Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Review

I was in elementary when I saw my first Harry Potter movie, it was premier night for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I never missed a midnight showing after that. Yesterday November 17, 2016 I maintained tradition and attended the Premier Showing for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. The theater was packed, it was a sold out show.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has everything you would ever want in a movie. There’s comedy, thrill, drama, suspense, and action. Whether you are an individual who loves Harry Potter or someone who has never seen it/read the books (how you can’t have at least watched the movies I don’t even know.) you will absolutely love the movie.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a tale showcasing a three day excursion through New York City chasing down magical creatures. Set in the 1920s the historical accuracy is impressive and the special effects are focused where it should be on the magic and the action packed scenes of magical creatures destroying the city. The back story was kept to a minimal and the creatures were well developed and absolutely beautiful.


How did the film keep with the story line?

It showcased a small part of the back story of a time before Harry Potter and before Dumbledore was Headmaster at Hogwarts. Unfortunately for anyone who was hoping that Dumbledore would show up he does not.

Did it feel like you were watching a Harry Potter movie?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a story set apart from the world of Harry Potter, taking place in the U.S it is on a completely different playing field. However, it 100% keeps with the magic, beauty, and romance of the original world.The best part about the movie is there are absolutely no cliff hangers it was wrapped up with a perfect bow.

Were people dressed up?

So most hard core Harry Potter nerds will find any excuse to dawn their capes and Hogwarts gear. Though not near as many people were dressed up for this premier showing as I had seen while attending the Harry Potter movies, people were definitely dressed up. It was a much older young adult crowd from previous years. However, when I consider the fact that I will be turning 25 this Monday November 21st I can begin to see where the group comes from.


My husband and I went to see the film at Alamo Draft House in Austin, TX we caught the 10:10pm showing I was in no way compensated for reviewing this film and am simply sharing my wonderful movie experience for any fans who were considering going to watch the film. I must say I was a bit apprehensive about going to see this movie I knew it would go one of two ways it would either be amazing or a complete failure. I’m happy to say J. K Rowling never disappoints and she did an amazing job with this film.

Let me know what you thought about the film in the comments below.


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