Admittedly, I am a biased fangirl and maybe it is that biased side of me speaking but I would give this movie 5/5 stars any day.
The only Harry Potter film I had ever seen in theatres was Deathly Hallows part II. There was good sound, decent 3D and hordes of potter heads screaming their heads off.
Fantastic Beasts was seen in the theatre. In IMAX. The films’ effects are enough to blow anyone’s mind without the extremely realistic 3D and the state of art sound system. With IMAX…. *faints*
Ahem…. forgetting the theatre and focusing on the film:
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them- A Sorta Biased, Short Review
(i) Newt Scamander, is to put it formally, a cinnamon roll.
(Maybe there are some who do not see that as formal but I can guarantee that it is true)
Having been on an action movie stream before, I was getting used to tough, brooding, heroes and this was a nice change as Newt Scamander is a ray of sunshine whose main aim is to protect his case of magical creatures.
(ii) Tina Goldstein is, to put it truthfully, amazing.
In the movie, Tina is a demoted auror from MACUSA (The Magical Congress Of The United States Of America) who arrests Newt after a Niffler gets out of his case and causes mild mayhem at the bank.
(iii) Jacob Kowalski is, to put it lightly, too awesome for words.
Jacob is a No-Maj or Muggle who accidentally switches his suitcase of pastries with Newt’s case of magical creatures. (His dream is to own a bakery). He gets attacked by a creature which got loose from the case which leads to Tina taking him as witness.
(iv) Queenie Goldstein is everybody’s crush.
Tina’s sister is an accomplished legilimens, very good witch, all round badass, beautiful personality… well, you probably get the point. People in the movie love her, people not in the movie love her and if aliens saw the movie… well, they’d love her too.
The plot is extremely simple (ha ha NO).
Newt Scamander travels to America during the age of Grindewald, carrying a suitcase which contains more magical beasts than I have the patience to count. After a niffler gets loose, he is arrested by Tina Goldstein and taken to MACUSA.
Tina and he realise that his case has been switched and the actual suitcase full of magical creatures has been taken by a muggle/no-maj called Jacob Kowalski. By the time they get to his house, he has been attacked and some magical creatures have escaped.
Tina takes Jacob as witness to the magical creatures getting loose and they go back to Tina’s house. As Newt and Jacob attempt to track down the creatures, people are being killed by something called an Obscurus.
Therefore, it is up to them to find all the creatures, stop the Obscurus, etc, etc…
The effects will blow your mind, the storyline is exciting, engaging and will have you sobbing like a baby. The characters are amazing, the acting is very good, the animals are very cute (or scary… maybe both), the music is too good.
The movie contains the magic of Harry Potter and will have you back in the Wizarding world (pfft, like you ever left) even if Hogwarts does not appear in the movie.
The countdown for 2018 (second movie release) will start as soon as the credits do.
So, if you haven’t seen the movie…. GO SEE THE MOVIE!
If you have, leave your thoughts in the comments 🙂