Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
From J.K. Rowling's wizarding world
$ 814 Million
Fantastic Beasts is two-plus hours of meandering eye candy that feels numbingly inconsequential.
But the actual period re-creation and production design of a Jazz Age Big Apple is quite the accomplishment.
Rowling's screenplay does an effective job of providing the expected scenes of lavish spectacle while at the same time balancing those flights of fanc ..
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Immersing yourself in JK Rowling's magical universe is always entertaining, but fans should know that this exploration of America's wizarding world is ..
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But the "Oh, and one more thing" desperation of Fantastic Beasts's return to the well leaves Yates and everyone else involved high and dry.
For Potter nerds, it might be enough simply to return to that wizarding world for a couple of escapist hours.
It looks like we'll be spending more time in the no maj world in this franchise than in the Potter films.
Her world-building skills sometimes clash with director Yates' need to move on to the next catastrophe, but those looking for a charming blockbuster ( ..
If nothing else, that's bound to ensure Potterheads will stay tuned to the franchise.
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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.
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With all its ties to Harry Potter arcana, "Fantastic Beasts" has clearly been designed for the most devoted of Rowling's fans, and though it may prove ..
This highly entertaining twist on jazz age America breathes fresh life into the Potter franchise ? and, with its themes of society divided and the per ..
Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.
It's a safe, crowd-pleasing and frequently enchanting experience.
Big, bold and teeming with imagination, it is so busy world-building that it occasionally forgets to have fun.
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Though Alfonso Cuaron's Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azakaban is popularly considered the best of the Potter film series, Yates' Germanic Harry Po ..
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.
Fantastic Beasts is an enjoyable stand-alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.
As promised, the title critters in "Fantastic Beasts" are whimsically entertaining and occasionally as entrancing as those animals both real and imagi ..
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.
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 ..
And while the spectacle is certainly there, and with it a hint of the grandeur of those earlier films, there's something empty at this movie's heart.
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 a ..
It's not your typical leather bag, but it looks just like a case carried by baker Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler, adorable).
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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 ..
It's thoroughly enjoyable and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Yes, the Harry Potter saga was rich with tragedy and black humor, but it was delivered seamlessly, whereas Fantastic Beasts compartmentalizes the cont ..
That may be good news to diehard Potter fans, but "Fantastic Beasts" doesn't quite leave you breathless for more.
But you'd have to be desperate for another Potter fix to think this is magical entertainment.It's thoroughly No-Maj.
And its CGI-heavy sequences are fairly delightful.
Cute, funny creatures and flapper elf chanteuses are not enough to overcome this meandering mess.
Yates even embraces genres of the age.Fantastic Beasts delves into silent comedy and screwball terrain that's refreshing as Newt's antics spiral out o ..
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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Ultimately, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a solid Harry Potter series movie but often prioritizes setup over memorable drama or spellbind ..
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But the movie promises fantastic beasts, and fantastic they are.
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Well, Rowling's audience is hard to alienate, but we'll just see about that.
It's a sometimes good-looking movie with a screenplay that never takes hold.It's all over the place, with no real sense of purpose other than setting ..
Like the Potterverse needed any more pop-culture appeal, right?
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That makes casting a lot easier.This is a movie geared towards adults.
It is also a thoroughly satisfying, wildly entertaining and highly enjoyable ride from the very beginning to the very end.
What about 'em?.Absent the thrill of learning something new and wonderful, Rowling's world is commonplace.
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Director David Yates' entertaining introduction of awkward hero and magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is a confident and surprisingly funn ..
Decent enough as the introductory chapter to what's hopefully something a bit more engaging, captivating and magical, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to F ..
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a film divided by its dueling aims?the fun escapade and the solemn allegory.
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It's a rare kind of magic that's a pleasure to watch.
Dan Fogler, who's spent years knocking around in bad comedies, walks away with the movie as a frumpy baker who gets pulled into the supernatural hubbu ..
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 ..
"Fantastic Beasts" feels very much like its own thing, worthy of its own attention and box-office.
It's 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 adul ..
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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, ..
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is at its most fun when there are actually fantastic beasts on the screen.I'm not even going to attempt to quo ..
Coming after a jarringly weak season of summer movies, it's an especially welcome year-end treat.
All spring to stunning CGI life laced with theme park thrills, exuberant wit and enchanting invention.
This is rousing filmmaking that combines astonishing special effects with plenty of humour and pathos.
The beasts live up to the film's title and bring so much fun to what otherwise would've been a dark and poorly paced movie.
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JK Rowling delivers a magical universe as chiaroscuro as ever, but with plenty of slapstick and surreal hilarity in Prohibition-era New York.
