Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook at Hogwarts written by Newt Scamander, so we (viewers) were taken way back even before Harry Potter was born; making this movie a prequel to HP series. The story started with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) walking through the streets of New York City with his suit case which turns out to be a portal to his menagerie of magical creatures. Due to some turn of events Newt mistakenly swapped his suit case to a suit case full of bread that belongs to Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) an aspiring baker, a no maj (muggle). Jacob, not aware of what happened, opened the suit case full of magical creatures.
When some of the creatures managed to escape, Newt, sisters Tina (Katherine Waterson) and Queenie (Allison Sudol) – American wizards, worked together to gather the creatures. And on their journey to gathering the magical creatures, they discovered the ill motives of MACUSA head of security Percival Graves (Collin Farrell).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them is a big feast for the eyes, it is thoroughly animated and perfectly edited. From watching the movie itself, everyone can tell that the animators did an excellent job.This movie is richly colored and is totally cinematic. The shots taken,the lighting, the backdrops were perfect for each scene. Plot wise, it is thin but it surely is laying down the foundation for the next 4 installments. Yes, there will be 4 more movie installments! Yaaaaaay!
HAPPY WAITING, POTTERHEADS!