New York City, 1926. Young wizard Newt Scamander has just returned from a whirlwind journey around the world, and jet lag is the least of his problems: Thanks to a misplaced case and a Muggle named Jacob, a bunch of the Fantastic Beasts he's collected on his journeys are loose on the streets of one of America's biggest and busiest cities. Some of them are quite dangerous! Now it's a race to track down and re-capture these magical critters before the damage is done and the Wizarding World is exposed to all.
I love the Harry Potter world. The books, the movies...everything. Yet, I couldn't help but think of last summer's Pokemon Go obsession as I watched the film adaption of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I mean, people running around the streets, trying to find and capture strange-looking creatures. Kind of similar...don't you think?
Still, an enjoyable film. And a fun collection to the Potter Universe. --AJB