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Is Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Ok For Kids?

November 18, 2016
in Kids

As the resident parent on staff here at CinemaBlend, I sometimes watch blockbusters with a different eye, and through a different lens. I have two boys, ages 12 and 8, waiting for my review back home -- sometimes because they are chomping at the bit to see something, and sometimes just because they're curious what kinds of movies are making their to theaters. Neither of my boys are super curious about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as they only made it through half of the Harry Potter series before bailing (I think Goblet of Fire is the last chapter they watched... I know). But your little witches and wizards might be begging you to see the new series from J.K. Rowling this weekend. Should you bring them? There will be spoilers in this conversation! You have been warned. I wrote a similar column aimed at parents a few weeks back when Marvel's Doctor Strange opened in theaters, and I find myself with a similar opinion as I think about Fantastic Beasts. While this is a standalone movie with its own important story, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them feels as much a part of the larger tapestry of pre-existing Harry Potter films as Doctor Strange feels attached to the MCU. Which means, if your kids have absorbed all eight Harry Potter films heading into Fantastic Beasts, they'll have absolutely no problem handling everything tossed at them by director David Yates' latest, fanciful adventure. This isn't a Harry Potter sequel, but it's undoubtedly set in the same world, meaning magic and wizardry are the order of the...

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