Finally it’s out. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has hit the screens today. Got the ticket for the first day first show. I felt excited to the core as it was more than 5 years since I was inside a magical experience on screen. I have seen so many enthralling Harry Potter fans filling the seats around me. My memory drifted back to those Harry Potter days, when I used to wait eagerly for the launch day of the movie or the book. I used to skip food and sleep for reading the book or skip my classes to watch the movie. Even once I jumped passed our school wall to watch the movie. Funny days those were. It might be the story of most of the Harry Potter fans. So finally today here I am inside a world created by J.K.Rowling again.
The story is set in 1920s New York. It starts with Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) arrival to New York in a boat. He carries a mysterious suitcase. The suitcase contains magical creatures which were not treated well by the wizarding community. By accident a creature (Niffler) escapes his suitcase. While chasing it he got to meet Jacob Kowalski, with whom his suitcase gets exchanged (By mistake off course). Newt gets arrested by Tina for performing magic in front of “No-Maj” (Non magical people- American version). Later he finds that he carries Jacob’s suitcase. Jacob releases the creatures inside the suitcase by accident. Newt escapes from the custody and start searching his creatures along with Jacob. What happens next forms the rest of the entirely new wizarding experience.
The movie is well crafted one, in terms of story. J.K.Rowling has exceptionally well as usual. The visuals and the entirely new dimension of wizarding world will engulf you for sure. I loved the creatures and the 1920s New York. David Yates has his usual touch, one might feel the similarities with Order of Phoenix and Half Blood Prince. The fresh look, operatic and grave direction will engage the audience.
The cast Eddie Redmayne as Newt has done his part to the perfection (Don’t expect a Harry here). Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler are exceptional in their part. Off course Johnny Depp has a brief section which brings whistles from the audience (He will be seen more in the sequels).
The movie does have some flaws there are too many moments which gives a lead for the next part of the movie. So, one might feel the movie isn’t complete. Apart from this the movie will engage the audience for sure. The next 10 years of wizarding experience with another four sequels of the movie in cards, it is going to be craze. But, we do miss Harry and the trio at the end.
Goosebumps review: If you are a fan of Harry Potter the intro itself will give Goosebumps. Many moments in the movie will impress you. Goosebumps guarantee.
P.S: This is my personal opinion about the movie. Do share your suggestion.