Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ★★★

Ok, I've read a lot of mixed-to-negative responses to this movie and while I understand - and even agree - with a lot of the points they make... I'm just going to allow myself to unabashedly love it. My reaction to this movie was never going to be objective. It was always going to be based on sentimentality, and nostalgia, and the pure intensity of feeling that I get from hearing Hedwig's Theme being played over an opening sequence. And that's okay.

It's been a really bad year, both personally, and in the world in general, and for two hours this movie made me really happy. It's as simple as that, and I think that's a valuable thing in and of itself. I know that so much could have been better, but I'm going to indulge myself a bit. Objectivity isn't always everything. Sometimes the objective quality of a movie isn't as important as the emotions it invokes, and I think that this one of those times. At least, for me.

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