Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

How To Convert Image To Word On Android Phones

How to Convert Image to Word onAndroid PhonesLong gone are the times where the only way to digitize something written on paper was to retype it on a computer. That was a really painful and time-consuming process. 
Just imagine students with hundreds of notes and study materials trying to digitize them all. Or stay at home moms trying to digitize their recipes so they wouldn't have them laying around the kitchen in a paper form. You could also imagine the struggle of a businessman trying to digitize tons of reports or other financial documents.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Decent Franchises and How to Start Them

For those looking to fill the Potter-sized whole in their heart, I'm curious to know if "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will actually do the trick. While watching the film, all it did was make me long for the day when I had seen the first "Harry Potter" film for the first time; I wasn't nearly as excited for the dawn of a new franchise as I was back in 2001.
Don't get me wrong - there's plenty of razzle dazzle in David Yates' latest imagining of J.K. Rowling's latest entry to her wizarding world (Yates directed the fifth through the final "Harry Potter" films and Rowling is making her screenwriting debut). The film makes effective use of the IMAX format, which most films use to increase ticket prices. Yates' stunning attention to detail and Rowling's imagination immerse us in this world but as an entire experience, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" doesn't add up to much more than a shrug and maybe a smile.

If you're an expert on Potter lore, you know that "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is the name of a textbook that is used at Hogwarts. The film is set 70 years before Harry Potter ever stepped foot in the famous school. This time around, we follow Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he travels to New York City in the 1920s with a suitcase filled with an array of mystical creatures. One gets loose, wreaking havoc throughout the city.

Newt needs to retrieve his beasts before anything happens to them or anyone else. He's accompanied by a "No-Maj" (no magic - this film's version of a Muggle) named Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) and Tina (Katherine Waterston), low-tier agent in the Magical Congress for the United States of America (MACUSA).
It doesn't stop there. There's also Colin Farrell's Percival Graves, who never seems to be up to any good, Samantha Morton as the head of a witch-hunting group and her adopted son Credence, played by Ezra Miller. Morton and Miller's storyline give the film a distractingly dark tone, which doesn't quite mesh with the fanciful beasts.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" doesn't really prove anything new within this world but reiterates that Rowling's imagination is endless. It's a stunning example of her creativity and while she creates a richly detailed new world for us, there is way too much happening in one movie. It has been reported that the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" franchise will consist of five - five! - films but the movie doesn't really leave any kind of indication that there is a lot left to be said.
Redmayne works well as a twitchy and awkward Newt. Whether starring in Oscar-type biopics or chewing scenery in the wonderfully bad "Jupiter Ascending," Redmayne is an interesting actor to watch. He works best against Fogler: the pair have a fun wizard and No-Maj chemistry.
The movie offers great effects and production design and its whimsy works in large spurts but "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" might have gotten a little ahead of itself in trying to be a huge franchise starter. The final product adds up to something uneven rather than wholly magical.

View the original article here

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Hands-on

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Hands-on

There’s something of a lack of new flagship smartphones at MWC 2018 but Nokia has plenty of new devices to feast your eyes on, including a sleek handset to rival the Galaxy S9. Here’s our Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on review.
You would assume that Nokia’s new flagship would be one of the biggest smartphones (in terms of importance) to be unveiled at MWC but Huawei and LG have delayed their respective 2018 devices. So it’s a case of Nokia vs Samsung vs Sony.
Although a Nokia 9 was a possibility, the firm has actually announced the Nokia 8 Sirocco which is quite a radical phone for HMD – the company with the rights to the Nokia brand. For now, this is the Nokia 9.

Nokia 6 (2018) UK Release Date & Specifications

Nokia 6 (2018) UK Release Date & Specifications
It's easy to forget that the Nokia 6 is a year old, given that it didn't make its way to the UK until August, but it was actually unveiled much earlier in January 2017. The company has in January 2018 announced an update to the original smartphone, with the 2018 model now official.
Currently China-only, the new Nokia 6 will also become available in Europe in April, priced at 279€ (around £245).

Nokia 8110 4G Review: Hands-on

Nokia 8110 4G Review: Hands-on MWC might usually be about smartphones and other high-end gadgets but a feature phone has caused quite a big of hype. HMD has re-launched the Nokia phone seen in The Matrix. Here we go hands-on with the Nokia 8110 4G. 
Let’s face it, sometimes old things are cooler than new one and although the Nokia 8110 4G is technically a new phone, it’s another example of the firm bringing back a classic.
Following the Nokia 3310, this is the second ‘retro classic reloaded’ and although it’s been 22 years, the Nokia 8110 is back.

Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification

Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification
Nokia has announced its Nokia 7 Plus at MWC 2018, a mid-range Android phone that will go on sale in April at €399 (around £350).
A larger version of the China-only Nokia 7, the Nokia 7 Plus features an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 6in full-HD+ 18:9 display primed for entertainment.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco
Two of the most anticipated smartphone releases of 2018 have now arrived in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. So, how do these premium phones stack up against each other, and which one should you pick when upgrade time comes around?
Let's dive in.

Like Fan Page