Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
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Though Alfonso Cuarons Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azakaban is popularly considered the best of the Potter film series, Yates Germanic Harry Pott ..
But the actual period re creation and production design of a Jazz Age Big Apple is quite the accomplishment.
But youd have to be desperate for another Potter fix to think this is magical entertainment.Its thoroughly No Maj.
Her world building skills sometimes clash with director Yates need to move on to the next catastrophe, but those looking for a charming blockbuster (n ..
Fantastic Beasts is two plus hours of meandering eye candy that feels numbingly inconsequential.
Immersing yourself in JK Rowlings magical universe is always entertaining, but fans should know that this exploration of Americas wizarding world is d ..
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Charming as the cast may be, the animated characters are given ample nuances to make them appealing in their own unique ways.
Yes, the Harry Potter saga was rich with tragedy and black humor, but it was delivered seamlessly, whereas Fantastic Beasts compartmentalizes the cont ..
This highly entertaining twist on jazz age America breathes fresh life into the Potter franchise and, with its themes of society divided and the perse ..
Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.
But the Oh, and one more thing desperation of Fantastic Beastss return to the well leaves Yates and everyone else involved high and dry.
Ultimately, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a solid Harry Potter series movie but often prioritizes setup over memorable drama or spellbind ..
The movie feels like cramming for an examination from the coolest textbook, guided by the most engaging professor at the school.
For Potter nerds, it might be enough simply to return to that wizarding world for a couple of escapist hours.
Big, bold and teeming with imagination, it is so busy world building that it occasionally forgets to have fun.
Yates even embraces genres of the age.Fantastic Beasts delves into silent comedy and screwball terrain thats refreshing as Newts antics spiral out of ..
Its a symptom of modern franchise filmmaking that each chapter in a franchise comes overloaded with stuff, but seeing that quirk manifest in a Harry P ..
Its not your typical leather bag, but it looks just like a case carried by baker Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler, adorable).
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Possibly by accident, but probably not, a film about a magical zookeeper has turned out to be the most unexpectedly relevant blockbuster of 2016.
Fantastic Beasts is an enjoyable stand alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.
But rarely are things what they seem in the Potterverse and such is the case here.Twice, the film plops a cliche in our lap, only to upend it.
But there is an undeniable ambition and seriousness of purpose that has been woefully missing in blockbuster cinema as of late, even in other recent m ..
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It looks like well be spending more time in the no maj world in this franchise than in the Potter films.
Yates and Rowling skillfully weave their bleak and blunt edged message into the fabric of the story.It might be wildly out of place in a fantasy aimed ..
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Theme introduces us to a wondrous world outside of our cinematic Potter knowledge, and works as a prime set up even ..
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Coming after a jarringly weak season of summer movies, its an especially welcome year end treat.
At least the monsters, when compared with their co stars, have some personality.
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Invention and effects are the name of the game here, predictably, and this world invites us in as effectively as the best of the Potter episodes.
Director David Yates entertaining introduction of awkward hero and magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is a confident and surprisingly funny ..
Well, Rowlings audience is hard to alienate, but well just see about that.
Its a sometimes good looking movie with a screenplay that never takes hold.Its all over the place, with no real sense of purpose other than setting yo ..
The blockbuster imperatives that support a franchise of this magnitude are nothing new, but all too often you may well find yourself thinking the same ..
That makes casting a lot easier.This is a movie geared towards adults.
What about em.Absent the thrill of learning something new and wonderful, Rowlings world is commonplace.
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Decent enough as the introductory chapter to whats hopefully something a bit more engaging, captivating and magical, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fin ..
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a film divided by its dueling aimsthe fun escapade and the solemn allegory.
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As promised, the title critters in Fantastic Beasts are whimsically entertaining and occasionally as entrancing as those animals both real and imagine ..
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Try very hard not to be predictable, Eddie Redmayne exclaims in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and therein lies both the promise and the chal ..
It is a nostalgic film about a nostalgic past, set in a world Harry Potter himself
JK Rowling delivers a magical universe as chiaroscuro as ever, but with plenty of slapstick and surreal hilarity in Prohibition era New York.
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J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter spinoff is sheer magic, a grand fantasy adventure that already feels like an old family favorite.
