Every once in awhile you are lucky enough to be treated to a film that reminds you why you fell in love with going to the movies. It completely emerges you in its fantastical world, and for a few brief hours you forget about all your troubles.
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' follows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who embarks on a journey to the States with a magical briefcase full of wonderful creatures. Mr. Scamander's arrival seems to have awaken a disturbance between the wizarding and the non-magical world.
Taking place during 1926, author J.K. Rowling expands her magical vision of the Harry Potter universe. 'Fantastic Beast' is full of action, mystery, love and hope. Even though the film takes place in the Harry Potter universe, you do not need to be familiar with all the Harry Potter books/movies to appreciate this movie. I think wizards and muggles alike will agree that 'Fantastic Beasts' is well worth your time.
Yong's Rating- 5/5 Stars