Fantastic Spoilers and Here to Find Them

Fantastic Spoilers and Here to Find Them

Be warned there be spoilers ahead.

It's officially been a week or so since JK Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" appeared in movie theaters, which I'm designating now as the ok to finally talk about my spoiler filled thoughts for it. As a quick warning I am going to talk about nothing but spoilers and this is your chance to leave for anyone else who hasn't seen it. I will insert this cute little picture of a Harry Potter cat as a buffer so you don't accidentally see anything while you exit out, before I start talking.

General Thoughts

It's no secret that I absolutely loved it, and I mean the signs were all there, it was in the world of Harry Potter, the screenplay was written by J.K. Rowling herself (which by the way of course I've already read the one you can purchase), and it was just perfect. There wasn't a point during the film where I didn't have a huge smile on face, my cheeks actually hurt a bit from smiling while watching it. However, I'm not going to lie when I say that I was super nervous beforehand about how it was going to be, like I may have accidentally whisper yelled at my grandma to "shhhhh" once the film started and she was still talking.

Character's wise I thought everyone did great, Eddie Redmayne as Newt kind of reminded me a bit of Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor from "Doctor Who", mannerisms wise but I was ok with that since they're both great characters. Jacob was great as the first major muggle/no-maj character in the series. Tina and Queenie were great and now I just wanna know more about them like what houses were they in, in Illvermorny, what was it like there? With Credence...I just feel like his life could've been a little better if he didn't have that really bad haircut.

By the way, Johnny Depp was in this. Yay? Although that does explain why everything was so final once people started complaining about him being in the films as a possibility but it then became actual, and that's because he's actually in the film. When you first see him it's just the back of his head and the back of his head does a great job of looking very menacing. Then you learn though that Colin Farrell as Graves was Grindelwald with some transfiguration's done to his face. Once you finally see Johnny Depp as Grindelwald it makes you realize that, Dumbledore was probably way out of his league looks wise. However,I don't know how to feel about it, I know I'll probably have to wait and see what he's like in the other films but I'm just worried he's just going to make this a copy of his other character's and that's not what I want. Don't make Grindelwald act all Tim Burtony weird. Personally I would've been ok if they just kept Colin Farrell as if he was Grindlewald the whole time because he did great as the suspected bad guy throughout the film or brought back Jamie Campbell Bower (Grindlewald from Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part 1).

Creature's wise they all looked magical, my favorite scenes were the one's that took place in the world of Newt's suitcase. It was all so pretty and well done and I would totally spend an afternoon in there. Out of all the creatures I liked, I'm going to go the cliche route and say my favorite was Niffler because it was just so gosh darn cute, and think of all the expensive stuff it could steal for you!

However, there is one problem I had with the film though and that is at the end of it. Jacob totally didn't have to get obliviated at the end. I mean it's like did Newt forget he has a whole carry around world in his suitcase? Sure the president said there were no exceptions but she had left after she had said that! Newt could've just been like "ok we'll just lie about this and say you lost your memory Jacob, into the case you go" right afterwards instead of going through with it. Since when in the Harry Potter world has anyone followed rules, I mean come on guys. Granted I'm not upset with it and it still made for a really cute ending with him and Queenie but I mean, it was right there, he had the case in his hands!

Crazy Theories Time

All throughout the film I kept making connections to how everything we've seen in here works with everything we already know from Harry Potter and how things will play out in the future films of this franchise and here's what I've come up with. Hang on let me put on the Potter version of a crazy tin foil hat and throw on my Spectrespecs.

*"Will we die a little?": Once I saw that, that is actually what Grindlewald said to Newt the first thing I thought of was Horcruxes. If you remember when Harry killed off Voldemort's Horcruxes they described it a little as Voldemort dying piece by piece. Now the question is what would've been Grindlewalds Horcrux...oh my god breakthrough, I just realized it could've been the necklace of the Deathly Hollow's that he gave Credence. However, he said "we" does that mean him and Newt might have one together?

