailer: A Whole Lot of CGI

The first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released. Not surprisingly it looks full of big money CGI. 

I was intrigued when we first saw the teaser trailer with Eddie Redmayne climbing into a small battered suitcase, and impossibly disappearing down into it. But I’m not sure how I feel about the wizarding world of Harry Potter—sans Harry Potter—meets the USA during what looks like the 1930's. All the CGI seems ... a bit much. I hope I’m wrong. I like Eddie Redmayne, I like Colin Farrell. And I’d like to like the movie. The film which also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan and newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove opens in 3D and IMAX on November 18th.

What do you think? This trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is very special effects heavy. Does it have the magic in terms of storyline and character arcs and human connections to make it truly fantastic? I guess most of us will have to wait for its release on November 18th to really know.


  1. I really liked this movie. The movie was original and the love story with Jake and Queenie was wonderful. Totally worth getting, I watched it in 3D and it was amazing. I may be old but movies like this make me feel like 10 again. All I ask of a movie is to be entertained and this movie did that - in spades.

    1. Your last line says it all for me. Couldn't agree with that more ... even though the film relied a tad too much on CGI for my taste.


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