The Preview Review : “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them”


Just when you thought your childhood was over after the magical Harry Potter franchise, Warner Bros is bringing Rowling’s extended Potter verse right to you with Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and where to find them. And it’s just got a whole lot interesting! The teaser trailer is out now and Redmayne looks like a perfect casting choice thanks to his natural boyish personage and the characteristic twinkle in the eye especially in the scene where a customs officer asks him to hand over his suitcase as he slyly activates a masquerading ‘Muggle Worthy’ charm to hide it’s “real contents”.

Fantastic Beasts is based in the early 20th century America when the wizard world is in tumultuous times as seems to be evident from the shot of a newspaper which shows wizard hunts, similar to the infamous witch hunts, being conducted throughout the world. The very presence of a passionate young upcoming wizard makes the story of Scamander close to that of the rise of Harry.

The entire production faithfully keeps the charm of the much missed Potter World alive even though the events take much before the birth of any of the Potters that we know of. This is a time when Dumbledore is just a professor at Hogwarts and Voldemort is yet to be born. As the narrative spells out-“What makes you Dumbledore’s favorite student?”, you sit up and listen, thanks to the violent history that all his favorite students share. Add Colin Farrell’s icy stare as he says – “No human can do what he is capable of…” and you have got a high-octane Wizard man-hunt underway!

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them releases sometime in November and we cannot be more excited. Potterverse is set to become even bigger than it already is.

As D-dore would say – “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Check out the trailer here:


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