Movie Review – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Movie Review – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A man with a suitcase on a foggy city street. Behind him are two women and a man. Fantastic Beasts is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, it was produced and written by J. K. Rowling, in her screenwriting debut, and inspired by her book.

Newt is a British wizard with a suitcase full of strange and bizarre creatures. He travels through New York on his way to Arizona, except his creatures have other ideas.

Tina, a demoted  Auror (a hunter of dark wizards), to regain her position. However, Newt has accidentally exchanged suitcases with a non-wizard human, Jacob.

Newt and Tina find Jacob and the suitcase and campout at Tina’s place. Her sister, Quennie is introduced as well.

The foursome hunt for an Obscurus, a dark, destructive parasite that develops inside magically gifted children if they suppress their magical abilities.

I really liked all the characters, except Tina. They made her a bit too harsh and stern. I’d have liked her better if they’d showed a softer side to her or her tormented by her actions. However, the movie portrayed her in dark and unfavorable light making the ending feel forced.

All in all though, a good movie and story from J.K. Rowling.


My rating 4.6 stars out of 5

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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