I saw a weird-looking Johnny Depp so I figured we could watch a weird film. The film is full of marvellous strange creatures in a very fantasyful world.
There is the obligatory battle between good and evil. The good are ministries of magic, Depp plays the counterpart. Another battle is between the magicians and the non-magicians.
As the film continued there were words, locations and even scenes that reminded me of Harry Potter and indeed, the story is written by J.K. Rowling. There are less children in this film than in the Potter films, but for the rest things are quite alike. I am not sure if this films aims at another audience or that the story just better involved adults.
The film has great CGI, a fairly dull story, some alright humour.
Mostly recommended for Potter lovers I guess. Also, it looks like this film is (going to be) part of a series.