“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: MOVIE REVIEW” (NO SPOILERS)

Its been.. 6 years since ‘Harry Potter: And the Deathly Hallows part 2’ was in theaters. After a stint on British Broadway, Author and Creator J.K Rowling has brought us back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with

A story that follows Newt Skamander. The famous wizard that wrote the text book that young wizards read at Hogwarts, “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find them” 

THE STORY: The year is 1926 and Young Newt Skamander travels to new york city with a magical case full of amazing creatures. When some of his creatures are accidentally let loose on the city, Newt is brought into events that could very well change the Wizarding World forever. 

The story itself was great. Very well written. Fantastic Beasts is a wonderful addition to the Harry Potter Universe.  

THE CAST: Eddie Redmaine is fantasticly awkward as Newt. 

A relatively non social person who dedicates his life to the magical creatures of the world. The supporting characters are perfectly acted and casted. Colin Farrel was great.. (waisted, but great!) Ezra Miller is a surprise. But the real stand outs.. Are the Beasts.. 

They are beautiful and well crafted creatures. The pre-depression era was a well crafted world. Very well done. 

THE POSITIVES: It is a beautiful movie. The creatures are stunning. Newt and the supporting cast are very fun. Colin Farrel was great. The wizarding world in a new area was fun to see. 

THE NEGATIVES: Colin Farrel was totally waisted. Not going to go into any spoilers.. But he was really waisted. There wasnt enough focus on the ‘Fantastic Beasts’. I felt that in order for them to set up the next set of movies, they sacrificed the main stories potential. Which wasnt the best idea, but i understand what they wanted to do. 

OVERALL: Fantastic Beasts has a whole lot of potential to be the next best Wizarding Franchise. Focus more on the characters and what happens to them and not lose them in the wider string of events.  But overall.. It was a really good film. Worth watching for any Harry Potter fan. I give “FANTASTC BEASTS and WHERE TO FIND THEM” a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/10! 

Have you seen Fantastic Beasts yet? What did you think? Hit me up! 

So, until next time folks.. Peace Out! 

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