Newt Scamander, a magizoologist, arrives in New York in 1926 to collect a new creature while writing his book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But not everything goes as it’s supposed to. Shortly after Newt arrives, his Niffler accidentally escapes along with other inhabitants of his case. Not only that, but something magical is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, attacking No-Maj’s (American word for Muggle) during a time where the fear of magic or anti-magic is at an all-time high. It is up to Newt, Tina and Jacob to recapture his beasts and find out who or what is causing the attacks.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Colin Farrell as Percival Graves, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery: The President of MACUSA, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone and Samantha Morton as Mary Lou Barebone.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a spin-off prequel movie series. I loved the movie a lot. Before seeing it, I did not know if I would like the movie or not. It had a lot to live up to, being a prequel to the Harry Potter movies. I loved everything about the it. The special effects were great. Not just for the dueling but also the beasts that Newt has in his suitcase. They did a wonderful job on the costumes for this movie. I wish I owned some of them they are so nice. I thought the casting was perfect – I would not change any of them. Eddie Redmayne was great as Newt and I cannot see anyone else in the role. I cannot wait for the next movie to come out to see what adventures that Newt and his friends get up to. The next movie is set to come out in 2018. I would recommend this for any fan of fantasy movies. You do not have to have seen the Harry Potter movies to watch this movie but in spots it does add to the movie. Rated PG-13.