Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
The Original Screenplay By J.K Rowling
Hardcover 304 pages
Published November 18th 2016 by Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.
Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.
And to my review:
Can I just start by saying that I am obsessed with the fact that we got two books from the wizarding world in one year when we haven't gotten a book since 2007 I missed it and the feeling of love and thrill of a new Rowling book. (Fun Fact: Fantasitc Beasts and Cursed Child are my first Harry Potter books in hard cover. I just prefere paperback..... But I couldn't wait) Okay that out of the way. I am so happy with this. It still is weird to read it as a screen play or skript. It took me a bit to get back into the swing of a screen play as I don't do it often but I loved ow clear the writing was. It shows how much movie magic this book has left open. I haven't seen the movie yet, not because I wanted to read the book first, I just haven't had a chance/ money to see it yet.
Newt is such an odd ball charecter ( I love the fact, and totally can see the relation to Luna) I loved how kind he was to his creatures and loving he was I think Eddie Redmayne is a PERFECT casting for Newt, I don't normally like to look up who has been casted as charecters as I read a book, but since it was screenplay I didn't mind looking it up. I could easily picture Redmayne as Newt, Collin as Graves and Fowler as Kowalski. Another just physical book thing the designs inside the book were absolutly goregous, and really accompined the book and gave those of us who have't seen the movie yet and idea of what the creatures looked like.
So this series is set in America where Newt (who is british) has traveled to NYC to begin his journey across the US with his creatures in a trunk. After a run in with a muggle, or our new term No- Mag Newt's and Kowalski's cases goet switched and several of Newt's creatures escaped into NYC and begin to cause some chaos. At the same time, the magical world is tipping closer and closer becoming exposed. Sooo they think that Newt is the reason for it and try to take him in. But don't believe him of course when he tries to explain that it isn't him. When they took his case I was so scared. He said none of his creatures were dangers but some seemed kinda tempermental to me. I have to agree with his earlier statement Humans are much more dangerous. The human race as a whole is pretty stupid.
So I don't want to give to much more away, I am sure many of you have also already seen the movie, but the time this post goes up. So what did you think? Did you read the screenplay then see the movie? Vice versa? What did you think?
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