Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everybody wants their own to play with (and make billions from), and so the J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World now exists as well. Its first extension since the Harry Potter series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, and Colin Farrell, can they recapture the magic of Harry Potter?
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
So was it magical? Yes.
Were the special effects on point? Yes.
Was it ultimately a disappointment because it could have been so much better? Yes.
This movie dragged along at points for no good reason, and the ending left me wanting more...
IT WAS AN OKAY MOVIE.
QBF Rating: 3.0/5