But when Newt arrives in New York with a briefcase full of magical creatures and one of the creatures gets loose, it sets off a chain of events more devastating than he ever could've imagined.
I enjoyed Fantastic Beasts, and it was certainly better than The Cursed Child. Like with The Cursed Child, however, there did seem to be a little too much "new" magical content. A majority of Newt's creatures had yet to be introduced in Harry Potter, but had there been a hippogriff or phoenix sighting, I feel like it might've made the story more relevant to the original series.
The historical relevance to Harry Potter was very well done, though! We hear whisperings of Dumbledore, get to meet Grindelwald in person, and experience a little taste of the US's wizarding culture (for the record, the UK is now even cooler in yet another aspect).
The acting was well done, but the plot was a bit predictable, and Fantastic Beasts would probably be most enjoyed by someone who has already been introduced to Rowling's world.
But Fantastic Beasts was a great movie. Though it's not something I'd particularly long to see again, it was rather delightful, and well worth the watch. ☺
(One -- okay, no, two -- last things: 1. Newt Scamander and I are in the same Hogwarts house! 2. Queenie's awesome. There. I'm done. 😁 )
You may want to know: There may be a stray swear word or two, and there is a majority of magical content, as well as fantasy violence; slight, minor implications; and some frightening scenes.
Are you going to see Fantastic Beasts, this weekend?