The beasts live up to the films title and bring so much fun to what otherwise wouldve been a dark and poorly paced movie.
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Its a more adult (ish) film, owing to the general lack of children, the intensity of the violence and the sex appeal of the casting.Perhaps some adult ..
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10 1 6 / 10 After the astonishing and enduring success of the Harry Potter film franchise, which managed to squeeze eight movies out of seven books, i ..
This is rousing filmmaking that combines astonishing special effects with plenty of humour and pathos.
That may be good news to diehard Potter fans, but Fantastic Beasts doesnt quite leave you breathless for more.
With all its ties to Harry Potter arcana, Fantastic Beasts has clearly been designed for the most devoted of Rowlings fans, and though it may prove co ..
It is also a thoroughly satisfying, wildly entertaining and highly enjoyable ride from the very beginning to the very end.
Cute, funny creatures and flapper elf chanteuses are not enough to overcome this meandering mess.
But the film is fine enough to make you forgive, if not forget, the fact that it exists primarily as a corporate enterprise and not as an imaginative ..
Dan Fogler, whos spent years knocking around in bad comedies, walks away with the movie as a frumpy baker who gets pulled into the supernatural hubbub ..
Rowling has written the screenplay in this first of five planned films in the new franchise that describes a world long before Harry Potter.
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Has all the makings of a huge family blockbuster, but all the bloated traps of those, too. It hasnt quite got the balance right, but, like the title h ..
Rowlings screenplay does an effective job of providing the expected scenes of lavish spectacle while at the same time balancing those flights of fancy ..
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And while the spectacle is certainly there, and with it a hint of the grandeur of those earlier films, theres something empty at this movies heart.
Fantastic Beasts is thrilling in portions, gorgeously mounted, and teeming with imagination.
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But if action is your thing, Fantastic Beasts blends fantasy with it to suit your needs.
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Photo: Jaap Buitendijk Where the Harry Potter series was all about carved wood and cathedral ceilings, this is all gleaming metal and art deco design, ..
Theres never been a better time to escape into J.K. Rowlings world of magic. Unfortunately, the cast of characters youll find here is a pale imitation ..
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All spring to stunning CGI life laced with theme park thrills, exuberant wit and enchanting invention.
David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter movies, packs the new fantasy adventure with non stop whimsy, dazzling period production design ..
It is instead, a film full of endless charm, thrilling spectacle, and above all, magic.
Its every bit as good as Potter and quite possibly even better.I absolutely loved it.
The rare movie that makes it look easy, like The Force Awakens, only serves as proof of how hard it actually is.
Fantastic Beasts feels very much like its own thing, worthy of its own attention and box office.
Susan Grangers review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros.).When Harry Potter studied at Hogwarts, one of his textbooks was Fantas ..
The one drawback is that it looks like, as of right now, Fantastic Beasts will be a franchise without a strong central protagonist like Harry Potter.
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What first impresses about Fantastic Beasts is the sheer scale of the production.
Despite the fact that a multitude of characters are introduced, director David Yates (who helmed four of the Potter films) manages to maintain a thril ..
Heres kind of a strange thing: Theres a lot going on in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.This is not a simple movie.
Nothing in Fantastic Beasts has the depth or resonance of watching Harry, Ron and Hermione come of age, but with its adult characters, this movie is b ..
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Solidly extending the Harry Potter franchise to a different era with new characters, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them starts slowly before find ..
And even though the movie preaches tolerance, its ideas never quite jell.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is at its most fun when there are actually fantastic beasts on the screen.Im not even going to attempt to quot ..
One is a Niffler, a sort of platypus with an attitude and Scrooge McDucks love of shiny things, and you can bet your kid will be hollering for a stuff ..
Even if you love the film, as I do, all the lurching, stop and go exchanges of these unquiet souls may leave you with a craving for The Philadelphia S ..
Rowlings book ran a mere 128 pages, one sixth the length of the longest Potter novel.This explains the movies stretch marks.
Fantastic Beasts is arguably a better franchise kick off than Harry Potters first installment.
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To its considerable credit, Fantastic Beasts is not the Potter retread it could easilyand very profitablyhave been.
If there never was a Harry Potter sequel, it would still be a satisfying film on its own.
