Podcast: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) – Phil’s InstaTake

Podcast: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) – Phil’s InstaTake

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

 

On this episode of the podcast  Phil delivers his InstaTake on the latest Wizarding World movie… Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Harry Potter

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Phil’s Best To Worst: Harry Potter Movies

Phil’s Best To Worst: Harry Potter Movies

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Listed in reserve order (From Worst to Best) Phil, of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, breaks down a film related subject in order of his own personal enjoyment.  This time out: Harry Potter

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BEST: Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire

For sure one of the darkest Potters, Harry’s trials in the TriWizard cup see the death of character, some pretty extreme underwater & dragon action and one of Potters sweetest moments in the TriWizard ball, Goblet Of Fire is Potter at it’s best. Magical.

 

 

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2. Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows Part 1

Dubbed Harry on Camping by critics, I actually really enjoyed the first Deathly Hallows as it allowed, for the first time sine the earlier films, the cast to spend time together and grow.  The clam before the CGI packed storm, Deathly Hallows Part 1 is far better than most give it credit for.

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3. Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Dark for sure, but Azkaban benefits from the direction of auteur Curaon who finally manages to pull the Potter series out of the hands of the blank Columbus and give the film some much needed magic.  It’s dark at times but balances that well with humour.

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4. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry’s last outing is a sombre affair (as you’d expect) and lacks the more knockabout fun of the earlier films which gave it it’s charm.  Characters die, resolutions are found and darkness is lifted.  It’s good but could have been much better with a more visionary director at the helm.

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5. Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix

The Order Of The Phoenix mostly abandons Hogwarts as a story point and goes straight into the building war between the light and the dark.  It’s well made but as the franchise moves darker so the earlier fun is lost.  That said THAT death was a bit of a shock…

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6. Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stones

It’s a great franchise opener and whilst the direction is a BIT flat at times (Chris Columbus is never the most visually of directors), visually the wonders at play here seen for the first time through a child’s eyes are unforgettable.

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7. Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets

Chamber Of Secrets again suffers from the flat direction of Columbus who seems to do his best to needlessly suppress the joys at play.  It also isn’t helped by a tad uninspiring story which (as a lot of Potters don’t) doesn’t get started until near the last act.

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Worst: Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince

The holding pattern starts with a story that only sees the titular character’s story line addressed in the last act, the film feels like a filler before the final story starts.  It’s not terrible but so little of note happens here that sadly this is by far the weakest of the Potter films.

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