It’s time for our two minute, spoiler free review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The latest film from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World took £54.6m at the UK box office and now it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD so you can watch it in the comfort of your own home.
Set in 1926, well before the time of the Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the story of Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. Newt travels around the word looking for extraordinary magical creatures and finds himself in New York. Unfortunately for Newt he has looses his magical suitcase when a No-Maj (what Americans call Muggles) called Jacob accidentally takes it and releases a number of the fantastic beasts held within it.
Newt then has to team up with Porpentina Goldstein, played by Katherine Waterston to track down all the escaped creatures whilst dealing with some other more sinister goings on.
The cast also includes Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller (soon to be seen as The Flash in Justice League).
This is the first wizarding world story from J.K. Rowling that I hadn’t read the book for before seeing the film, mainly because it was written as a film first. It was nice to be surprised what was happening in the story and to be back in the magical world of Harry Potter.
If you are a fan of the Harry Potter books and films you will love Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I can’t wait for the next film!