*Leta Lestrange: She pops up quite a few times in the film but what's her story? We all know that the Lestranges are not the nicest of families so how did the sweet Newt Scamander end up possibly having a relationship with her? My guess is that maybe the Scamander's are a family like the Lestrange's and Newt and Leta were both the black sheep of the family who ended up in Hufflepuff. Which could be possible, if you look at Tonk's mother Andromeda Lestrange who is the exact opposite of her sister's. However, Leta probably finally switched over to her family's ways after Newt was expelled.

*Obscurus: These were introduced into the world of Harry Potter for the first time in this film. An Obscurus is basically all the built up magic lashing out in a child who is being pushed down for who they truly are. If we look back to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow's, we learn about the past of Albus Dumbledore and his little sister Ariana, a girl who was constantly locked away and pushed down for possibly being a squib. When she died nobody really knew how but my guess is, that Ariana was an Obscurus herself. Now does Newt have any involvement with it, probably not but I feel like this information could become more important in the future.

More to come

I am super excited for more of these films in the future. There's news though, hopefully rumors, coming around that Mr. Scamander won't be the main character in some of the future films. I'm keeping my finger's crossed though that, that just means the new four character's we all came to know and love will become the main character's themselves so there is no definite one main character, or that they will possibly shoot the film like a long Game of Throne's episode by bouncing between point of view. What I'm mainly trying to say is keep Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob in the story please they were great character's and don't get them pushed to the back.

Well that is all for now folks, there is nothing more that I can say other than that I absolutely loved this film and would love to see it again in theaters to enjoy it some more, then probably buy it on blue ray when it comes out. Hopefully you enjoyed this spoiler filled talk I had with you and if you agree/ disagree with what I said just leave a comment!

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13 Reasons Why Season 2 Of 'Riverdale' Will Never Live Up To The First

Maybe it's just that I had too high of expectations, but season 2A was a disaster.

I still remember finishing the last episode of season one of "Riverdale" and having to take a moment to understand what I had just witnessed. From Fred Andrews being shot to a father killing his own son because of a dark secret, there were so many details that I (and many other "Riverdale" fans) could agree made season one so gripping. So being a huge fan of the show, I was naturally excited to hear that season 2A was coming out sooner than I'd expected. Maybe it was the fact that I had too high of expectations, but season two was a disaster. And although I know most of these will be unpopular opinions, here are 13 reasons why season two will will never reach the level that the first season did.

Warning: there are spoilers ahead!

1. The teenagers are supposed to be sophomores. Sophomores!

The casting itself is not the issue, but the things the Core Four does outside of school are way beyond what sophomores do. First of all, sophomores don't have that much of a love life to be spending all of their time with their significant others. Secondly, the Core Four act like they know everything. Jughead believes he doesn't need anyone to take care of him and lives in a trailer by himself at 16 years old. Betty repeatedly disrespects her mother as if she's the head of the household (which I will get to in a second), and Veronica, though she swears she's trying to be a better person, insults anyone who begs to disagree with her. Again, especially with her parents. Finally, Archie thinks he's old enough to possess a firearm and walk around in the Southside owning the place. I definitely think the writers are forgetting just how immature the crew should really be.

2. The plot steered away from their lives as high school children.

Now, I know that the show is returning back to their high school lives in the second part of season two, but that's still not much of an excuse for the fact that high school was literally thrown out of the season 2A. Wasn't one of the best scenes in season one a dance-off between Veronica and Cheryl in the gym? Didn't Mrs. Grundy's plot line annoy everyone while attracting their attention at the same time? Why didn't their high school lives continue?

3. Veronica and Betty are too disrespectful to their parents. Especially Betty.

Being sophomores, they're all supposed to be around 16 to 17 years old. And they treat their parents like children. On Veronica's side, I have a bit of sympathy because her mother is willing to put her daughter through anything to get what she wants, and her father is notorious for how harsh he is. But with Betty, I expected better. Alice Cooper may be controlling, but she shows how much she loves Betty every time she worries about her safety, especially concerning the Black Hood. She wants her daughter safe, but her daughter doesn't see the pain that she feels.

