Latest English Movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Stars : Eddie Redmayne,Katherine Waterston
As Pottermore has declared well before the movie’s release, the movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is all about the adventures of Newt Scamander in 1926 New York City.As an avid Harry potter franchise fan ( read all the books, seen all the movies and waiting for more) I could not contain my enthusiasm at the announcement of this new addition to the empire.
The story happens some 60 plus years before Potter has been to the Hogwarts and is set in 1920’s New york city as opposed to the English background in the Harry Potter series. In the Harry Potter movies, we were as fascinated by the evil Voldemort as we were charmed by the hero. Here the evil is not so palpable. But let me stop the comparison. It doesn’t accomplish anything. Seeing this series as a complete entity is difficult but it is necessary to enjoy the movie in its own entirety.
Trust David Yates to bring the screenplay of Rowling to life so fantastically. Harry Potter’s textbook at Hogwarts lets loose fantastic beasts on us and they really enthrall us to a new universe of witches and wizards and witchcraft slightly different from what we have seen so far. I liked the fantastic beasts ; they seem to have a personality to each of them which makes them look almost real. The animation is world class. The rest of the series promises great adventure by the look of this movie.
A must watch for this weekend.
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