I’m writing this as part of Potterhead July—an event that Aentee from Read at Midnight set up!
Let me just take you on my own little Harry Potter journey. In fourth grade, I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and I was immediately taken. At that point, the first five books had already been published, and I ate them up. Then when the sixth and seventh books came out, I’d go and buy them the day of publication and read them in one or two days—staying up late, late, late. I remember once I fell asleep reading the last one and I dreamt that I woke up and started reading again. So my dream-self made up all these stories and characters and dialogue. Let me tell you, I was very confused when I woke up and really started reading again. Lol.
And the movies. I loved those, too. When I hit my craze, I went to the last few movies at midnight premieres where everyone would dress up, and they were so fun. Anyways, that’s basically it. I just loved them. I dressed up as Trelawney once for Halloween. I went to the Wizarding World in Orlando as a sophomore in high school. And that’s what it seemed like it was going to be. I’ve just been excited for when I have a family someday that I can experience Harry Potter with.
But now the story continues. With Eddie Redmayne (who’s my #1 celebrity crush, by the way). And I’m so ready, so excited. Let’s start with the new trailer that came out yesterday:
OH MY GOSH. It looks so good, am I right? And I think what I love about it is that it’s a completely new story, a completely new set of characters, a completely new time than the original story. I’m going to be honest, I don’t know how I’m going to feel about the Cursed Child (of course, I still already have it on pre-order) because I like where the Harry Potter books ended…so it makes me hesitant to continue with that story.
But Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…? It’s completely new. With new insight into the Harry Potter world in 1920s New York City! I love that setting. And I’m so excited to start this new journey through what I’ve heard is the Fantastic Beasts trilogy.
I also love that we have no idea what to really expect besides what’s in the trailer. There’s no published book that lays out this story. We have the Fantastic Beasts textbook that “Newt Scamander” wrote, but it’s not a narrative. We’re essentially going in blind, but I think it’s going to be all the more amazing for it, don’t you?
Basically: I’m just ready to experience an entirely new side of the Wizarding World. A side that’s not influenced by Harry and Voldemort’s journey—no matter how much I love that journey of theirs. New characters, new cast, new ideas, new creature, new setting, new time. It’s going to be wonderful because it’s going to be so new. Do you feel me? Do you feel my excitement? Are you getting excited too? If not…
There’s not much I can do for you at this point. But I’m proud of you for reading this far.
Are you excited for the new Fantastic Beasts movie? What are your feelings about it? Let me know in the comments!