So I went to the movies in the first time in, well, months. In all honesty, despite being a huge Harry Potter fan, I wasn’t bursting at the seams with excitement when I heard this movie was being made. Sure, I liked the cute little tie-in book, but I wasn’t sure how well it would translate to the screen, and after reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (a review for another day) my confidence in JKR’s script-writing abilities wasn’t very high. Nonetheless, I caved, and I took my sister to see the film over the weekend.
It’s not Harry Potter – but that’s okay. It doesn’t have to be. As soon as the opening credits came up on screen, I felt like a child again, buzzing in my seat with excitement whenever I went to see the latest HP movie. And perhaps because it wasn’t based on a novel-series source, but background material instead, that’s why I think this spin-off film as a whole came together well and holds up as fine movie in its own right.
Well. For the most part. Spoilers below.