Fantastic Beasts Review

Today I am going to do a review on the Fantastic Beast Script by J.K. Rowling. I’m sorry that this is late, I’ve been very busy with the holiday season and finishing my spring Units at University. I read the script and then headed off to the movies to see it on the big screen with some good friends and my partner, and I’ve got to say it was absolutely amazing! I loved reading the script and then going to the movies and knowing that I could recite the words after only reading the script once. So lets start with my review on the script and the movie! 🙂


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‘Explorer and Magizoologist Newt Scamander has just completed a round-the-globe trip in search of the most rare and unusual magical creatures. Arriving in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when Newt’s case is misplaced and some of his fantastic beasts escape into the city, it spells trouble for everyone…’

I would like to start this review by saying that this book was absolutely beautiful.  The pages were decorated beautiful, each part in the book had a beautifully drawn beast that is mentioned in the screenplay. The cover is so original and beautifully decorated. I fell in love with the appearance of this book instantly!

This screenplay is set 50 years before the Harry Potter book series, even having said this, there was a lot of references made that links to the Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore was even mentioned and I jumped for joy at the mention of him!
I just want to say that when I watched this at the cinemas, I was hit by nostalgia when the theme song from Harry Potter played, I got all excited!
I was nervous about reading this because I knew it was not going to be dealing with the story of Harry Potter, so I wasn’t sure of it was going to spark my interests, but it really did. After reading the screenplay I had to go watch this at the cinemas and I saw it in 3D, and let me say that this was just absolutely amazing! I wanted to go and see it a second time in 3D because the creatures just jumped out and the screen, and having the creatures be so beautiful and magical making you want to have one yourself it was just amazing!!
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I’ll have to say, I was so excited to see how the creatures would look in the movie, because they sounded so amazing in the screenplay, I loved the niffler in the screenplay and to see how they made the niffler look in the movie I fell in love with it instantly, the niffler was my favourite creature in this movie! If these actually existed I would be over the moon! Such a cute beautiful creature!
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I loved this little guy, I thought it was the cutest thing that Newt carried this green little creature around in his pocket. I will admit I almost cried when Newt was pretending to trade him for information.
I can see how this can be made in to four movies and this makes me very happy!! Let’s be serious, who wouldn’t want more from J.K. Rowling when it comes to the wizarding world!
I loved the plot, however I felt there could be more mention of Grindelwald and that there could have been more added to the ending when Grindelwald got caught out. I felt more explanation on who he was could have been given, especially for people who have not read or seen the Harry Potter series before.
I have to say, that I know a lot of people were hesitant to read or see this after reading Cursed Child, but I’ll have to say, just go read it/see it! I doubt you will regret it, especially if you’re a fan of seeing magical creatures and/or of Harry Potter! Its a beautiful movie/screenplay, and deals with so many emotions that you can’t help but feel a connection with the characters!
I’d give this screenplay/movie 5 stars! Definitely watch/read this again! Loved it!!!
What were your thoughts on this? Did you read the screenplay? Watch it at the movies? or both?