‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ (2016) – Film Review

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Film Review coronawithawolf Bowtruckle RedmayneAt a time when the magic of machines and motorcars were ensnaring the public’s imagination, the 1920’s were an age in which ones’ wildest dreams could come to life. If there were anywhere you could perhaps discover fantastic dragons and levitating teacups, it would be at this time, within the dark underbelly of New York City. This is the world at the heart of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – at once wonderfully recognisable, yet darkly mysterious. Within the grey-scale city apartment blocks and underground speak-easy bars, the clandestine worlds of the wizard and No-Maj (non-magical) meet. It is a backdrop of discord and underlying prejudice that proves perfect for exploring the threats to fantastical creatures of all kinds.

When idealistic beast anthropologist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), bumbles off the boat from England and into the wilds of New York, we too are led to stumble into a…

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