Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Movie Review

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

2016 | PG-13 | Fantasy, Adventure, Family
133 minutes / 2h 13min

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Plot Synopsis:

In mid-20s New York, Newt Scamander, the British young activist wizard, arrives in town, holding a mysterious leather suitcase which shelters a wide array of diverse and magical creatures that exist among us. Amid an already fragile equilibrium of secrecy, and the increasing disasters ascribed to the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, Newt's precious suitcase will be lost--and to make matters worse--several creatures will manage to escape. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target Newt, in the background of an invisible, devastating, and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc on 5th Avenue. In the end, is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions; moreover, what will happen to the remaining fantastic beasts still loose in the streets?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) is a 2h 13 min PG-13 family fantasy adventure film that is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series. Director David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)) executed writer J.K. Rowling screenplay marvelously. The movie had an estimated budget of $180 million and grossed over $812.2 million at the box office. It was an irresistibly light film that I will see again soon with my family.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them revolves around young wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything (2014), The Danish Girl (2015), Les Miserables (2012)) who arrived in New York City 1926. He arrived with a suitcase filled with magical creatures which got loose. Jacob (Dan Fogler - Kung Fu Panda (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Balls of Fury (2007)) who had no magic, Tina and her sister Queenie accompanies him. Tina (Katherine Waterston - Inherent Vice
(2014), Steve Jobs (2015), Michael Clayton (2007)) is a witch that works for the American Magical Congress. Newt and his crew went on a search to find his magical creatures and discovered a dark plot from an early version of the “Deathly Hallows.” Dark wizards are trying to recruit a witch. Credence (Ezra Miller - We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Suicide Squad (2016)) was the tortured son of Mary Lou who was an anti-magic crusader that advocated the second Salem.

Fantastic Beasts was a fun filled adventure that my entire family loved and it was a plus that the movie was shorter than the Harry Potter films and it had a new batch of wizards. Eddie Redmayne and Dan Fogler gave us A+ performances as their acting was spectacular. I overall enjoy the movie and all it has to offer and would recommend it to all families. The creatures were a feast for the eyes as they were as magnificent as can be and almost flawless. The movie did have minor goofs and mishaps leading me to give it an eight for family films.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.44
  • IMDB: 7.4
  • MetaCritic: 6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.4

About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Year: 2016
Runtime: 133 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.72/5 stars from 321,221 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 321,221
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Cast Starring: Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp, Anthony J Sacco, Bern Collaco, Bern Collaço, Nick Donald, Lasco Atkins, Jorge Leon Martinez, Zoë Kravitz, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Hudson, Lee Asquith-Coe, Paul Birchard, Mickey Lewis, Sean Cronin, Edd Osmond, Miroslav Zaruba, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Yves O'Hara, Kornelia Horvath, Karl Farrer, Attila G. Kerekes, Alan Wyn Hughes, Jane Perry, Josh Cowdery, Dan Fogler, Dean Weir, Nicholas McGaughey, Alex Jaep
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Writers: NA
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Director: David Yates
Box Office: $234,018,657
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Website: http://www.fantasticbeasts.com/
Language: English, Khmer
Country: UK, USA