Happy Holidays!

Sorry for not being very regular with my posts, in 2017 my goal is to try and be a bit more organised and productive when it comes to my blog and my writing! 

I want to do proper posts and not just things I think up on the spot…basically I want to get better at planning. 

I hope that you’ve all had a great Christmas, if you do in fact celebrate it, if not I hope you’ve had a great couple of days anyway! 

I’ve not got much to say to be honest…I’ve been having a nice time with my family, opening presents and eating waaaaay too much! I’m so bloody full!

As you can see above, my dog is thoroughly enjoying his presents! 

Hopefully these posts will get better, comment down below how you’ve been celebrating the festive season! 

Speak soon! 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

If I could describe this movie in one word it would be…surprising.

Not surprising that it was good, I knew it was going to be amazing from the moment the movie was announced.

It was surprising because I hadn’t really put much thought into the concept of the movie and what events would take place in the story. 

I’m used to knowing the book beforehand, or knowing the story it’s based off well enough to have an idea of what the next 2 hours are going to be like.

However, with this movie I found myself walking in mostly blind.

Of course I knew my basics, I’m a massive Harry Potter fan so I had a good idea of what it would be like, or what I thought it would be like, but there were so many surprises in this movie, for me, that it made the whole experience even better. 

Firstly, I expected the movie to be set in the wizarding world, I had hogsmede and diagon alley in my head when I should have realised that if the story is set in New York then chances are it would mostly take place in the muggle (non-mag) world, which it did! 

And just changing that one small thing, muggles in the background instead of wizards, made all the difference! The whole vibe of the movie was different (in a good way) because suddenly they had to try and be secretive and sneaky with what they were doing. 

Instead of openly using magic they had to subtly flick their wands and whisper their spells…of course once the action started that was thrown out of the window…and I suppose Newt isn’t the most subtle of wizards.

The time difference was obvious, the whole 20s vibe set it apart from the Harry Potter franchise. They really stuck with the theme and used everything to their advantage. 

I loved the inventiveness of it, the characters were funny and had a lot of depth. I got to know each character seperatly throughout the entire film! 

Not only is JK Rowling a brilliant author, she’s also a brilliant screenplay writer! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and would definitely see it again! 

Newt was adorable and quirky, he made me fall in love with him instantly and I think Eddie was perfect for the part! 

Bring on the rest of the movies!