I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review (no spoilers)

This is just a quick extra post because I went to watch this film last night and thought it was absolutely fantastic! As Harry Potter fans, we were very excited in this household and the kids and I dressed up for the occasion in 1920’s style outfits! We ate a meal first at the Frankie & Benny’s opposite the Cineworld cinema in Yeovil (which, by the way is hugely improved from last time we went there – I think they’ve employed new kitchen staff) and sneaked pudding, in the form of chocolate buttons, in my bag into Screen eight!….

J.K. Rowling’s plot is genius and the story-line was the best thing about the film, along with Eddie Redmayne’s acting. It was completely original and not in any way a Prequel to Harry Potter – it was simply another story set in the same world. There is a particular character who was only mentioned in the last couple of Harry Potter books, who is going to be key in linking this series of five films I expect and will probably lead to an important event that we have heard about before, so that’s quite exciting.

The magical creatures were brilliant, and I couldn’t help imagining them in toy shops pretty soon, if they aren’t already. They will certainly have to expand the magical creatures shop at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Florida! It’s a shame that I felt the cgi on some of the scenes involving them, were not

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review

quite up to scratch – it did feel like we were watching special effects in places, rather than thinking it was real.

I enjoyed the New York setting and hearing the differences in the languages, although the term ‘nomaj’ instead of ‘muggle’ is irritating! I loved seeing the American version of the Ministry of Magic and also 1926 America. I’m sure there would have been more horse and carts on the road though – it wouldn’t have all been motorcars. (Minor gripe.)

Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them suitable for children? Well, there are certainly quite dark, adult themes in the film, but you don’t actually see anything. Also, the scary thing in the film is a million times less scary than Dementors. In fact, thinking about it, yes I would say it’s fine for most children and much less scary than the majority of the Harry Potter films. There are tense chase scenes, and you do see a couple of bad people get killed, so it might not be for everyone. There are also plenty of funny bits thrown in that kids will love, and a couple of sweet romances too.

Overall I highly recommend this as a film the whole family will enjoy; plus any adults who loved Harry Potter. Chris thought it was better than the first Harry Potter film – possibly because we don’t have an excellently written book to compare it to. So even if you missed the Harry Potter craze, or couldn’t see what all the fuss is about, then watch this one, because you won’t be disappointed.

by - [-]
Price: - -

by - [-]
Price: - -

Entertainment, Films,
002 comments

Other posts you may like:

Is it time to start making an effort?
November 23, 2016
Fashion and Beauty are terms that generally go hand in hand, particularly when describing the genre for some bloggers. However, whilst I am always interested in what’s on the catwalk, I can’t honestly say I’m all that bothered about ‘beauty’. I like looking at the craftsmanship of couture clothing, but I’m not rushing out to buy the latest eyeshadow primer. I suppose my interest has increased in the last six months or so when I’ve started blogging and making You Tube videos and my image is out there a bit more; and it got me thinking about how I’ve thought about beauty products over the years and how it’s changed…..
Anti-reflective coating on your glasses – is it worth it?
October 9, 2016
Whenever I’m recording a You Tube video in my work-room, all I seem to do is spin round in circles trying not to have massive white rectangles on my glasses. They somehow even manage to appear with my back to the window! When Chris is taking photos for my Weekly Wardrobe posts, we’ve more-or-less given up with glasses, so I stumble about blind for the sake of not having glaring white blobs in the middle of my face. (Hashtag blogger problems.) I am so short-sighted, I cannot see a thing without them, and I hate that feeling so much. So finally, even though there was nothing particularly wrong with my glasses, I decided to splash out and buy a new pair with anti-reflective coating….
Exposing a fireplace and other renovating adventures
January 6, 2017
Some of you have been following the renovating side of this blog since we moved in eight and a half years ago; so I thought I’d do a quick update of a couple of the smaller jobs that we’ve done recently. The first clue that there was an old fireplace in our bedroom was the hearthstone that we found when lifting up the beige carpet to reveal the Georgian floorboards. The second clue was the obvious difference in sound when knocking on the wall. The third clue was the whacking great hole behind the plaster when we hit it with a hammer….
Feather & Black in Bath, Somerset
Celebrating the new Feather & Black bedroom furniture shop in Bath, Somerset
June 15, 2018
Most of the shops were closing and only a few people milled around the beautiful Georgian streets of Bath as I walked up from the Southgate car park to Northumberland place, a little street to the right as you go up the hill of the main high street. The new premises of Feather and Black are beautiful and is one of those rare shops that haven’t completely hidden all the original architectural features of the building. I’ll be honest though, when I walked into the opening party, I didn’t notice them at first because I was too busy looking at the lovely furniture and accessories….

2 Comments

John Hodgson

Thanks for the review, I’ll take myself along (with the grandchildren!). John

Reply

Helen

Have fun John – they’ll love it – particularly the bit with the horny rhinoceros called an Erumpent!

Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.