Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Directed by David Yates
I am still riding off the high of how much I loved this movie after seeing it last night.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set in 1920s New York, at a time when No-Maj’s (the American version of ‘muggle’) are on a technological boom and the wizarding community has created strict laws against the intermingling of both species.
Newt Scamander (Redmayne) arrives in New York City with a briefcase full of wondrous beasts, but one persistent niffler keeps trying to escape. A niffler is a creature which can’t resist shiny objects. It likes to collect and hoard them by somehow hiding these items in its body. While Newt is distracted by a Second Salemer’s protest outside of a bank, his niffler gets loose and creates havoc.