Wednesday 30 November 2016

SPOILER TALK: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them



Gellert Grindelwald

            Thanks to movie news that spreads fast nowadays, I did happen to know that Gellert Grindelwald is to be played by Johnny Depp, and that he would have a cameo in this first film. But given that we see the back of his head in the beginning of the film, it is a slight surprise to see his revelation at the end.
           But the real surprise for me is to find out that Colin Farrell's Percival Graves is the man that turns out to be Grindelwald himself. It is a nice surprise for me. And I do like the look of Depp as Grindelwald, so I can't wait to see more of him in the sequels.
            And I do recall the mention of Grindelwald in Deathly Hallows - Part 1, but I wasn't actually too familiar with the character. Then I did a little research to discover that Grindelwald is the most notorious dark wizard before Voldermort. This fact really excites me, and I like the idea of this character being the big bad of this Fantastic Beasts saga.

           And finally, I just want to add a point which I realized from a video review in Collider (YouTube), which I echo 100%: Does this revelation means that we won't see Colin Farrell in the sequels?
          I mean it could be that he never existed, or it could also be that his is locked up somewhere and Grindelwald simply borrowed his form. But even if its the latter, will the real Percival Graves be significant enough to appear in sequel films? Personally, I really hope so because I like Colin Farrell so much, and I like his character here. But now it all depends on Rowling's story...

The Deathly Hallows Symbol

             I spotted the Deathly Hallows symbol in the necklace that Graves gave to Credence, and I thought it was a real nice easter egg. But then after realizing that Graves is in fact Grindelwald, it makes complete sense now. After all, he did own the Elder Wand at one point. And I would even bet that we would get to see him wield it in one of the sequels...


            The ending of this film really felt like a closing of a chapter so its hard to see what the sequel will hold. But we do know for sure that there will be sequels, and there's even word that the next one will be set in Paris. This brings up a lot of question like how many years on would it be, what events takes place, etc. But it would remain as speculative questions until we have more news about it.
             Meanwhile, my concern now is that we might not get to see Jacob Kowalski in future movies, especially given how it ends. And yes, btw, I did get a bit tear-y at the end there just before Jacob stepped into the rain. I liked the character a lot, and I do want to see him and the girls rejoin Newt in a new adventure...but given that Jacob's memory is wiped, and with the fact that the next film is set in Paris...I'm quite concerned we might not see them in future movies. At the very least, I am hoping that they would appear in one of them, if not the immediate sequel...but we'll have to see...

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