Today, I will review about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Let’s start with this. I love Harry Potter. I even buy the new Harry Potter playwright in my e-book. Also, my mom and my brother loves it. However, when I heard when this movie will be made, I was like, it is Harry Potter spin off (yay) about the guy who wrote about magical creatures in book (huh?) with making into five movies (What the?). I am not even sure if this movie will be the good start because movies that they are already planning to make sequels are terrible (Ex. Snow White and The Huntsman, The Amazing Spider-Man, Eragon, Inkheart). So, I was not really excited about this movie.
It was better than I expected. I can feel the awesomeness of J.K. Rowling who is the author of Harry Potter. This time, she wrote the script of the movie and she gives her wide beautiful imagination in the movie. Since the director, David Yates, made four Harry Potter movies since Order of The Phoenix, he knows how to make the movie. So, it gives the fun when you watch Harry Potter, the only different thing is that it is darker than the first Harry Potter film and it is more mature than Harry Potter series. Probably it is because the main character is an adult, not teenager.
Now, let’s talk about the character. Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne,
is the British magician who likes to catch Fantastic Beasts and protects them and he goes to America for his Fantastic Beasts business. If Harry Potter was serious and depress easily, he is calm and humorous and mysterious. I think this character brought trademark role for Eddie Redmayne’s career. I start to know him from Les Miserables as Marius. Other than he is handsome, I think he is pretty good actor and he got Oscar for acting Stephen Hawking from The Theory of Everything. However, those movies are hard to make him famous by normal people, not just movie fans. I think this series will make him world-widely famous, even more famous that Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter.
Next is Goldsteins. The eldest used to be the auror worked in American magic department but got fired for a reason. She may feel annoying when you watch the movie but you will like her eventually so be patient. The youngest is the worker, but she is not auror, has the ability that can read someone else’s mind. If you do not like the storyline of the movie so much, you will only have fun time to watch her because she is beautiful.
Percival Graves played by Colin Farrell, I am not going to talk much about him.
Jacob Kowalski is the muggle who suddenly involved into the Newt’s situation. I will say he is the top extra in the whole movie. If you watch the movie, you will agree with me that he is the most beneficiary character of the whole movie.
One thing I did not feel good about the movie is that until the middle part of the movie is boring. Although it has fun to watch Fantastic Beasts in the movie, the storyline kind of falls off dull. However, in the last part of the movie, it will give you spectacular joy with the twist. I would like to watch the sequel of the movie and I am going to say this movie is about four stars out of five.