David Yatess film proves to be more coherent and emotionally grounded than any of the Harry Potter episodes.
Instead, Fantastic Beasts walks up to what could have been a memorably bittersweet ending before backing down for the sake of its sequel.HPs themes ab ..
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This is a spinoff from the $8 billion grossing Harry Potter film series, the first entry to be personally screenwritten by Potter novelist J.K. Rowlin ..
But Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a prequel to the Harry Potter universe.
This film has it all: a cracking story, a morality tale and moments of ripe comedy.
But although its hard to see how the filmmakers are going to stretch this out for four more promised films, for now fans can at least look forward to ..
But thats just half the story, which takes its sweet time getting to the meat of the drama.
But if youre going to sustain a franchise for five. freaking. movies, then you need a big, epic story.
Sure, the beasts look incredibly fake and off putting next to real life characters, but this is mitigated by the creative designs of the monsters.
But its not just Muggles who will find the films pacing lethargic, its plot needlessly overcomplicated and its soul missing.
And long time Harry Potter helmer David Yates knows just how to bring the spectacle and heart audiences have come to demand from the franchise.
In Fantastic Beasts, we ostensibly have two fitting for a film that will be seen by Potter fanatics and newcomers alike.
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Fantastic Beasts may not convert any muggles or non majes, but fans of Harry Potter who have come to appreciate Rowlings fertile imagination should ha ..
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Yates gives us the old CGI razzle dazzle to cover the screenplays inherent issues as an origins story, and Rowlings comparably scant attention to fant ..
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Doesnt quite enchant like the best Potter movies but there are enough thrills and genuine chills to satisfy.
Harry Potter devotees will be delighted, as Rowlings familiar creative DNA is reassuringly front and centre, but her otherworldly delight sometimes st ..
In spite of the criticisms, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remains engaging, and the visual effects are mightily impressive, while some of th ..
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The four main characters are all perfectly cast, but Redmaynes mix of sheepish and mischievous is a delight to watch.
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From the opening music to the sweet final beat, its a joy to be back in Rowlings world. Open the suitcase, were coming in.
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Make no mistake, Fantastic Beasts is everything we could have hoped for gripping, exciting and just gorgeous to look at.
The effects called for in Rowlings script puts many of the CGI tricks into director David Yates hands, being a spinoff of the Potter series.
The performances are very good and it is a full cinematic experience though probably not suitable for very young children.
But as a world building exercise, Fantastic Beasts often succeeds.
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With franchise handler David Yates back calling the shots (hes been in the directors chair since 2007s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), the ..
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Special effects can elicit excitement through explosions, but Fantastic Beasts is at its best when it elicits wonder through exploration.
That series improved significantly as it went along, and if this one follows the same pattern, the Harry Potter universe could expand like the inside ..
The film has enough lively humour to keep things entertaining, but the movie itself is thin and derivative, never quite engaging the audience with its ..
But its certainly the best blockbuster Ive seen in some time and great fun.
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Fogler manages to wring joy out of gags that should be burnt toast by now, creating a fun, touching character who fits perfectly within the Potter pan ..
Coupling gorgeous production design with some smart ideas about animal behavior, the beasts are unique, funny, and provide some of the most memorable ..
Ill certainly get my wish, as Rowling wants to make four more of these films and I am all for it.Flaws aside, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ..
Fantastic Beasts is less concerned with fantastic beasts than with launching potential future plots, introducing seemingly peripheral characters, and ..
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Fantastic Beasts is a spellbinding standout in its unintended timeliness.
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A succession of excessive, unavoidable and absurd destructions are there for idle spectacle and nothing more.
Fantastic Beasts is forlorn and captivating, a rare blending of cheery, witty entertainment with a troubled worldview.
And though much of the plot feels like foundation laying for the franchise to follow, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is rich with ideas and i ..
It feels more like a knowledge building history lesson rather than an exciting, free flowing adventure.
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The best of the Potters benefited from vivid characters, superb acting, stunning design and screenplays that combined sharp dialogue with strong drama ..
In some of the previous movies, the sequences of potential awe were lost in a visual deluge.
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The actors do their best to cut through Yates and Rowlings clutter, occasionally dovetailing with some truly wondrous visuals that are ultimately wort ..
