The following was commissioned by Culture Fly
Opening with the whisper of “Lumos Maxima”, and a bright flashing light shining in the darkness, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer immediately links the latest adventure to the tone and feel of the Harry Potter franchise.
Multiple moments in the trailer hark back to that record-breaking phenomenon from the direct reference to The Prisoner of Azkaban to a glimpse of John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme, the trailer gives us muggles hope, as the wizards are returning.
The trailer, short, sweet and perfectly calibrated, does what a teaser should do and gives away only basic snippets of information. A wizard arrives in New York with a case full of magical monsters and some escape. Let the games begin.