Does a cinema film count as Art?
Went, with a friend, to see this film yesterday.
We had opted for the 2d version and I enjoyed it.
The creatures certainly were 'fantastic' - whoever does the computer graphics deserves an award. It was good to see creatures that were mentioned in the books but not seen in the films - the Erumpant, Botruckles, Nifflers and Mertlaps.
It is a very long film and I did feel that in the last half hour or so the storyline had dwindled from weak to pathetic but the graphics more than made up for that. I would love to see it again in 3d - and I definitely want a Botruckle !!
Certainly art from your description Nim.
Yes, film is an art form, no different to any other art form. Whether you appreciate what the "artist" is trying to convey is entirely another matter.