So the movie starts off great, with a very fast moving and quick paced opening scene. Within about 1 minute of the start of the film you are presented with the first fantastic twist of the film. This fast-paced-ness is present all throughout the film from the first minute to the last. In the first few scenes, the acting is fantastic and so are the special effects, as it is throughout the entire film. It is a rather dark opening to a Wizarding World film to be perfectly honest and through this we are a shown what kind of film it is going to be – it is not going to hold back. By no means it it a slow start. One of the best parts about the start of the film is the introduction of a few little VERY ADORABLE furry friends that might be familiar to us here at the Niffler Fan Club….
The movie does not drop in quality at all in the middle. It keeps the fast pace and presents the audience with many great scenes. My one nit-pick with this part of the film is that there is one scene with a bit of weird CGI but this is the only point of the film where I thought this. Again, this part of the film has enough twists to strangle a snake and the cinematography is almost perfect.
The last part of the film is amazing, crazy, heartbreaking, cute, fun and surprising. This is a fantastic last act to this already fantastic film and it cannot be described in words.
All in all, a great film with a great soundtrack, great writing, great cinematography and fantastic story telling to really immerse you in this new world J.K Rowling has brought to us. But do not be surprised with the darkness that this film brings to the franchise. This film does not hold back from that and to be honest, it actually makes it better to watch as it sets up Grindelwald as a true villain who is not to be messed with.
Every actor portrays their role perfectly within this and I am excited to see where this movie goes next. I am also happy to see that they are not milking the Niffler in anyway and its presence in the film is always necessary and fun and at no point did I think that the Niffler was ill-placed or being overused. So, all-in-all a great film that I would say you should go see, if not for the movie, for the Nifflers.
We had the pleasure of watching the film in 3D IMAX and we would say you do the same for the BEST experience. We’re not saying you have to watch in 3D IMAX, it’s crazy expensive, we basically put ourselves in debt going to see it, but ya know. It was a great movie anyways and because of this, we give the movie a noble score of……………
So, after seeing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, here are our general thoughts and first impressions.
The movie is a very well structured, fast paced and fun movie, with many little bits for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans to dig their claws into. It is a very well thought out film with many great actors to play all the individual parts they seem to own so well. The special effects are as Fantastic as the title of the film suggests and the story telling with the use of CGI never fails.
Overall, a great film that I would definitely see again. I am very happy with the way it all turned out and I am glad that J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World is still going strong and hasn’t lost any of its thunder with FB2. Definitely not dissapointing and I’m looking forward to what’s next.
So those were our general thoughts and first impressions of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. What did you think of the movie?? We have more coming soon in the shape of reviews and other juicy stuff. Stay tuned….
P.S – Spoiler free review coming within the next day 🙂
So, it turns out Jude Law (know known as the LEAKy Cauldron….. cos he leaks stuff) revealed the FB3 title to Eddie Redmayne last night. This tells us two things. One – Jude Law is gonna be the Tom Holland of Fantastic Beasts (possibly) and Two – The title has already been determined and do the movie is probably already in the works. Yay! (I hope the title has something to do with Nifflers 😍😍). Anyways, I’ll just leave this with you….. (0:00-1:08 – Ya Welcome) P.S – The full screen button doesn’t work. Sozzles.
Ok, so I know it’s like 25mins after the last post but here’s a quick thing…
There was a post. Yes, a post. Uploaded by Warner Bros. Yes, Warner Bros. With a video. Yes, a video. That is 17 seconds long that shows 2 new baby Nifflers – one swinging off of a lamp and one ginger on one in weighing scales.
Here’s a link to this glorious tweet. Have fun replaying this enough times to break you WiFi or (to be inclusive) all the cell towers and data sattelites in your area. Enjoy…..
