Every so often, I want to write something that doesn’t exactly fit into a neat category, so I decided that whenever I feel like it, I’m going to write up my thoughts and post them here. I can’t promise that they will be interesting, but I am still going to do my best to write something well thought out, and make it relative to my intended niche. Today, that is the new Harry Potter movie. I want the comments to be a place to chat and have peaceful discord.
As a lot of people have already heard, Johnny Depp will play a much larger role than he did in the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie. Because of his recent record, people are rightfully upset that he will remain a part of the franchise. Both the director, and J.K. Rowling have given their support to Depp, and given an explanation for him staying, but Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the original movies, had his say.
Before, I was planning to see the remaining movies, even though I can’t pretend to be super excited. But now, I’m realizing just how substandard these movies will be. David Yates, while not my least favorite Harry Potter director, is not the best. And frankly, Depp is a mediocre actor, with a very suspect past. The man needs to take a break from acting and work on himself. I’m annoyed with J.K. Rowling for supporting him.
Which brings me to my next point. This series as a whole is starting to feel like such a cash grab. Five movies is too many. The first one really wasn’t good enough to get even one sequel. And why are they acting like this has anything to do with Fantastic Beasts the book? The magic of the original movies just isn’t there, and everyone is trying to force it.
This is my opinion on the matter, and if you disagree, by all means reply and let me know. Just know that if comments are inappropriate, they will be deleted.