What a magnificent way to return to J.K.Rowlings fantastical Wizarding World.
Set in an age way before even Harry Potter himself was brought into existence, wizard explorer, Newt Scamander, finds himself on a whirlwind tour of New York City as he attempts to recapture the magical beasts that have escaped from his briefcase. Along with the help of a Magical Congress (the American version of the Ministry of Magic) employee and a nomaj (Americas version of a muggle) Newt manages to capture and return the magical beasts before they wreak too much havoc on New York City.
Mr. Scamanders beasts are not the only beings causing uproar throughout the Wizarding community however, as it is soon discovered that more sinister forces are at work.
With a franchise as big as the Harry Potter one, it is unsurprising that many fans are likely to feel a little nervous heading into the cinema for a revival of the world they have so longed for. However, there is no need for any qualms in regard to this, as much of the original production team from the Harry Potter films are responsible for what will be the inevitable success of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
With director David Yates heading up the team and David Hayman and J.K. Rowling producing, the overall outcome is quite frankly nothing but magical.
Though many of the old faces remain, this cast of course is very new indeed. But, again, with Eddie Redmayne taking on the lead role as Newt, it’s safe to say that even the casting crew did a spectacular job.
What makes this film so welcoming to Potter fans is its familiarly which can be seen throughout, from the soundtrack to the spells and special effects, the audience is constantly being reminded that this is just the same Wizarding World as always, just a little older.