Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review

Melanie Kibler

UNITED STATES – After five long years of waiting, Harry Potter fans are graced with another amazing movie, which was written by J.K Rowling herself.  This movie is called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

It is based off a short book that was written by J.K Rowling for Comic Relief, a charity in London.  The book itself is supposed to be a school textbook that the students at Hogwarts use.

The movie, however, is all about the author who wrote the textbook, a man by the name of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  Newt travels to New York from London with a suitcase full of magical creatures.

In New York, one of Newt’s creatures, a niffler, a creature that loves shiny things, escapes in a bank.  In the bank, while chasing the niffler, Newt meets Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).

Jacob is a No-Mag, a non magical person, who wants to be a baker.  Newt and Jacob accidently switch suitcases while at the bank.

When Jacob gets home, he opens the suitcase and accidentally lets out some of Newt’s magical creatures.  Newt finds Jacob with the help of a wizarding official named Tina Goldstein (Zoe Kravitz).

While Tina is opposed to the idea, Newt has Jacob help him collect all of the creatures.  None of the characters know what true evils lie ahead.

This movie rated a womping 5/5 of the “Kibby Movie Scale.”  It was an excellent film that had the audience at the edge of their seats the whole time.

The casting was phenomenal.  The actor who played Newt said in an interview that he even went on a safari so he could know how to act.

This movie is set in New York City in the year 1926.  The set was amazing and looked as if the actors had actually traveled back in time.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is entertaining for all ages and also very appropriate.  There are a couple of scenes where people die so that might not be the best for very young viewers.

This is a great movie that you don’t even have to have seen the original Harry Potter series.