"Is is over yet?"
I found myself watching the clock during this movie. "Is it over yet?" I kept asking my better half.
The unfortunate answer was, "Sorry dear. Another hour to go."
The first three Harry Potter films were great, but I pretty much lost interest after those. A certain unidentifiable "something" was missing. Maybe it was the kids getting too old for the parts.
Fantastic Beasts falls into that last three Harry Potter section: not interesting.
With one degree of enthusiasm or another the actors in Beasts all say their lines, but I do not care about their fate or the story line. An exception might be Dan Fogler who played the baker caught up in Potterland. He was somewhat entertaining.
As usual Colin Farrell walks through his role without leaving a trace. What happened to him? So much promise.
The plot is not tight and meanders. A lot of screen time is wasted on a comical magical beast that steals things (photo above). The problem is they do nothing with that character.
Special effects are off the charts good. Effects do not help when I don't care about the characters.
Watching the movie is better than cleaning out the garage . . . . barely.
Rating: 5 out of 10