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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

on November 21, 2016

So, I finally made it back to a movie theater and thought I’d do a blog post about the newest film in the Harry Potter Franchise: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Now I’m a bit new to this fandom, I didn’t grow up reading the books or watching the movies, though many in my generation did. I only read and watched the original series this past year. So it was kind of fun to go to my first Harry Potter movie at the movie theater. I was joined by several friends and we settled into our comfy reclining chairs to watch the story of the man who wrote Harry’s textbook.

I was also really excited to watch this movie because Eddie Redmayne plays the main character Newt Scamander. He also played Marius in Les Miserables and I loved that movie. So I was excited for how he’d pull off this role. He did a great job with his awkward smiles and his hilarious interactions with the beasts he carries around in his suitcase. He turns Newt into a lovable character that you can’t help but root for.

But my favorite part of this movie was our Muggle or No Mag character Jacob Kowalski. He brought so much humor into this movie with his fascination for all of the magical things he had never seen or experienced before. Maybe I identified with him the most because this whole world is a bit new to me too. But mostly it was just his good sense of humor and how he accepts that this world is real and wants to help protect it.

In any case, this film had a intriguing story, fun new characters, beautiful animation and I wouldn’t mind seeing it again. So if you have time during this Thanksgiving Break, go see it.


2 responses to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  1. Dan O. says:

    Most fun when it’s not paying too much attention to its plot. Nice review.

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