While the wizarding world of the United States may be magical, that enchantment feels lost and its not even the Great Depression yet.Even the speakeas ..
Impressive visuals arent enough to distract from the messy storytelling.
Its boring, and except for Fogler and Sudol utterly lacking in joy and warmth.
Set against all these thunderous themes are the antics of a bunch of uninspired imaginary animals sorry, fantastic beasts and an astonishingly winning ..
Well here we go its been a long 5 years, but the Potter Universe is back with a BANG!
NOW this really is a magical feat a Harry Potter spin off that is a worthy successor to the original and an absolute joy.
Even with a smaller, more compact story, Fantastic Beasts hobbles around, trying to get all its characters in order, all while enacting the now obliga ..
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From that kernel comes a full blown adventure that is blockbuster big, with special effects befitting a story built around the beasts of the title.
And every time the customary fireworks between good and evil threaten to look routine, the good acting consistently lifts the film.
Rowling imbues Fantastic Beasts from start to finish with a sense of discovery.
Fantastic Beasts feels like a complete film, rather than a franchise starter.
In other words, its a standard blockbuster movie, trying to grab adults and children at the same time, and not entirely serving either audience.But th ..
J.K. Rowling, it seems, cant quite let go of the Harry Potter universe.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new movie scripted by Rowling and ..
You will leave the cinema wishing all Internet trolls could be silenced with such entertaining finality.
Fantastic Beasts suffers from the ailment that most blockbusters suffer from: too much spectacle and not enough truth.
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Its one more reason why Fantastic Beasts seems less an extension of Harry Potters universe than a Hollywood attempt to lay the foundation for another ..
But the story is thin, and its characters short on the charm that distinguished the Potter series.
Newt Scamander doesnt have the charm or gravitas of Harry Potter, but Fantastic Beasts still proves to be an enthralling expereince.
On the evidence of David Yatess movie, she should be more protective of her intellectual property and resist vanity commissions.Fantastic Beasts is an ..
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The result of what seems like chaos at times though terribly fun chaos is a charming beginning of what will likely be a compelling run of five films.R ..
Fantastic Beasts effectively expands the J.K. Rowling universe What a wonderful wizard world.
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But aided by director David Yates (into his fifth film in the Potter franchise) and cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, Rowling creates an incredibly ..
It has its flaws, but its a fun, fully realised film that can stand firmly on its own.
Throw in some terrific effects and the whiff of real darkness against all the fantasy and magic, and Fantastic Beasts stays true to its prestigious he ..
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At one point, it looks like a giant sex rhino impregnates a tree by shooting his load of magical horn seed into it.
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Between them and the menagerie, the movie sets a tone of antic thrills and spills.
Synopsis: The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.
The first instalment of a five part saga, what follows is an undeniably big and entertaining fantasy adventure film.
Happily, the greatest thing about Fantastic Beasts is in fact the beasts.
Their flirtatious, low key charm has a spark and warmth that no amount of CGI can replicate, and its the closest thing to magic in the whole movie.
The players may be different but the magic of J.K. Rowlings wizarding world remain the same.
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It reminds me of Star Wars: The Force Awakens great characters, thrilling moments, but yikes on the actual story.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE FIND THEM offers the rich panoply of an intricate, fast moving plot rife with adventure, suspense, and the sweetest of roma ..
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Now, Harry Potter is not a terrible brand to extend; spinning off Rowlings universe will provide more rewards than another Transformers movie.
For fans of the original Harry Potter books, it should be rather thrilling to explore this new narrative.
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It wouldnt take a magic spell to tweak this story and make it truly fantastic.
I found the film entertaining, and occasionally a nice reminder of the past.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them marks the accomplished and welcomed beginning of what promises to be a beguiling new franchise from Rowling.
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Great if you fear change but if youre looking for depth, fresh eyes, or diversity, this aint the film for you.
It is a breath of fresh air and brings out the imagination and fascination of children and adults alike.
Director David Yates constructs a thrill ride that can stand comparison with his towering adaptations of the later novels, and yet its Rowling that do ..
Veteran Potter director David Yates kicks off the first in a planned five instalment adventure in fine style with this first outing neatly panning out ..
