Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Film Review


Ever since the news broke that Fantastic Beasts would be turned into a film, I always questioned why? Why are we bringing the magical world back again, surely we should just all leave it with the greatness that was Harry Potter?!

I am glad to say… I was wrong. We most definitely should bring back the wizarding world, and Fantastic Beasts is the perfect place to start!

When I went to see Fantastic Beasts, I honestly had no clue what it was going to be about, just the small facts that it was set in New York, in the 1920’s and Eddie Redmayne was our leading man. Little did I know that the new film would be jam packed with excitement, revelations and so much magic!

In the film we are introduced to the ‘Beasts’ who are banned in the city of New York, however Brit wizard Newt Scamander (Redmayne) travels to New York with an array of fantastic beasts locked away in a tiny suitcase, in the hope of releasing one of his beloved creatures back to their home in Arizona. Newt unknowling switches his suitcase with New Yorker Jacob, played by the charismatic Dan Fogler, who just so happens to be a no-maj otherwise known as a muggle. Throw into the mix a dark force plaguing New York, the evil dark wizard Gellert Grindleward is on the lose, plus the threat of the Wizarding World being exposed to the muggles, equals a whole lot of chaos, beautifully brought to life.

I would highly recommend going to see this one if you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series, and most definitely go and see it in 3D. The special effects are really something.

I am now excited to see what else the Fantastic Beasts series will bring us and how it will magically develop.

Definitely one to watch!

Let us know if you have seen Fantastic Beasts and what you thought by dropping us a comment below or by getting in touch via our Social Media pages!

Thanks for reading.

Chloe – Team Hurley


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