Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: November 18, 2016
DVD: March 28, 2017
Blu-ray: March 28, 2017
Digital: March 7, 2017
Netflix: October 7, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.81
based on 388 votes and 76 reviews
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Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman, Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Johnny Depp

Inspiration: J.K. Rowling


Seventy years before Harry Potter reads writer Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) book in school, the author enjoys adventures in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.

The spinoff film takes place in 1926, as Newt travels the globe to find and document magical creatures. But after completing a global excursion and arriving in New York for a brief stopover, his misplaced magical case leads to the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts in the No-Maj (American equivalent of "Muggle") world.

Based on the novel written by famed author J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter books. She also wrote the screenplay for this movie.

Director: David Yates
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): David Heyman, Lionel Wigram, J.K. Rowling
Screenplay: J.K. Rowling
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  • 3 stars "I expected it will be more about the cool animals and less about the other stuff. The characters are not very interesting and the blonde sister of the main female character is just annoying as Hell and I hoped she will be eaten by one of those creatures. The animals are beautiful and funny, it´s a pity it wasn´t about Newt travelling the world and catching them in various creative environments."
  • 3 stars "Quite disappointed! Story line was nowhere near as deep as her Harry Potter series - left lots of unanswered questions at the end. Special Effects were AMAZING! Visually stunning - but so much missing in the story line."
  • 5 stars "Loved it!!! Awesome Movie!!! I want to see it again!"