Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wonderful video essay about Newt Scamander the hero and fanmade clip

Newt Scamander, protagonist of the Harry Potter spinoff, is an unconventional male hero. He performs
a refreshingly atypical form of masculinity, especially for the lead in a fantasy adventure story.

...He is strongly opposed to segregation, discriminatory laws, capital punishment, and other violence
committed in the name of justice. Newt’s truly special gift is not his magic, it’s his empathy.
 This type of quiet sensitive masculinity is so out of the ordinary for a leading man that I wasn’t
terribly surprised to see a number of movie reviewers turned off by his character.
 The New York Post said Newt was “not a very engaging lead.” MTV said he lacks “depth,”
“soul,” and a “coherent personality.” The Village Voice went so far as to say he seemed “
physically ill” much of the time. Slate felt he was “a little boring.” Both Slate and The NEW
Republic lamented that the character “tamped down” Eddie Redmayne’s charisma. The NEW
Republic also expressed shock at his leading man status saying he’s so “good-hearted, simple and
nondescript that it’s sort of crazy that he’s going to be the centerpiece” of a five film franchise.

You can read the full transcript here

Fanmade videoclip by Alysha478: Newt Scamander - It's time 
(Love it <3)

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