To a modern audience, at least, Newts briefcase has the potential to be the greatest piece of carry on luggage ever designed.
Fantastic Beasts is a solid if unspectacular introduction to a new franchise.
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But the magic man isnt quite as spellbinding as Daniel Radcliffes wizard boy.
Its almost as if it were trying to tell us that Rowling has spread her imagination too thin this time.
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Its spectacular and promising, though at first exposure its characters (human and otherwise) are often as grating as charming, with Eddie Redmayne and ..
Visually, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is easily the most accomplished of the series and not merely because it has been five years since th ..
The fantastic beasts, it turns out, are mainly a distraction.Those beasts are indeed fantastic, though.
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Point being, it needed to work harder to win me over.Those of us without the pre existing condition of fandom will likely be left cold by the film, wh ..
And within the new universe lies enough quality entertainment to charm fans of all ages.
For Harry Potter fans, the return to this magical world could serve as a welcome relief but unfortunately, this new entry feels forced and ultimately ..
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Rowlings first screenplay and marks the first in a proposed five film series.If they are as thoroughly capt ..
A major 11th hour cameo is disappointing, but the overall content of the film is engaging for any Harry Potter fan.
What if we took a lion and gave it a blowfish mane.What if we took a dung beetle and made it, um, really, really big
Fantastic Beasts is an entertaining piece of cinema which will more than likely please die hard fans that have been waiting to return to the world of ..
This relocation gives us a fascinating glimpse of the wider mythology and history in Rowlings universe, but it ultimately fails to conjure up the magi ..
This part of the film needed Guillermo Del Toro.What I realized watching this was how much the Potter movies relied on the skill and charisma of Danie ..
Its solid entertainment, but pales in comparison to the Potter saga.
From the effects to the music to the performances to the battle scenes, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a worthy follow up to the Harry Pot ..
Overall this is an enjoyable opening to what promises to be another popular film series about a world that, while not quite ours, seems close to it.
Skirmishes break out and weird creatures trash much of Central Park and midtown but then, like magic, everything can be put back in its place.Which br ..
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He doesnt have Harry Potters universally satisfying character arc, but his Scamander is weirdly likable.
And though the sight of the creatures and bits of enchantment may carry you through till the end, ultimately the story is too thin to truly engage.
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Much of the films rapid fire entertainment value and slick filmmaking style do a lot towards covering up the weak narrative excuses, particularly by s ..
The previous Potter movies put great characters actors to fine use.Nothing doing here.
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Latest film in Harry Potter franchise is dazzling, high flying fun J.K. Rowlings ingenuity, now free of old Hogwarts, gets a real workout in Fantastic ..
The performances by the lead four are enjoyable and the characters are certainly endearing.
It lacks the coming of age resonance of the HP series, but this first chapter is good fun.
David Yates directs a movie that is entertaining but never garners all that much excitement, and its an emotional flatline for the bulk of the film.
The wizards of Potter inhabited a fully fleshed out society within our society and possessed a fully fleshed out history intertwining our own.
And at times, the filmmakers deploy magic more for the impressive visuals Fantastic Beasts has production values out the wazoo than any practical purp ..
The screenplay is as whimsically innocent as the first Harry Potter film.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really rather quaint, but there is a certain charm in that.
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By trying to be both a documentary and a biopic, the film fails to be either, and its central dual characters fall flat.
Beasts sinks along the way, just as the Potter films did, but its plot follows a more direct path and its effects and production and costumes are note ..
It also goes without saying that this is the first of a projected series that will be carrying on into the 2020s, so the finished product suffers from ..
Director David Yates is nothing if not comfortable in this world.
Fantastic Beasts will delight Harry Potter fans whove been pining for more big screen magic for six years.
Rowling gives us new characters and creatures to fall in love with, and Newt and company will keep you coming back for more.
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The film glows with romance, wonder and good natured humour The timing of this escape is particularly unfortunate.
On the surface, its easy to dismiss Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a cynical cash grab squeezed from a lucrative franchise.
Its a beautifully made, skillfully acted effort, with an astonishing lead performance by Casey Affleck.
Its suffice to say Fantastic Beasts has taken the Potter franchise and migrated itself into an adult series of its own initiative.
