fantastic beasts and where to find them movie review

to see what the movie is about from IMDB, click here.

to read reviews of the book this movie is based on from Goodreads, click here

 

I know that I am an all book blog so this review will be a little out of the norm. However, I feel that it is fitting to have a movie review that is based on a book. If this is popular or you guys like it, I can easily do more of them. I have seen The Giver and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which I can rave about all day long!)

This weekend, I was FINALLY able to watch Fantastic Beasts. I have the textbook and have read it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and if I can find it again in my massive stash of books, I will read it and review it.

This movie was so incredible! I was sucked right back into the magical world that is Harry Potter. Yes, this wasn’t about Harry Potter but I instantly got those vibes. The movie had a very similar soundtrack to Harry Potter, so that helped the vibes immensely.

The movie follows the adventure of Newt Scamander in the 1920’s, who wrote the textbook Fantastic Beasts. His destination is Arizona but makes a stop in New York. There is a lot of drama going on with a beast that is threatening to expose the wizarding world. Newt happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. He enlists the help of an ex Aurora, her sister and a Muggle (No Maj as they are called in America) to help clear his name.

This movie did take a lot of liberties. The book is basically a list of all magical creatures, a short paragraph or so of information about them and the Ministry of Magic’s rating of how dangerous or not dangerous they are. So, in all reality, the movie had a lot they could do.

I did like that many different creatures did show up and Newt explained what they were and how not dangerous they are. Newt’s entire life was based on proving to wizards that not all the creatures in the world were dangerous. He is the precursor of Hagrid and I loved it.

Newt as a character was just so awkward and charming. He really did remind me of Hagrid and how much he loved all his creatures. I wholeheartedly support his cause and I now want a pet dragon, among other things.

The sequel is supposed to have Jude Law as young Dumbledore. I am interested to see how this will go. This movie did bring him up and Newt’s time at Hogwarts so I’m interested to hear the story of those two. I think that as long as Jk Rowling remains mega involved, I will love it no matter what.

 

xxlacy

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3 thoughts on “fantastic beasts and where to find them movie review

  1. I’m sorry to say I haven’t watched the movie yet because I want sure if another movie in the universe could be pulled off. I love the movies, soundtracks and books so much I just don’t wanna ruin it. I’m glad to hear though that this feels familiar so that helps a lot so maybe I’ll pick it up soon. I also heard this is suppose to be the first movie in a series. Are they serious? How will they manage it? Either way great overview. It was well done 👍🏾🙂

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    • Thank you for your comment! I, too, have heard that they were going to continue the series. They got Jude Law to play young Dumbledore so perhaps they will do Newt as a young boy at Hogwarts. Either way, I’m super hyped! I’m glad that I was able to help sway your decision! Let me know what you think of it! Thank you for your kind comment, that really does mean a lot to me! 🙂

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