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Avada Kedavra throughout the franchise: "Fantastic beasts: the crimes of Green de Wald"

We talk about, of course, the worst creation in the career of JK Rowling.

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After the events of the first film of the dangerous wizard Green de Wald (Johnny Depp) are locked up in prison. But soon he escapes and goes to Paris to gather a group of like-minded people and seize power in the world of magicians. First of all, Green de Wald wants to get to Credens Berbone (Ezra Miller), the only person he believes is capable of defeating Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). To thwart the villain’s plans, Dumbledore sends his apprentice Newt Salamander to Paris (Eddie Redmein), which unites with its old buddies in the fight against the powerful dark magician.

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

In recent years, with J.K. Rowling, the author of one of the best children's and teenage series of books of our century, strange things are happening. The writer gives the right to continue his story about the Boy-who-survived to incompetent theater-goers, rewrites the canon for the sake of the social agenda, as if he is trying to destroy his own heritage. Against the backdrop of such strange creative decisions, an attempt to make a full-fledged franchise out of a small book-encyclopedia seems to be quite adequate. And everything would be fine: the “Fantastic Beasts” setting as well is interesting, and the story is quite capable of adding curious details to the world of sorcery and magic. That's just with each work Rowling her writings more and more like fanficshen.

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

And this is not an exaggeration at all: “The crimes of Green de Wald” contain almost all the distinctive features of a bad fan-made work. Not bad at the level of “Minerva Mac-Gonogal loved cats and because of this even sometimes became a cat”, and boring-bad, annoyingly bad. Such, where new single-celled heroes appear at intervals of five minutes to perform their function and disappear by the end of the film into oblivion. Such, where the main intrigue is based on kinship: who is the brother to whom, who is the sister, and who is the second cousin on the grandmother's line. And no one asks if you don’t care about the genealogical tree of the third-rate character Ezra Miller. Because it is no longer a film about wizards, but Indian cinema, in which, no one dances, however. It's a pity. Could be anything new.

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Rowling is too keen on the description of the surrounding world, the details of the biography of the characters, which only interfere with global history and dynamics. It is clear that for her, as a writer, the space can be as interesting as the narration, but in the cinema, unlike in novels, this approach does not work. Instead of talking about the alleged crimes in the title of Green de Wald, Rowling throws into the plot a hundred hooks, which, perhaps, somehow respond in the future. Or maybe they will not respond - you, most importantly, do not forget to buy a ticket for the next three parts, otherwise you will not know.

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Everything that could really interest the viewer in the continuation suddenly degraded - even in comparison with the already not great past part. The first “Creatures” could be forgiven for monosyllabic heroes: it was assumed that their characters would acquire some depth later. But the “Crimes of Green de Wald” on familiar characters simply do not have time - after all, we must also introduce hundreds of new, just as flat and uninteresting. Especially Newt Salamander got it: the dear traveler turned from the original into a caricature “mad scientist” with a wry grin on his face. It’s as if Eddie Redmain is following his hero from "Theories of everything"All the facial muscles refused.

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Shot from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Green de Wald"

Something that could save the situation itself Green de Wald - a charismatic evil, whose gift of conviction is so great that even positive characters can not always resist him. Unlike Volan de Mort, the position of the hero Johnny Depp can be understood and accepted, his figure is much more ambiguous. More precisely, it could have been this if Rowling had not tried so vehemently to show everyone her “correct” social position. Therefore - so that no one is suddenly confused in judgments about good and evil and did not think that the antagonist with an obvious hint of Trump (you yourself are not tired?) There may be something ambiguous - the Green de Wald gang periodically kills children and old women . Well, at least do not eat them, and thanks for that.

Rowling obviously needs a good director, a conductor to the world of cinema, who will cut off the unnecessary from her wild imagination and leave only what works in the format of the film. But the writer acted slyly: she took to shoot "Beasts" David Yeats, the most boring of all the directors who worked on "Harry potters". He has no hint of his own handwriting: everything is according to a template, at the behest, he, like a Dementor, sucks up all the fun from a movie. In Yeats's hands, even the scene of returning to Hogwarts turned out to be drab and mediocre — although it would seem impossible to spoil it.

From November 15 to the cinema.

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