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Return to the world of Harry Potter in Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

posted Nov 22, 2016, 7:02 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted November 22nd, 2016

It has been 5 year since the last Harry Potter adventure, the wizarding world has been quiet, until now. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them is an adventure in the wizarding world, before Harry Potter was ever born. The story is set in 1920s New York, where Newt Scamander, (played by Eddie Redmayne) a zoologist that houses magical creatures, comes to America to release one of his beasts back into it's natural habitat of Arizona. Unforeseen problems results in one of his creature's escaping and causing him to run into Jacob Kowalski (played by Dan Fogler) a No-Maj or muggle (non magical person). Newt and Jacob end up accidentally swapping cases, and Jacob then mistakenly opens the case and lets some of the beasts free onto New York. This puts the wizard world at risk at being discovered by the anti-witches movement, so Newt must find his beast with the help of Jacob and Porpentina Goldstein (played by Katherine Waterston), a wizard police officer.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them is a great addition to the Harry Potter Universe. The thing that makes Fantastic Beasts great is the characters, the visual effects, and the story. The characters are very likeable and interesting. For example, Newt and Jacob, have great chemistry together in all their scenes. The visual effects helps create this huge and magical world especially when the audience gets a look into Newt’s case of magical beasts, which is beautiful and jaw dropping to look at. The one thing that is weak in the movie is the action, in that there's less compared to the other Harry Potter films, however that shouldn't destruct from an amazing and magical film. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them gets a 4.7/5.