Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

There's another trailer out for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!


I'm going to be honest... my excitement about this movie is middling. Let's be clear: it's part of the Potterverse so OBVIOUSLY I'm going to see it and probably draw a lightning bolt on my forehead when I do, but this just doesn't have the same pull that Harry Potter did for me.

I also can't help but be a feminist killjoy on this one. If the trailer speaks the truth about this story, then the characters who the story centres on and who have the most agency are white dudes. I saw one person of colour (a woman all dressed fancy at some kind of ceremonial event?) and a handful of ladies who seem to serve the assist/decorate function in the story. (BIG SIGH.) C'mon J.K. Rowling! You can do better!

Of course, the line at the end still sums it all up, "I want to be a wizard."



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