Hello, this is Ean. Last week, I finally got to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them during school on a class trip! As promised, I am going to review it today.
The movie is about Newt Scamander, who is one of my favorite Harry Potter characters as of now (I even asked for a Funko Pop of him for Christmas). Newt has a suitcase that contains a collection of Fantastic Beasts. The suitcase is accidentally opened by Jacob Kowalski, who after meeting Newt grabs the wrong suitcase and ends up opening it in his apartment. The suitcase that Newt accidentally grabs when he is taken to MACUSA, or Magic Congress of the United States of America, by Tina Goldstien, an American wizard who works at MACUSA, is Jacob's suitcase filled with something less dangerous; pastries that were used to try and get money for Jacob's bakery he wants to open. Now they must go and find the beasts that have escaped Newt's Suitcase before the wizard world is revealed to the No-Majs, or Muggles for all the Harry Potter fans, or non-magical people for people who have never read or seen Harry Potter.
This movie is Fantastic! Pun somewhat intended. The movie was great! Some of my favorite scenes were with Niffler, one of the beasts who is a mole like creature and he also escapes in the beginning of the movie. Niffler likes to take shiny things like jewelry, money, gold and anything else shiny he can get his paws on. One funny part is when he tries to hide from Newt and Jacob, he holds out his arm and stands on 1 leg like a necklace holder. Unfortunately for him, he is spotted by Newt.
Another Fantastic scene is when Jacob and Newt enter the suitcase. Now I wondered how all those beasts fit into the 1 small suitcase. This scene answered my question. Like another British device used by someone who is British, it's bigger on the inside then on the outside. Inside the suitcase, there are separate areas for a suitable environment for each beast, along with one area where Newt does some studies on the beasts.
One problem with this movie was some parts I didn't understand what they said, maybe it was because of the theater, the music was a bit too loud to hear what they said, or I didn't understand what they said because it was a reference to something else in Harry Potter. Probably the first 2.
Overall, I give this movie 4 ice cream scoops out of 5. It's Fantastic, but I may have not got some parts.
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