Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather gather to overthink Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and a whole host of CGI creatures meant to remind us that the magic lives within us all.
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The reminder that JK Rowling was a teacher is interesting because there was always a lot made of the idea that the Harry Potter stories tracked the age and school careers of the characters.
Alternatively you could say that what the series does is massively enhance the coolness, wisdom and responsibility of teachers.
Now JK Rowling has reached the age in a teacher’s journey where the most important and exciting people are those who write textbooks.
This was fantastic. I might need to go back and listen to it again. Two points…
1. I really hoped Pete was going to say “Hey-grid” a few more times.
2. Aside from Neville, Luna might be that antisocial character who likes animals but I haven’t seen the movie yet and based on the way you’re describing it, Eddie Redmayne’s character does seem like something new for the franchise.