'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.
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
"Frank" is a Thunderbird. Thunderbird is one of the four Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry houses, as detailed on Pottermore. See more »
When Jacob is showing the bank manager his suitcase of cakes, the cakes are at first a bit tumbled about, unsurprising due to the case's rather rough treatment up to that point, and are rather piled up on the viewer's right hand side of the case. After a cut, the cakes' arrangement within the case change. No more piles. See more »
I had high hopes for this movie. I was excited to go! However, the plot
was painfully boring. The CGI looked incredibly fake. And the whole
subplot was just plain creepy. I was so disappointed. It was
immediately obvious who was the bad guy and there were definitely some
bizarre interactions between characters. Honestly, you don't really
love or hate any character in the movie, even though, from the first
minute, you really, REALLY want to like one of them. There was nothing
that felt really magical about this. It was just bland and boring. If
you are seeking another magical movie from the Harry Potter franchise,
this is not that. You might love it, but if you are truly honest with
yourself, I'd doubt it.
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