I cant wait to see what he gets up to in the sequel.Jacob and Queenie are utterly wonderful, and even Porpentina manages to grow into an enjoyable cha ..
This is all a lot of fun, with the colorful and imaginative creatures standing out against the beiges and grays of the city. The beasts all have a gre ..
If nothing else, the film will dazzle your eyes as it parades its incredible designs across the screen.
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But while certainly visually arresting, the story itself feels muddled and uneven, with awkward shifts in tone and wafer thin characterisation.
The combination doesnt quite work, and the film doesnt build enough stable ground.
And if this kind of fun and pace had continued for the whole movie, it would have been great.
Since this is a J.K. Rowling film, it doesnt end there of course, but stillI think one of the bestselling authors of all time should be above that, do ..
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This new franchise is supposed to be comprised of five movies. Consider Fantastic Beasts an awkward introduction. Perhaps when we get to know Newt bet ..
This is a solid, self contained piece of basic, honest blockbuster filmmaking, free of the wearying grandeur of its predecessors even if that means it ..
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The result is something like a leisurely walking tour through a museum.
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That should be manna for Potter maniacs, but even the staunchest agnostic will be able to enjoy the giddy escapism of Fantastic Beasts.
Like a lot of recent franchise installments, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them feels like its more concerned with setting up future business tha ..
For penning the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, however, Rowling deserves a Technicolor raspberry.A sorrowful disappointment in ju ..
JK Rowling describes her new hero for Fantastic Beasts movie JK Rowling talks about creating her hero Newt Scamander in her new movie Fantastic Beasts ..
Fantastic Beasts just made me wish I were watching Doctor Strange again.
In true franchise style, it welcomes newbies to this addictive world with wonderful imaginative constructs, developing story lines and intriguing char ..
Indeed, hardcore Potter nerds will enjoy the world building that goes into Fantastic Beasts.
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Exciting, imaginative and warm hearted, this is an enormously entertaining fantasy adventure with great characters, impressive effects work, and a bri ..
The Bad Its part one of a series: There is something not quite completed about Fantastic Beasts.
As the audience, we have developed no connection whatsoever with the characters that we are about to see, yet the film is trying evoke memories of a d ..
Although the main characters are adults rather than children, Fantastic Beasts is as close to the world of Harry Potter as it gets.
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If Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isnt technically an adaptation, it certainly feels like one.
Watching the beasts fly, flit, skip and scamper is as eye catching as it should be, while seeing an evening meal materialise by magic bewitches in jus ..
(The cavernous catchall provides some of the movies most impressive and imaginative visual moments.)
Potter regular David Yates directs, conjuring up a magical blend of action and humor supported by impressive fantasy sequences.
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In defence of Fantastic Beasts, the first film in the Potter franchise doesnt exactly make anyones favourite list.
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Briskly paced, the whimsical and thrilling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is bewitching.
Towards the end, the film gets a little too action packed, with the city of New York (once again) on the verge of destruction. But there are enough mo ..
This is after all a kids movie and even though Beasts takes us to some dark places, it doesnt neglect its inescapable comedy quotient.
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All in all, this one more than lives up to the hype.Welcome back, Potter fansits going to be a truly great adventure!
However, despite its wonder and engagement in worldly issues, the film is entertaining but mediocre and detached in its delivery.
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You can also simply delight in the spectacle of the fanciful beasts, and the great characters.
Fantastic Beasts feels like a missed opportunity for Rowling...While there are flashes of wonder and whimsy, there seems little in these characters th ..
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I get wanting any excuse to dive back into the Harry Potter universe, and maybe for the most profoundly devoted fan the familiar musical cues, creatur ..
Frankly, the real magic and charm is the developing relationship between Queenie, Jacob, Newt and Tina.Never has a foursome been better crafted.
As the credits rolled and the foreknowledge of a collective eight to ten more hours of this stuff hit me, all I felt was fatigue.
Still, the movie is delightful in its best moments, serving as a reminder like the best films of this year simply to be good to each other.
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The series looks back with the trappings of a film more tailored for adults in tone.
What takes away from the enjoyment factor of Fantastic Beasts is how goofy it is.
She and director David Yates, a longtime vet of the Harry Potter film series, charm us with the critters, but really hook us with the characters.
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