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Eddie Redmayne IS Newt Scamander. I cannot picture anyone else as Mr. Scamander. Newt is a unique person who loves creatures so much. He knows so much about creatures that he doesn't know how to socialize with humans that well. He is awkward, funny, loyal and doesn't want anyone or any creature to get hurt. He believes people don't understand that magical creatures are a delight!
Jacob is definitely my favorite muggle. Because Jacob and Newt don't really have many friends, they become the best of friends. Jacob is open-minded to magic. Although it baffles him at first, he grows accustomed to the random apparations or creatures. I am ecstatic about his love for baking and he refuses to give up his dream!
Queenie and Tina Goldstein are interesting characters. Although sisters, they are nothing a like at all. I would love to know more about their background and their family roots. I wonder if Anthony Goldstein is related to the Goldstein sisters.
The magical creatures are unique and extraordinary. Seeing a good variety of them on screen helped me visualize all the creatures that I read in the Harry Potter books. The Niffler definitely stole the show though. He is hilarious and would do anything for shiny stuff. My favorite magical creature is the Occamy although I adore the Niffler and Pickett the Bowtruckle. The Occamy is very breathtakingly goregeous and I don't want to spoil the film so definitely check out Fantastic Beasts for more magical creatures and the wizarding world in 1920s NYC.
The set is fabulous. I love the 1920s and I love seeing all the old automobiles, the architectural structures and even the fashion! I love flapper fashion! The film definitely captures the essence of living in the 1920s and what it means to be a wizard or witch during the time period. Fantastic Beasts is an amazing immersion of multiple genres. The film will satisfy viewers who love fantasy, action, adventure, paranormal and thriller. There are certain scenes that are definitely creepy but you will be in awe when you are see the spectacular scenes of MACUSA.
I will be doing a more in depth analysis of the film at a later date. It will be a spoiler once since I will delve into how Fantastic Beasts connects to Harry Potter. So if you haven't seen Fantastic Beasts, this is your chance. Go and see it now before the Fantastic Beasts analysis post! Also, check out the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay as well. I highly suggest reading it after seeing the film.
I am intrigued about the plot lines for the next four films in the series. Yes, there will be four more.
What are you thoughts about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Do you have a favorite magical creature? What do you think of MACUSA and the new cast of wizards and witches?