It is a nostalgic film about a nostalgic past, set in a world Harry Potter himself?
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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With franchise handler David Yates back calling the shots (he's been in the director's chair since 2007's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), ..
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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Therein lies both the enterprise's triumph and its pitfalls.
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, ..
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It's every bit as good as Potter and quite possibly even better.I absolutely loved it.
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.
Susan Granger's review of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (Warner Bros.).When Harry Potter studied at Hogwarts, one of his textbooks was "Fa ..
The rare movie that makes it look easy, like The Force Awakens, only serves as proof of how hard it actually is.
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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 ..
Fantastic Beasts is an ambitious mess worth a look.
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And even though the movie preaches tolerance, its ideas never quite jell.
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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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 ..
Fantastic Beasts is a spellbinding standout in its unintended timeliness.
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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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Solidly extending the Harry Potter franchise to a different era with new characters, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them starts slowly before find ..
But it's not just Muggles who will find the film's pacing lethargic, its plot needlessly overcomplicated and its soul missing.
Rowling's book ran a mere 128 pages, one-sixth the length of the longest Potter novel.This explains the movie's stretch marks.
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 ..
The flick deserves the fortunes it cannot fail to accumulate.
Fantastic Beasts is arguably a better franchise kick-off than Harry Potter's first installment.
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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 ..
Instead, Fantastic Beasts walks up to what could have been a memorably bittersweet ending before backing down for the sake of its sequel.HP's themes a ..
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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.
One is a Niffler, a sort of platypus with an attitude and Scrooge McDuck's love of shiny things, and you can bet your kid will be hollering for a stuf ..
Here's kind of a strange thing: There's a lot going on in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.This is not a simple movie.
But although it's 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 ..
Yates gives us the old CGI razzle dazzle to cover the screenplay's inherent issues as an origins story, and Rowling's comparably scant attention to fa ..
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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 ..
Special effects can elicit excitement through explosions, but Fantastic Beasts is at its best when it elicits wonder through exploration.
This film has it all: a cracking story, a morality tale and moments of ripe comedy.
Between them and the menagerie, the movie sets a tone of antic thrills and spills.
To its considerable credit, Fantastic Beasts is not the Potter retread it could easily?and very profitably?have been.
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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But Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a prequel to the Harry Potter universe.
NOW this really is a magical feat ? a Harry Potter spin-off that is a worthy successor to the original and an absolute joy.
Well here we go - it's been a long 5 years, but the Potter Universe is back with a BANG!
Make no mistake, Fantastic Beasts is everything we could have hoped for ? gripping, exciting and just gorgeous to look at.
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.
"Fantastic Beasts" may not convert any muggles or non-majes, but fans of Harry Potter who have come to appreciate Rowling's fertile imagination should ..
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The four main characters are all perfectly cast, but Redmayne's mix of sheepish and mischievous is a delight to watch.
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If there never was a Harry Potter sequel, it would still be a satisfying film on its own.
But that's just half the story, which takes its sweet time getting to the meat of the drama.
The effects called for in Rowling's script puts many of the CGI tricks into director David Yates' hands, being a spinoff of the Potter series.
Harry Potter devotees will be delighted, as Rowling's familiar creative DNA is reassuringly front and centre, but her otherworldly delight sometimes s ..
J.K. Rowling, it seems, can't quite let go of the "Harry Potter" universe."Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the new movie scripted by Rowling ..
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 story's basically a standard blockbuster narrative.
Fantastic Beasts is less concerned with fantastic beasts than with launching potential future plots, introducing seemingly peripheral characters, and ..
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Doesn't quite enchant like the best Potter movies but there are enough thrills and genuine chills to satisfy.
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While the wizarding world of the United States may be magical, that enchantment feels lost ? and it's not even the Great Depression yet.Even the speak ..
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 ..
It's a success - thrilling, stunning, warm and witty.
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.
It's boring, and ? except for Fogler and Sudol ? utterly lacking in joy and warmth.
But it's certainly the best blockbuster I've seen in some time and great fun.
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The actors do their best to cut through Yates' and Rowling's clutter, occasionally dovetailing with some truly wondrous visuals that are ultimately wo ..
As pre-Christmas escapism Fantastic Beasts is a first rate romp.
The performances are very good and it is a full cinematic experience though probably not suitable for very young children.
The fractured screenplay will leave many scratching their heads.
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Impressive visuals aren't enough to distract from the messy storytelling.
But as a world-building exercise, 'Fantastic Beasts' often succeeds.
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But if you're going to sustain a franchise for five. freaking. movies, then you need a big, epic story.
And it lets you enjoy the company of four enjoyable leads.
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In some of the previous movies, the sequences of potential awe were lost in a visual deluge.
