The screenplay is written by JK. Rowling and it is set in the Harry Potter universe.
It tells the story of Newt Scamander, an English scientists who comes to New York in 1926 with a suitcase full of magical beasts. He path crosses that of non-wizard Jacob Kowalski, some of the beasts escape and Scamander and Kowalski must try to prove that the havoc in New York is not caused by the magical beasts from the suitcase, but by something much darker and much more dangerous.
I felt a bit weird going to the cinema on my own to see a fantasy-film, but it turned out I was not the only one who was there alone!
I loved the movie very much. I had not really a good idea of what to expect, but I just hoped it would be good. And it was. I appreciate that JK. Rowling does not shy away from darker story-lines, and in this film somebody dies that should not have died.
There were a couple of storylines and a little surprise at the end. I am curious to see where this will go!
|Kowalski (Dan Fogler) and Scamander (Eddy Redmayne)|
I also liked the fantastic beasts very much (some of them so cute and other so funny and others so beautiful!) and the special effects (I saw the film in 3-D) were very spectacular. I loved the twenties-atmosphere and the humor in it.
|Tina and Scamander.|
Love that twenties-atmosphere!
|Newt Scamander, perfectly cast.|