'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': Everything We Learned on Our Set Visit
IMDb worked its magic to apparate onto the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Check out exclusive interviews with the cast and creators as well as new pictures and teasers from the movie and beyond.
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
In mid-20s New York, Newt Scamander, the British young activist wizard, arrives in town, holding a mysterious leather suitcase which shelters a wide array of diverse and magical creatures that exist among us. Amid an already fragile equilibrium of secrecy, and the increasing disasters ascribed to the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, Newt's precious suitcase will be lost--and to make matters worse--several creatures will manage to escape. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target Newt, in the background of an invisible, devastating, and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc on 5th Avenue. In the end, is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions; moreover, what will happen to the remaining fantastic beasts still loose in the streets?Written by
J.K. Rowling has stated that this film "is neither a prequel, nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. Newt's story will start in New York City, seventy years before Harry gets underway." See more »
When in Newt's case for the first time, Newt goes from wearing his jacket, vest and tie, to his vest and loose tie, to just his blouse and loose tie, back to his vest and tie again in just a few shots. See more »
Refreshingly Entertaining with Outstanding Effects!
Although I don't like David Yates' directing, I think he did his best with this movie. The cinematography isn't perfect, but the colour contrasts are really beautiful to watch. The movie is highly entertaining and I recommend it to everyone (especially to families/adolescents).
PROS: -Eddie Redmayne's acting! He is a real cutie in this film. His interaction with his "fantastic beasts" are adorable! -Eddie's chemistry with Dan Fogler and Fogler's believable chemistry with Alison Sudol. -Alison Sudol is gorgeous, sweet and pulls off her role without a doubt. -Colin Farrell's scenes. He has the most interesting ones. -The Beasts in general. All scenes, especially the ending are beautifully scripted and filmed. -The score is beautiful and fitting. Pacing and editing are fine. (why did Warner Bros and David Yates screw it in The Legend of Tarzan then???) -Great CGI. Worth to watch in IMAX3D.
CONS: -Katherine Waterston's acting... she gives a very disappointing performance in this movie. I know her previous work and her acting isn't that dull actually. Apart from that, she looks extremely plain and black hair makes her look hideous. -Unfortunately less Colin Farrell. - Johnny Depp as Grindelwald. Seriously? How bad was that?! -Very few magic spells are recited. That was very disappointing, as we're watching the world of the wizards, aren't we? -There are many movies which take place in the US, therefore, I think the Harry Potter universe should have stayed in England. I hope the sequels will be filmed in Hogwarts and we will get to see more wizards, teachers and so.
Overall the movie is really refreshing, as it has an original screenplay that isn't based on a novel, comic book, etc. The movie also gives a profound message about the desire to be accepted into society, especially when one is different than the majority.
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