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April 23, 2018
It had a great cast just lacked the magic you felt watching the Harry Potter movie The plot seemed rushed and thrown in there. This is a Rent for me
April 23, 2018
[Ger Review]
Ein magischer Film. Der Film hat es geschafft mich von Minute eins an zu verzaubern. Als Fan der Harry Potter Filme war der Einstieg mit den Zeitungsberichten ein schöner Start in eine neue Geschichte dieser Welt. Die Figuren wachsen einen sehr schnell ans Herz. Dies liegt unter anderem auch daran, dass die Schauspieler ihre Rollen großartig spielen. Vor allem Eddie Redmayne und Dan Fogler gefallen mir sehr. Die Geschichte ist meiner Meinung nach nicht gerade die orginellste, aber nach und nach die verschiedenen Tierwesen zu entdecken hat mir sehr sehr sehr viel Freude bereitet. Technischen gesehen war der Film gut gemacht, aber teils wurde mir zu viel CGI verwendet. Der Film hätte vielleicht auch noch um 10 Minuten gekürzt werden können, aber er ist definitiv sehenswert. 8/10
April 22, 2018
This movie at 1st did not interst me but after seeing it I LOVED IT!! I am so exicted about the 2nd now with Jude Law as Dumbldore and Jonny Deph as Ginderwalt
April 18, 2018
An amazing movie; Most would expect it to be a retelling of Harry Potter, but the plotline, characters, and overall design are completely unique.
April 5, 2018
I held off watching this for a long time, but after finally seeing it, I have to say it was a fun but compelling movie.
April 3, 2018
This is incredibly fun, has an excellent story, a phenomenal cast, wonderful visuals, and an enchanting score.
½ March 29, 2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a good prequel to the mainstream series, and has a lot of great, well-crafted action and humor fans of the novels and mainstream movies will enjoy, even if it does have some dragged on and unfunny sequences.
½ March 29, 2018
Good Writing: 1.5 Stars
You would think a man who travels around with beasts in his suitcase would be a lot better at keeping them. Different plots can be confusing. Whats the point of having a story if wizards can fix everything with a magic wand with no consequences.

Great Production: 2 Stars
A magical period piece set design take you to a different time with some pretty special effects.
March 29, 2018
Absolutely wonderful movie. Cant say enough positive things about this movie. I was excited to see it. Actually more like I was super hyped to watch it, which usually ends in a bit of disappointment because movies hardly ever live up to the hype. Not the case with this movie. I was completely blown away. It exceeded my expectations.
March 25, 2018
Boring and not really suitable for a family movie afternoon. Far too long in total and on the way long-winded. Just the beaasts are nicely done. No story really.
March 24, 2018
One of the best movies ever in my oppinion
½ March 18, 2018
Reviewed 1.29.18. It fails to cast its own spell, hence the occasional tie-ins remind you what you're really craving (we miss you Harry!). Set against the incandescent world from whence it came, the setting feels uninspired. And most of the new characters stumble out of the gate, due to a lack of compelling emotional attachment. Newt Scamandar (Eddie Redmayne) is no orphaned and tortured Mr. Potter. Thankfully, Dan Fogler delivers a star-making performance as 'No-Maj' (Non-Magical, a.k.a. America's 'muggle') Jacob Kowalski. A wannabe baker that can't catch a break until something fantastic enters his life, and not just beasts. Alison Sudol lights up the screen as his love interest, Queenie Goldstein. Unfortunately the fresh-faced cast is weighed down by established stars like Colin Farrell, and seems they are repeating the mistake, with Johnny Depp scheduled to gobble up air in the planned sequel. Thankfully for the younger set, the CGI creatures are the true draw. One can only hope that its most attractive assets will be free to shine in future installments. Much like a collection of young wizard heroes from yesteryear.
March 17, 2018
Brilliant way to still make films set in the Wizarding World. Spot-on acting by almost all the actors, especially Dan Fogler. Also, love the way the story isn't a clone of the Harry Potter films. It stands on it's own as a very magical film.
March 16, 2018
Do mundo mágico de Harry Potter o diretor David Yates apresenta-nos Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 70 anos antes da história que conhecemos. A antecipação era sentida um pouco por todo o lado, mas será que correspondeu às expetativas? Sem dúvida que sim.

A narrativa desenvolve-se na cidade de Nova Iorque, em 1926, e conta a história de Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), um escritor e feiticeiro com um carinho especial por animais e criaturas mágicas, que rapidamente entra em apuros após algumas das suas criaturas fugirem da sua mala, correndo o risco de expor o mundo da magia à população que não pode saber da sua existência, os no-maj (não mágicos).

Aliada a uma equipa de produção capaz de dar vida às suas ideias, a escritora J. K. Rowling volta a mostrar uma tremenda capacidade imaginativa e dá um novo plano de fundo à saga que promete muitas e boas surpresas. Com uma história ruiquíssima e uma panóplia de personagens que por vezes o filme luta em solidificar, Fantastic Beasts estabelece-se como um filme que irá agradar a miúdos e graúdos, e promete conquistar uma nova geração de fãs que irão experienciar pela primeira vez este universo.

Para um filme de aventura e fantasia, este sucede em ambos os géneros, valendo-se da sua personagem Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), um no-maj, enquanto elemento cómico e expositivo para a audiência. Destaco também no meio de um elenco talentoso a performance de Colin Farrell, que interpreta Percival Graves, cuja presença era suficiente para me prender a atenção ao ecrã, assim como Eddie Redmayne que vestiu a personagem em pleno.

A natureza espacial e temporal do filme são também do meu especial agrado, conseguindo reproduzir o visual, crenças e costumes da época de forma credível. Também credíveis são os efeitos especiais e a sua interação com as personagens. As criaturas são imaginativas e têm características únicas, despertando um pouco da curiosidade animal do ser humano.

O filme comete o pecado de não ter uma banda sonora memorável e de perder alguma estabilidade ao nível da edição em certas cenas de ação, onde perde a noção do espaço. Também luta no desenvolvimento dos subenredos, que não são posteriormente bem explorados, retirando alguma coesão ao filme.

Com uma mistura de descoberta, diversão e obscuridade Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them demarca-se não só como o primeiro de cinco filmes planeados para esta nova etapa, como também um filme com mérito próprio, não dependendo dos nostálgicos filmes de Harry Potter (2001 - 2011) para enfeitiçar o seu público.

½ March 16, 2018
surprisingly great. eddie did a marvelous job. great dialogue and good plot. awaiting the next one eagerly
March 14, 2018
A very pleasant surprise!
March 5, 2018
An interesting story but feels a bit choppy. A little more time spent on character development and development of the "new world" would have been helpful. Redmayne's character feels a bit too odd, but the movie is entertaining and the future of the franchise looks good.
March 5, 2018
Even if you haven't seen Harry Potter, you'll like this movie.
March 2, 2018
This is all very spectacular, using computer generated images to accompany the magical storyline, which is fascinating for the mind, and no doubt guilty for sending many children into fantasyland overdrive. Only problem is, I have no idea what's going on. Is this a prequel to Harry Potter, a sub-plot, or something completely independent. All these use of spells and wonderful character names make one need subtitles to understand the wizardry dialogue, which rather detracts from the enjoyment.
February 19, 2018
Overall a good movie but I couldn't get into the characters until the last few scenes.
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