Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Moreover, it’s the best movies I’ve seen by far from all the Harry Potter. It was sweet, thrilling, funny, full of mystery and magical. The main character is Newt Scamander. He is a very awkward young man. It’s obvious from the beginning that he has problems in socializing with other people. He’s better with magical creatures. The creatures he saves by putting them into his magical suitcase. He’s a bit of a nerd. But, there’s something dark and loose through New York.
[Mild spoilers ahead: if you haven’t seen the movie at this point, please refrain to keep up reading.]
Newt lands in New York, but he’s headed to Arizona to free one of his magical creatures. The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) is chasing the creature that’s loose and terrorizing New York. So, they become suspicious of Newt in record time. However, he’s an individual that saves Magical Creatures, not someone who puts them on the loose to create chaos.
Newt meets a nomaj (non-magical human), Jacob Kowalski. He has no idea about magic until he meets Newt and he opens the door to a new amazing world. Jacob is a good man with a dream: to create his bread shop and sell bread and pastries. But he also becomes Newt’s friend, and so he’ll help him in his quest. The duo is weird, but their chemistry is amazing together.
Villains prove to be not who they seem. In fact, Colin Farrel who plays Percival Graves, the villain, is not who is supposed to be either. He plays the role majestically, but at the end of the movie we’re going to be surprised by Percival. He is much more than he appears to be, and it’s exciting!
There’s also sweet romance in the movie, with two fantastic girls who help Newt. But there’s also a sinister topic: the abuse of children by parents. Mary Lou Barebone is the evil leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, and she has adopted kids. Credence Barebone is in trouble since his mother beats him badly. And in doing so, all his pain and sufferings pops to the surface in an appalling way.
This movie is a masterpiece. It’s sweet, plenty of action, it has suspense and romance, and is everything you can wish for. All the magical creatures that can be seen in the movie are incredible! So, if you haven’t seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for?
By the way, this is a perfect film for Harry Potter fans. For those who have grown up with the books and the movies, I bet it will be the best of all of the films. Don’t miss it!