Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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This movie will be etched in my memory forever. It was very well cast and the storyline was amazing. I love the tie ins to the LeStrange family and the mention of preheadmaster days Dumbledore. The magic was phenomenal and Newt was a character you could fall in love with....and his creatures.....wow!
Definitely a must see especially if you enjoyed any of the HP movies!
We can all use more magic in our lives, and that promise is fulfilled quite delightfully at first. But extravagant creatures of digital descent can’t sustain a story that does little more than set the scene for a long string of sequels.
Yates and Rowling skillfully weave their bleak – and very blunt-edged – message into the fabric of the story. It might be wildly out of place in a fantasy aimed at tweens, but it’s a welcome change from the usual vapid blockbuster.
Invention and effects are the name of the game here, predictably, and this world invites us in as effectively as the best of the Potter episodes.... Somewhat less effective is the film's character-bonding agenda.
Movie Info & Cast
- Eddie Redmayne
- Sam Redford
- Scott Goldman
- Tim Bentinck
- Tristan Tait
- Colin Farrell
- Tom Clarke Hill
- Matthew Sim
- Katherine Waterston
- Samantha Morton
Did You Know?
- In an interview with Vulture, Alfonso Cuarón, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) expressed interest in directing this film: "'Azkaban' was fun to make, and when I did it, I was invited to do the next one, but I didn't want to overstay the welcome, because it was such an experience. But now? Why not? I do have stuff that I want to do (next), but a J.K. Rowling thing... They haven't called me yet! They haven't decided to invite me! Looking forward! At least to see it, because nobody's invited me".
- In the smashed subway, near the end of the film, Newt kicks a brick which is obviously made of foam.
- Porpentina Goldstein: Yesterday, a wizard entered New York with a case. A case full of magical creatures. And unfortunately, some have escaped.