‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ book+movie review (spoiler free!)

Hey Teacups and Literature readers! If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the release of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ movie. Well I’ve seen it on Tuesday (in premiere omg, I won tickets) and I’ll tell you what I thought about it. Not only the movie but I’ll also do the book review as I’ve read that aswell. Let’s start with the book review. Enjoy!!

 

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→Series; Harry Potter Series
→Genre; Fantasy
→Pages; 128
→Age; 10+
→Rate; ☆☆☆☆

img_0056Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains the history of Magizoology and describes 85 magical species found around the world. Scamander says that he collected most of the information found in the book through observations made over years of travel and across five continents. The book features doodles and comments added by Ron Weasley. The comments would appear to have been written around the time of the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These doodles add some extra information for fans of the series.
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

I read Fantastic Beasts a while ago. I got the Hogwarts Library box and it was the first one I read out of the three in there. It was a very quick read because it only has 128 pages. It’s lovely to read something more about the mythical creatures in the wizarding world. I’ve always wanted to hear more of their backstories and now I had the chance to actually read a whole encyclopedia-ish book to get to know them better. I loved that Ron wrote little notes in the book because it refers to the main Harry Potter series and the tingly feeling of that little throwback is amazing. Anyway, if you have the time to read it you really should, it’s a nice little book and I love it.

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Now for the movie! I got to see the movie on the 15th of November, which means it was in premiere. I won tickets on the Snapchat of the Belgian premiere and so I went with my friends and dad. We had a very great time and also got a few goodies because it was an event. I got two pins that say ‘I want to be a wizard’ (one’s from my dad) and three posters (my dad took 2 extra lmao).

The movie itself was sooo beautifully made. Not only the special effects and script was amazing but also the casting was just wonderful. I can’t picture myself a better Newt Scamander than Eddie Redmayne. Newt was also sooo cute and funny in the movie. I swear I am in love with him and he needs to be protected at all costs omg. Even though the beginning was a bit confusing, I quickly got really into the movie. I laughed out loud at some times and at the end I even cried because the movie was done and I wouldn’t see it soon again. I miss Eddie already, so now I’m just watching interviews, what am I.

I hope you liked these two reviews! I’ve never done a book+movie review before so it’s kinda new for me. Leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts on the book and if you’ve seen it already, the movie too? And maybe if you liked this post?

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