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A succession of excessive, unavoidable and absurd destructions are there for idle spectacle and nothing more.
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Set against all these thunderous themes are the antics of a bunch of uninspired imaginary animals ? sorry, fantastic beasts ? and an astonishingly win ..
On the surface, it's easy to dismiss "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" as a cynical cash-grab squeezed from a lucrative franchise.
It's one more reason why "Fantastic Beasts" seems less an extension of Harry Potter's universe than a Hollywood attempt to lay the foundation for anot ..
I'll 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 ..
It has its flaws, but it's a fun, fully-realised film that can stand firmly on its own.
The film will absolutely delight Rowling's ardent fans.
Fantastic Beasts feels like a complete film, rather than a franchise-starter.
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.
Fantastic Beasts suffers from the ailment that most blockbusters suffer from: too much spectacle and not enough truth.
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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?
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 fil ..
But aided by director David Yates (into his fifth film in the Potter franchise) and cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, Rowling creates an incredibly ..
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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On the evidence of David Yates's movie, she should be more protective of her intellectual property and resist vanity commissions.Fantastic Beasts is a ..
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So those beasts had better be pretty bloody fantastic.
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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 ..
And every time the customary fireworks between good and evil threaten to look routine, the good acting consistently lifts the film.
Fantastic Beasts is forlorn and captivating, a rare blending of cheery, witty entertainment with a troubled worldview.
You will leave the cinema wishing all Internet trolls could be silenced with such entertaining finality.
The first instalment of a five-part saga, what follows is an undeniably big and entertaining fantasy adventure film.
Whatever it is I'm in for the ride.Just let me pack my suitcase.
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But the story is thin, and its characters short on the charm that distinguished the Potter series.
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 ..
Their flirtatious, low-key charm has a spark and warmth that no amount of CGI can replicate, and it's the closest thing to magic in the whole movie.
It wouldn't take a magic spell to tweak this story and make it truly fantastic.
It's well-shot, acted with charm, fun and a little dark.
'Fantastic Beasts' effectively expands the J.K. Rowling universe What a wonderful wizard world.
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And at times, the filmmakers deploy magic more for the impressive visuals ? "Fantastic Beasts" has production values out the wazoo ? than any practica ..
I found the film entertaining, and occasionally a nice reminder of the past.
In other words, it's a standard blockbuster movie, trying to grab adults and children at the same time, and not entirely serving either audience.But t ..
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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Happily, the greatest thing about Fantastic Beasts is in fact the beasts.
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 ..
It's spectacular and promising, though at first exposure its characters (human and otherwise) are often as grating as charming, with Eddie Redmayne an ..
Fantastic Beasts is a solid if unspectacular introduction to a new franchise.
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It reminds me of Star Wars: The Force Awakens- great characters, thrilling moments, but yikes on the actual story.
It is a breath of fresh air and brings out the imagination and fascination of children and adults alike.
Now, Harry Potter is not a terrible brand to extend; spinning off Rowling's universe will provide more rewards than another Transformers movie.
But the magic man isn't quite as spellbinding as Daniel Radcliffe's wizard boy.
Coupling gorgeous production design with some smart ideas about animal behavior, the beasts are unique, funny, and provide some of the most memorable ..
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 ..
The fantastic beasts, it turns out, are mainly a distraction.Those beasts are indeed fantastic, though.
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JK Rowling describes her new hero for 'Fantastic Beasts' movie JK Rowling talks about creating her hero Newt Scamander in her new movie "Fantastic Bea ..
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To a modern audience, at least, Newt's briefcase has the potential to be the greatest piece of carry-on luggage ever designed.
Rowling delivered a note-perfect coming of age story.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Rowling's first screenplay and marks the first in a proposed five-film series.If they are as thoroughly cap ..
A major 11th-hour cameo is disappointing, but the overall content of the film is engaging for any Harry Potter fan.
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 ..
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 ..
Synopsis: The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.
For fans of the original Harry Potter books, it should be rather thrilling to explore this new narrative.
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And within the new universe lies enough quality entertainment to charm fans of all ages.
I love the Harry Potter universe and I wish I could recommend this film with greater enthusiasm.
This relocation gives us a fascinating glimpse of the wider mythology and history in Rowling's universe, but it ultimately fails to conjure up the mag ..
Fantastic Beasts does manage to impress with its visuals.
He doesn't have Harry Potter's universally satisfying character arc, but his Scamander is weirdly likable.
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 ..
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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The screenplay is as whimsically innocent as the first Harry Potter film.
It's solid entertainment, but pales in comparison to the Potter saga.
It's almost as if it were trying to tell us that Rowling has spread her imagination too thin this time.
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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.
