Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J.K. Rowling continues to expand her Harry Potter universe through the eyes of Newt Scamander, magizoologist and writer of the book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” It is the 1920s and magical America is in a state of emergency, struggling to deal with strange occurences in the city and also straining under increasing persecution from the No-Majs (that’s American slang for “Muggles”), and also from the threat of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who’s apparently running loose in magical Europe. Into this New York comes Newt Scamander and his case of magical creatures – illegal under magical American law that prohibits beast ownership. Mishaps occur (of course), and some of Newt’s creatures escape, which does not in the least contribute to the peace of mind of the Magical Congress of the USA (MACUSA).

Rating: ★★½

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