Fantastic beasts and where to find them is a Harry Potter spin off set in 1920 New York. A dark and powerful beast stalks the city leaving every wizard and witch in threat of being exposed . To make matters worse, a dark wizard called Grindelwald has been causing trouble in Europe but has seemingly vanished. Unaware to all of this, magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York to get a new beast, or so he says. On his way to a bank he hears a no-mag (American for muggle) talking about “Dark forces being at work! Wizards are to blame!” and meets Tina Goldstine. While caught up in all of this, multiple creatures from his case escape and cause a lot of trouble.
The film is a spellbinding trip into a new side of J.K Rowling’s wizarding world with the arrival of new creatures such as the demiguise , erumpent ,swooping evil and the obscurial. As well as this, the character development is incredible as the characters aren’t too bland. The film was based upon J.K Rowling’s comic relief story that is of the same name. The movie had a 73% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes (the most trusted movie rating website) and 84% of people enjoyed the movie .
Along with a spectacular plotline, the graphics are truly beautiful, the CGI is utterly breathtaking, and the magic looks almost real.
Personally I believe that the film is incredible and fantastic and left me wanting sequels which have been confirmed by J,K Rowling herself.
I would rate it 5 stars.
By Tom Green