Almost everything about Fantastic Beasts has been done well.
The beasts are fun, the magic exciting and the story engaging.
The wizards of Potter inhabited a fully fleshed-out society within our society and possessed a fully fleshed-out history intertwining our own.
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 previous "Potter" movies put great characters actors to fine use.Nothing doing here.
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And if this kind of fun and pace had continued for the whole movie, it would have been great.
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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Latest film in 'Harry Potter' franchise is dazzling, high-flying fun J.K. Rowling's ingenuity, now free of old Hogwarts, gets a real workout in Fantas ..
Director David Yates constructs a thrill ride that can stand comparison with his towering adaptations of the later novels, and yet it's Rowling that d ..
The performances by the lead four are enjoyable and the characters are certainly endearing.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is really rather quaint, but there is a certain charm in that.
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It lacks the coming-of-age resonance of the "HP" series, but this first chapter is good fun.
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 ..
Director David Yates is nothing if not comfortable in this world.
It's suffice to say Fantastic Beasts has taken the Potter franchise and migrated itself into an adult series of its own initiative.
J.K. Rowling says that this is neither a prequel to nor sequel to the Harry Potter series, and she wrote the original textbook for charity in 2001 and ..
Fantastic Beasts will delight Harry Potter fans who've been pining for more big-screen magic for six years.
I can't 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 ch ..
Since this is a J.K. Rowling film, it doesn't end there of course, but still?I think one of the bestselling authors of all time should be above that, ..
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The film glows with romance, wonder and good-natured humour The timing of this escape is particularly unfortunate.
If nothing else, the film will dazzle your eyes as it parades its incredible designs across the screen.
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This is after all a kid's movie and even though Beasts takes us to some dark places, it doesn't neglect its inescapable comedy quotient.
The combination doesn't quite work, and the film doesn't build enough stable ground.
It's a beautifully made, skillfully acted effort, with an astonishing lead performance by Casey Affleck.
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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A visit to a Roaring Twenties version of the Mos Eisley Cantina delivers, too briefly, on the promise of a Harry Potter universe story starring adults ..
But while certainly visually arresting, the story itself feels muddled and uneven, with awkward shifts in tone and wafer-thin characterisation.
This new franchise is supposed to be comprised of five movies.
Much of the film's rapid-fire entertainment value and slick filmmaking style do a lot towards covering up the weak narrative excuses, particularly by ..
Indeed, hardcore Potter nerds will enjoy the world-building that goes into "Fantastic Beasts."
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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 ..
That should be manna for Potter maniacs, but even the staunchest agnostic will be able to enjoy the giddy escapism of "Fantastic Beasts."
But it is where you can find a high grade of enjoyable fantasy.
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Like a lot of recent franchise installments, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them feels like it's more concerned with setting up future business th ..
In true franchise style, it welcomes newbies to this addictive world with wonderful imaginative constructs, developing story lines and intriguing char ..
Fantastic Beasts just made me wish I were watching Doctor Strange again.
The result is something like a leisurely walking tour through a museum.
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You can also simply delight in the spectacle of the fanciful beasts, and the great characters.
For penning the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, however, Rowling deserves a Technicolor raspberry.A sorrowful disappointment in ju ..
Exciting, imaginative and warm-hearted, this is an enormously entertaining fantasy adventure with great characters, impressive effects work, and a bri ..
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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However, despite its wonder and engagement in worldly issues, the film is entertaining but mediocre and detached in its delivery.
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Briskly-paced, the whimsical and thrilling "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is bewitching.
The editing is fine, but screenplay is patchy.The visual effects are stunning.
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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 movie's most impressive and imaginative visual moments.)
If Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn't technically an adaptation, it certainly feels like one.
Instead, maybe we should just consider it a very good little movie with a solid independent spirit and a lot of heart.
The Bad It's part one of a series: There is something not-quite completed about Fantastic Beasts.
In defence of Fantastic Beasts, the first film in the Potter franchise doesn't exactly make anyone's 'favourite' list.
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The bigger issue for Fantastic Beasts ends up being its tone.
Potter regular David Yates directs, conjuring up a magical blend of action and humor supported by impressive fantasy sequences.
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But Fantastic Beasts sucked me in right away for two reasons.
All in all, this one more than lives up to the hype.Welcome back, Potter fans?it's going to be a truly great adventure!
But slender hero Newt Scamander is no Harry Potter.
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Frankly, the real magic and charm is the developing relationship between Queenie, Jacob, Newt and Tina.Never has a foursome been better crafted.
The series looks back with the trappings of a film more tailored for adults in tone.
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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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.
What takes away from the enjoyment factor of Fantastic Beasts is how goofy it is.
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