'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.
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
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.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Samuel L. Jackson
Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To... Written by
Although they are excluded from the film versions, Harry and his classmates study both bowtruckles and nifflers in their Care of Magical Creatures class in the novels Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This film marks the first time they are seen on-screen. See more »
When Mr. Graves ties the medallion on Credence's neck, the string disappears in an instant. See more »
This movie indeed was magic! What was so magic? Well, removed the special effects and ... POOF! ... nothing left! JK is rolling in clover and one wouldn't grudge her that, but recycling the wide-eyed characters of Harry Potter films requires no imagination. This film left us literally yawning, hoping it would get better. No luck there.
Many, many movies are escapist entertainment, rather than high art. That's okay, Hollywood does amazing things with sound and images, and the product doesn't always have to be profound to be well worthwhile. However, this rehash was as entertaining as television wrasslin', with none of the charmingly ingenious characters.
Ideal if you're entertaining very young children. Aside from that, less fun than watching people at the mall.
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