After the undoubtedly impressive, decade long, multi-director triumph that was the first eight films of the Harry Potter franchise, Warner Bros. — in classic Hollywood studio fashion — decided to capitalize further on the IP by going backwards in both time and, well, a lot of other things too. Considering the movie we have here, coupled with the fact that J.K. Rowling assumed sole scripting responsibilities this time around, it comes to no surprise that die hard have evoked the Prequels (yes, that’s “Prequels” with a capital “P,” as you know exactly what’s being referred to) as a comparison piece.
This full movie takes the stately and quaint priggishness out of what we all understand the Wizard World of Harry Potter to be, and yet somehow makes it all lesser in terms of appeal? Maybe it’s the lack of British accents. Or maybe it’s the pedestrian nature of the world in play, considered in hand with the disjointed narrative, incomplete character work, and confounding lore. On second thought, maybe it was the British accents. All kidding aside, however, this really didn’t feel like a Harry Potter movie to me when i watched this movie online.
Now, that doesn’t mean the whole movie is bad or otherwise i would not have free downloaded this movie. But it is most definitely an inferior product. With the lush history, legendary world-building, and honestly more impressive effects of the previous eight films in mind, I feel as though I’ve already seen the light when it comes to anything involving this universe. And while that light was shaped like a proud and stolid stag, “Fantastic Beasts'” light remains in the shape of a. . .what the hell was that platypus-looking thing called again? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) has a direct sequel named Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) which you can download on Filmxy.
Stars : Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol
Watched Mar 01, 2018Matt Kerr's review published on Letterboxd :I'm a sucker for feelsy comedies which have a positive message and faith in the individuals ability to change for the better; I particularly enjoy the idea of these when surrounding the themes of such a grave finality as death. This may not be the funniest nor the deepest comedy I have seen on the subject, however its no doubt a touching movie, and again I am a sucker for those.p.s. Not to be that guy but points off for setting unrealistic expectations of world travel. I refuse to believe that the great wall/Taj Mahal are ever that empty no matter how rich you are, and sitting on the pyramids is very illegal. 7/10
User 2 Review:
Nicholson and Freeman, 2 legends of Hollywood together, this is a tear jerking, heart-warming and very amusing tale of 2 cancer patients who decide to life their lives to the extreme before their upcoming end. Such a moving funny tale of living you life because you never know when it is going to end, and that's a moral I live by. I have no wrong words about this extremely inspirational flick which leads to rethink life. Funny, sweet, charming, emotional and all lead by Jack (the only real Joker) Nicholson and Morgan (best voice in the world) Freeman and that made the film even better. If you love laughing and crying in a film lead my Hollywood legends, watch this it's truly worth a watch,
User 3 Review:
Harmless and deliberately schmaltzy The Bucket List is a "bromance" movie about two dying men who meet in a hospital ward. They draw up list of things to do before they pass away and set off, around the world to discover the meaning of life. It is an easy film to watch and the two stars, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman both play up to their usual type of character with freeman being the dependable family man and Nicholson the womanising Hell-raiser. The fact that they manage to make it watchable and bearable is a testament to their acting skills as plot wise, there really isn't much substance and Rob Reiner tries too hard and too blatantly to pull at the heart-strings to make this movie really memorable.