Fantastic Beasts Plot Hole Controversy: Harry Potter Fans Weigh In
Fantastic Beasts is nearly here, again.
The poet, John Lydgate, famously said: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”
This couldn’t be truer than in the case of movie and literature fans.
Tuesday’s release of the second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindlewald drew the usual excitement for a Harry Potter winter release. Fan boys and girls speculated on how Dumbledore and Newt Scamander might team up against the titular Grindlewald. They guessed at locations and gasped as unexpected magic reared its head.
But one scene had fans less than excited.
Hogwarts: A Place Of Many Rules
Firstly, a warning: potential spoilers for the new Fantastic Beasts trailer ahead.
Turn away now if you don’t want this trailer spoiled for you. The Hogwarts Train To Spoiler Town says to turn away, now.
Yesterday saw the release of the first official trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindlewald. This is the second movie in the expanded universe series, continuing on as a prequel series after the ending after the last Harry Potter movie, nearly seven years ago.
For the devotees out there, this is a series with a lot of very specific rules.
And, much as everyone is excited about the release of the new movie, one nagging problem seems to have everyone furrowing their muggly brows in frustration:
why are three wizards able to apparate into the Hogwarts grounds, early on into the trailer?
Not sure why that’s a big deal? For better insight into why this is important, you have to understand that the castle in which our lovable cast of wizard kids learned their defense against the dark arts in the original movies is a highly secured facility.
Nobody can apparate into Hogwarts because wizards are prone to fighting, spellcasting, and random assassinations, and it is a school full of children.
With the likes of Voldemort, Bellatrix leStrange, and Grindlewald running around the countryside, murdering every second villager they come across, you need a safe place to teach kids to fly a broomstick or not to name their kids Crab or Goyle.
So why allow apparating at all?
We know, right – hence all the drama.
A Solution To The Problem
There are theories floating around the YouTube Comment sections and Reddit boards, right now, of course. There are those who think the apparation into Hogwarts might be from an earlier time, and some big battle during the movie is what prompts the school to change.
Others have surmised that maybe we’re just dealing with really powerful dark wizards.
Whatever the case, it’s an understatement to say the trailer has elicited some strong responses. Whether or not they figure out Hogwarts’ place in the apparition scene or not, we’ll have to see, when Fantastic Beasts comes out this November.
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