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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 2016
  • PG-13
  • 124min
  • 73%
  • 7.3 / 10

Newt Scamander has gathered all kind of magical creatures around the world. Studying and documenting them. In his visit to New York, his suitcase which carries many magical creatures set loose. He sets forth to secure the escaped beasts as well as ensure the secrecy of the presence of magic, wizards, and witches in America.

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The famous magizoologist, a magical wizard that studies magical beasts, Newt Scamander, is played by Eddie Redmayne. The film isn't the actor's first foray into the Harry Potter cinematic universe. While he was still studying for university in Trinity College, Cambridge, he auditioned for the role of Lord Voldemort for the second Potter film, Chamber of Secrets. Though he wasn't considered, coming into play Newt Scamander was an immediately open door for Eddie. The filmmakers saw him as the 'first and only choice'. Apart from his fame in the Fantastic Beasts film, Redmayne holds critical praise for his other performances such as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is another film off the Harry Potter franchise. David Yates directs the film, having been at the helm of the previous final four movies in the Harry Potter series. The film, though sharing the same universe, is a standalone, based from a guidebook that J.K. Rowling wrote back in 2001, of the same name. Fantastic Beasts is the first in the film series, with its sequel Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, released on November 16, 2018. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them saw a worldwide release on November 10, 2016, collecting earnings of $814 million, being the eighth highest-grossing film of that year. It also earned five BAFTA nominations and two Academy Awards and won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. The film has an ensemble cast which includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell.