Man wasn’t this satisfying. It has been quite some time since I have heard the Harry Potter theme playing on the big screen and it certainly didn’t disappoint. While still apart, but not adhering to the wave of nostalgia hitting movies lately, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes the Harry Potter world in a completely new direction, changing the setting to the 1920’s America. While it may not take the top spot as best movie of the year, this one will certainly rank up there as one of the best movie going experiences of 2016.
In 1920’s United States, the eventual writer of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has traveled across the Atlantic for a specific undisclosed reason. Once he gets their, he quickly learns that the United States community of wizards and witches takes a dim view to magical creatures and has outright banned them. After a particularly nasty incident in a bank involving an adorable niffler stealing anything that is shiny and not nailed to the ground as well as running into Newt’s eventual lovable sidekick and non magic user Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Newt is taken to the United States Magical Congress headquarters by eventual love interest Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston). After the congress does not take Goldstein seriously, Newt and Tina go their separate ways until the plot pulls them back together when a mysterious creature begins to reak havoc throughout the city of London. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”