Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (2016)

The last wizarding world film we saw was in 2011, so just for bringing it back to us, this film was special.

JK Rowling has given us a new world, a new language and it’s deep and meaningful. What we are up against is far more terrifying than fantastic beasts, most of which are not harmful, some maybe large but all are out of their environment.

It’s the 1920s New York, basic wizarding terms are used and explained, so people who haven’t seen Harry Potter movies or read the books can view this film independently. Eddie Redmayne plays an introvert Newt Scamander, transporting magical creatures who manage to escape. While finding Newt and his beasts the ministry solves issues which plague their own existence.

For fans the film feels familiar, we dive straight into the world, devouring every bit of information, new and old. The beasts are woven in seamlessly, while merging darker and more sinister ideas. David Yates gives a good vision to Rowling’s words, putting together an impactful introduction to four more films which will bring back more of our favourite characters.

3.5/5

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