Fantastic Beast 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald released its first trailer this week. The film hasn't been without controversy, but the fight over the trailer came from a pretty unexpected place.
People are for sure extremely excited, especially to see more familiar ground, like Hogwarts.
One user writes, "I SEE MY HOME."
But there is one detail they're focusing on that's not so great.
"Looks great — just... can you not show people apparating on Hogwarts grounds?" asked one Tweeter. "Like, it's very clear in the book that you can't, no one can, NOT EVEN DUMBLEDORE. They messed with that in the original series and they're doing it again. It really bothers me!"
Yes, you can see wizards apparating into Hogwarts in this trailer, which is very expressly forbidden in the books. You have to take a horse or car or your own two feet. You can't just pop by.
And people are genuinely pretty upset about it.
"DID THEY JUST APPARATE INTO HOGWARTS?" demanded one user. Another quotes Hermione: "You can't apparate inside the Hogwarts grounds, how often do I have to tell you?"
This has led to some passionate arguments:
There are also a lot of people trying to come up for reasons why you would be able to apparate into Hogwarts during the time period of this film, which is several decades before the events of Harry Potter's time.
"OK Potter fans, I know some of you are Mad Online," begins one person. "But what if events in this movie ARE the reason you can't apparate onto the Hogwarts ground HMMM?"
Or like, maybe there's special rules? For special people?
But the ultimate ruling is no, no one can, never ever, okay??
If only the director had checked in with the author of the series! But if there's nothing to be mad about, is it even fun for Harry Potter fans?
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