Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is directed by David Yates and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston & Colin Farrell JK Rowling’s brought us back to that wizarding world taking place in 1926 Newt Scamander has traveled the world to find and document loads of magical creatures Newt Scamander arrives in New York City and that’s something that we haven’t really seen in the Harry Potter universe and this movie does a great job at making you feel like you’re in New York City in the 1920’s and with it taking place in New York City we also get some new terminology.
Isn’t that fun? and instead of Muggles, in New York City They’re called Nomag.
No magic right, but there’s just a lot of stuff like that, that feels new yet familiar Newt has a briefcase with all sorts of magical beasts inside but a certain Muggle or Nomag ends up unlocking that briefcase unleashing all these beasts outside so they have to track them down and you also have Colin Farrell’s Character who works for the director of magical security, essentially that is the ministry of magic right? and his character plotline is kinda just weaving in there back and forth while all of the the beasts are Unleashed roaming around the city kind of in the background in this movie did a great job at setting up this fantastic beasts franchise there’s four more of these movies on the way and this movie did a great job it not relying on the Harry Potter movies there’s not loads of references to characters, sure there’s a few here and there but this movie it just didn’t over rely on the Harry Potter movies and I thought that was really cool but this what we did feel very different from the Harry Potter movies sure it takes place 70 years before but I just don’t think it captured that same magical feeling or vibe that we got in those Harry Potter universe, it felt very different and there’s a scene in the movie where you get introduced to all these different kinds of beasts and I just don’t think they really fit into the universe that the Harry Potter movies set up and a lot of these creatures they felt more alien like and I just couldn’t picture seeing a lot of them in the Harry Potter movies it just felt very different and this movie for me at least had some pacing issues the middle of the movie felt pretty slow and it just felt like this movie couldn’t decide if it wanted to throw action at you or make you fall asleep and this story wasn’t really what I expected the Beast never really had any involvement with the main plot they were kind of just a side thing that the characters had to deal with and I liked all the actors in this movie.
I thought Newt Scamander was a great new character he’s a likeable guy and there’s a lot of fun elements in this movie I just can’t see four more of these movies being made maybe I had just too high of expectations and i just love the Harry Potter movies but I was pretty disappointed with this movie so with all that said I’m gonna get fantastic beasts and where to find them a c-minus guys if you’re a fan of the Harry Potter movies i still think you should check this one out just maybe lower your expectations a bit guys let me know what you thought of this movie down below in the comments section thank you so much for watching please make sure to subscribe for future videos i’m Rex Overdrive i’ll see you next time.