Hello everyone! As you all may know, the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them movie and screenplay was released last week and of course, I just had to watch the movie and pick up the screenplay 🙂 I watched the movie with my boyfriend on Tuesday and read the screenplay the day after so I thought, why not do a spoiler free movie / screenplay review for you all?!
If you haven’t heard of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, it is originally a textbook written by Newt Scamander about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. In the movie and screenplay, the story takes place in the 1920s and it follows the journey of Newt Scamander, a famous Magizoologist. Newt arrives in New York City for a short trip but when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it starts causing havoc for everyone.
I guess I’ll start off by saying the movie was absolutely AMAZING!!! It was as magical as the Harry Potter movies and the feeling of just being back in this wizarding world gave me so much feels and brought back lots of nostalgia. As the screenplay is the script for the movie, I felt the same way about it as the movie! It had a magical feeling to it and I loved every single second of reading it. Throughout the movie, we firstly get to learn about what the wizarding community and magic was like in the 1920s, particular in America. Magic was actually pretty different during this era and they are very strict about the exposure of magic in America. Another thing I loved was the different creatures that we are introduced to in the story! Newt has a briefcase full of unique and awesome creatures and seeing how much love he has for them just warms my heart 🙂 My favourite creature is definitely The Niffler because it is SO ADORABLE AND FLUFFY AND HILARIOUS.
As for the characters, I pretty much love all of them! Our four main characters Newt, Tina, Queenie and Jacob are such fun characters and they work really well as a team. They all have such wonderful personalities and I honestly feel that the actors chosen to play their roles were perfect. With that said, I did have one tiny issue with the general story and that is the lack of action. The action only came at the end and it wasn’t that suspenseful so it was a little disappointing but apart from that, the movie was great!
Overall, I would highly recommend you all to go catch the Fantastic Beasts movie if you haven’t and read the screenplay as well! I cannot wait for the next 4 instalments to the movie series as I’m sure they’ll be equally as amazing. Thank you for reading my review and I’ll see you in my next post, bye! ❤
Buy the screenplay here :
Book Depository – https://www.bookdepository.com/Fantastic-Beasts-and-Where-to-Find-Them/9781408708989
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Fantastic-Beasts-Where-Find-Them/dp/1338109065/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480002562&sr=1-1&keywords=fantastic+beasts+and+where+to+find+them