Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Review

Another part of J.K.Rowling's magical world appeared on the big screen last week— Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Fictionally, this textbook is written by Newt Scamander, a magizoologist with undying interest and affection for all magical creatures that is not understood by the rest of wizarding community.

And that is where it all begins.

(I'll not spoil it for you, trust me. I have a heart.)

Set in 1926, the movie opens with Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) arriving in New York with nothing but a suitcase and the clothes he wears. Through several funny situations and one serious misplacement, the fantastic beasts find their way to the streets of the Big Apple while Newt discovers the ways of American magical legal system.

To be perfectly honest, I was equal parts scared and excited as I sat down on the plushy cinema chair, surrounded by half of the Tremough Harry Potter Society. The fact that we knew almost nothing about the storyline itself apart from what scraps of information that were posted online (in comparison to the Harry Potter movies, where you could've known every single detail from the book when you first went to see it). It made me worried about the possible irrelevance and confusion it could bring into the HP world. Also, knowing that there were going to be five films in total raised quite a few questions.

The film left me astounded; it's the best thing to ever come to cinemas.

As a proud Potterhead, I can't even tell you how much I encourage my fellow Potterheads, fans, and even those who do not adore the magical world of Harry Potter to go to the cinema and see this film. There will laughter (lots of it, trust me), tears (especially when the background music resembles the HP theme), and held breath because the dramatic aspect of this work of art is undeniable.