4. Did they just completely forget Jason existed?

Hello? Jason may have passed away, but has his spirit disappeared from the show? I get that since he's gone, he shouldn't be the number one concern, but what happened to all this season one emphasis on keeping him in mind?

5. What is going on with Jughead? Are they together or not?

Yeah, yeah. I know they officially broke up, but before that? I had to stop at some points and literally ask out loud, "Are they together or not?" Betty wanted to distance herself from Jughead because of the Black Hood, but after that? Were they broken up after she told Archie to tell that to Jughead? Because I can definitely tell that saying "I love you" and constantly hugging don't exactly equate with being broken up.

6. Where's Polly when you need her?

Bye, Polly! Guess once you've left, no one really remembers you exist anymore.
On another note, the fan theories about Polly being the Black Hood are pretty interesting.

7. There are too many characters who are mentioned and never seen.

In simpler terms, we've had to wait too long! Chic Cooper and Jellybean Jones are who I'm talking about here, but Chic is coming to the show soon. All this waiting has really bored me because you hear their names thrown around on the show, and you feel giddy because you think they're going to appear. But they don't, and you can't help but feel disappointed.

8. Cheryl is a complex character who isn't emphasized enough.

I was actually excited to hear more from Cheryl because I'd only realized how biased my opinion against her was after finishing season one. She makes an appearance here and there, but I'd always wanted to know more about her complex relationships with her other family members and the specific backstory for why she was willing to help some of the same people she was constantly rude to.

9. Unpopular Opinion: Veronica doesn't know her place.

I never liked Veronica, but this season strengthened my dislike for her. She vowed to be a better person by coming to Riverdale, but she really isn't. She's still got those qualities of being a bully, like using insults as a defense mechanism and treating even the people close to her like trash. This description of her is biased, though, so it obviously doesn't include the good parts of her personality.

10. The children manipulate their parents too much to be considered family.

This is a little different from before since this is more than just disrespect. Cheryl's relationship with her mother is a prime example of this, but I agree that her mother deserves the hate she gets from both Cheryl and "Riverdale" fans. Cheryl used the money Penelope "earned" to blackmail her into telling Cheryl about the Sugarman, also relating to how Cheryl was helping someone she was also rude to. In Cheryl's case, I completely get how Penelope deserves it. But personally, I don't think Hermione Lodge is as bad as Penelope because she would save her daughter from a fire unlike Penelope would've done. Whenever Veronica threatens or manipulates her mother, I simply can't help but dislike Veronica more and more.

11. Varchie is too much of a physical relationship and almost nothing else.

"Varchie" is the fanbase's name for Veronica and Archie's relationship, and in my opinion, I'm disgusted by their relationship. It's nothing more than the physical aspect, and neither Archie nor Veronica understands the commitment it takes to make a relationship work on the emotional side. Archie is too dumb for it, and Veronica doesn't seem to want more than what they currently have. I'm glad they broke up because c'mon, did we really think they were going to get anywhere? They obviously didn't think so.

12. It's okay to not say "I love you" back.

I don't get how Archie can say "I love you" to Veronica and suddenly not bring himself to even look at her when she doesn't say it back. Is it really that bad that she can't say it? Before anything else, it's not like they were even close to being in love, and on top of that, it's okay to not reciprocate the other person's feelings. It doesn't make Veronica a despicable person and Archie a saint. It mean that they're on different wavelengths and need time apart to understand that they don't need to say those words to make the relationship work.

13. The plot itself just lacks the substance that the first season had with Jason's death.

Jason's death was a mystery that involved everyone in the Core Four, and it also played into their high school lives. Multiple times when I was watching the show, I was too bored to want to finish the episodes because there were too many plots going on simultaneously. The Core Four were too distant from each other, relationship statuses were a mess and there were inconsistencies in character personalities, especially concerning Cheryl. The plot didn't attract my attention. I didn't feel connected to the show, making it extremely difficult to enjoy.

In the end, I don't hate "Riverdale." I'm just really disappointed that I wasn't wowed like the first season had me. But because season 2B is meant to be more centered on their personal lives at school, I'll definitely be watching to see if I was wrong. Maybe season two will blow me away.

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