Happy Friday! I hope your week has been awesome. This week has been a relatively big week in the world of Fantastic Beasts and the Niffler. First off: It turns out there’s gonna be more than 2 Nifflees in FB2. That sounds FANTABULOUS. My only issue with it is that it seems like they’re milking the Niffler a bit. If you don’t get what I mean by that – I mean that they are overusing it as a character. Yes. Nifflers are characters. They are THAT important. Make me think otherwise. To be honest though, I hope this doesn’t continue throughout the series UNLESS there is an EXTREMELY CUTE shot of a HUGE family of Nifflers trying to keep each other warm or something. CAPITAL LETTERS. Maybe even an adult Niffler hugging a baby Niffler 😍. Here’s a new picture from a new trailer of one of the new Nifflers that will be in the movie…
Good Enough. It’s a Niffler.
In other news this week (pun not intended) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald had its world premiere in Paris (I think) and the reviews are in.
Sooooooooooooo, baaaaaasicallyyyyyyy its got quite mixed reviews. As it stands it has 8/10 from IGN, 60% from Rotten Tomatoes (🍅) and 60% from Metacritic (Source: Google / The big googs/ that place you search when you don’t know something/ The internet/ Home of the Niffler Fan Club). There is a link to a full BBC review summary article here.
We at the Niffler Fan Club are still holding out for the film and will continue to do so. Oh, and Rotten Tomatoes – we’ll make our own decision on if it’s rotten or not THANK YOU VERY MUCH. So expect to see our own review and opinions on the film sometime around next Friday on the public premiere date. Until then, Stay Nifflery…….
P.S If you would like to know everything there is to know about FB2 and all the Nifflery goodness it contains – if we could refer you to this post right here that you might want to check out here. Its here by the way.
So recently we have had lots of mini trailers drop from the official Warner Bros. YouTube channel from the lovely little land of TV Spots. One of the new thing see have seen from these trailers is a scene in the movie where Newt will have another face off with the Niffler like last film.
The shot we see is the Niffler on the street in a pouncing position and Newt mimicking the position. (He’s also doing something a bit odd with his mouth but we won’t go into that….)
Could this mean another Niffler chase?!?!? Another scene devoted ENTIRELY to the Niffler. Me WANT. I’ll show you something. It’s a little equation which I think Warner Bros. And J.K Rowling should take into account….
Nifflers + Screentime = Yes
And there you have it. A Niffler face-off in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Enjoy your week and see you soon…..
Hey all, Josh here,
You may notice in the next few days/weeks the addition of ads to our beniffled website. Being us, we pride ourselves on responding to what you people want in the way you want it to make the Niffler Fan Club the best place it can possibly be.
Getting revenue from ads helps us to keep the website going and funded and helps us to keep the website what it is. We are doing it like this as it is the easiest way to make some money from this site without sponsorship or whatever and we don’t want to do ‘exclusive’ stuff for people who give us money. We just want you guys to enjoy the site. We won’t ask for your money. Ever. Ever. Ever ever ever. Ever.
WE DON’T DO PREMIUM.
But actually it would be reaaaaaalllllyyyy helpful if you could lend us a fiver every month or so…….. JK. We don’t do that.
If you guys don’t like the ads, just tell us– please tell us and we will take them down like *that* (imagine a clicking or a snapping sound or whatever you call it where you are) but in all seriousness – we care about you our Niffler loving followers. Hopefully this is not too much of an inconvenience to you and you can go on enjoying the website.
A new trailer just dropped and we got 10 WHOLE SECONDS of footage of the baby Niffler. He’s called Merlin (we think, or Newt is just saying Merlin’s beard) and is probably the cutest thing we’ve seen in most of Harry Potter® and Fantastic Beasts® so far. Just LOOK AT IT!!!!!! So cuuuuuuuuutttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
1) Adorable little tail movement that makes you squeal.
2)Niffler launched into air by champagne battle looking adorable.
3) Niffler realises what’s happening and lets out adorable squeal
4)More adorable suealing
5) Even more adorable suealing
6) Adorably hits wall. Adorably.
Link to adorableness: (0:37 – 0:47 | You’re welcome)