MOVIE REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Emma Coons

As the current #1 movie in America, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them obviously will not disappoint. In the film, a young man named Newt (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne) has just finished a worldwide journey to discover and document all of earth’s magical creatures. He is stopping for a quick jaunt to New York City to complete his archive and enjoy the world’s most popping city. While he’s there he causes much ruckus with a missing case and a No-Maj (or an American muggle), and craziness ensues.

The movie was beautiful and intriguing. It kept me engaged with gorgeous scenery and an interesting plot line. The magical animals were not only beautiful, but they were creative and unique with each animal having a different look, backstory, and sound. Eddie Redmayne, winner of the Academy Award’s Best Actor award, always impresses with his awkward yet charming self. The movie is most definitely worth a watch.