FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Rating: M 133' fantasy themes and violence
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller
Director: David Yates (II)
Writer: J.K. Rowling
In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America for a meeting with an important official. At this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt.
The situation threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations, which is already in a dangerous place, due to the threatening presence of the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organization dedicated to the eradication of wizard-kind. Newt battles to correct the mistake, and the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples.
"With this heavy lifting done, there's every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time." - Helen O'Hara, EMPIRE Magazine
"The magic here is a little more grown-up, given the wizards are not children, but still playful and inventive. The animals are wondrous, whimsical, occasionally terrifying, and the film offers a strongly felt sentiment about caring for all creatures, great and small." - Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald