Enjoying Fantastic Beasts, Even if It Is Bad Writing

"Did you have fun watching this movie?" Yes, I did.

Enjoying Fantastic Beasts, Even if It Is Bad Writing

As part of a (mostly) relaxing Easter weekend, I took my wife and youngest to see the latest film in the Fantastic Beasts series, The Secrets of Dumbledore. We had a great time. It was our favorite of the three, and – mild spoilers! – if they don't make any more in the series, this one has a satisfying end.

After I got home from such a good time, I looked at reviews for the Secrets of Dumbledore online, just curious how others were receiving the film. Wow. Brutal. Critics did not like this film. I get it. I do, really. These folks are reviewing it by objective standards. Does the plot make sense? Does each character's motivation ring true? And so on. No one is asking, "Did I have a good time watching this movie?" I think, given the abundance of opinions in the world (and the irony is not lost on me that this is my opinion), we need more plain old "did I have fun watching this" reviews. So I'm just here to tell you that I had fun watching this movie, and if you like Harry Potter and the Wizarding World, I think you will too.