The change in method may be price it if these motion pictures have been at the very least good at telling “grownup” tales, however that is not the case. The second Incredible Beasts tries to offer itself some weight by introducing the concept the villain was making an attempt to forestall the horrors of World Battle II (heavy stuff for one thing primarily based on a 128-page illustrated youngsters's guide written as a charity throwaway) however he is nonetheless very clearly a foul man who secretly needs to homicide all people and is simply throwing the Holocaust stuff in there to con individuals. There is no actual ethical dilemma for the opposite characters; the dude's simply evil.
Within the new film (spoilers forward), he will get himself elected Wizard President by way of election fraud … which consists of placing a spell on the magic dragon-horse who picks the winner. No one truly votes for him — in actual fact, the characters don't have any precise political views past “evil dangerous.” (At the very least till Rowling reveals them on Twitter 10 years later.)
Even should you assume the previous few of the Harry Potter motion pictures ended up being a drag, at the very least the darker tone there was a pure results of the characters rising up and the continuing story reaching a considerably logical conclusion. Right here, it is only a calculated resolution to attraction to a selected target market and squeeze extra money out of a technology that has already given J.Okay. Rowling greater than sufficient. Allow us to hope that once they inevitably flip another brief work of hers right into a five-movie collection, at the very least they will maintain it per what made this franchise beloved within the first place. (Hopefully, that “brief work” is not certainly one of her tweets, as a result of oof.)
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