Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling + movie (no spoilers)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

Series: Standalone

Published November 19th 2016 by Little, Brown Book Group

Genres: Fantasy, YA

Pages: 294

Format: Hardback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

 

J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.
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.


From book cover:
J.K. Rowling invites you to explore a new era of the Wizarding World…

Explorer and Magizoologist Newt Scamander has just completed a round-the-globe trip in search of the most rare and unusual magical creatures. Arriving in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when Newt’s case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape into the city, it spells trouble for everyone…

[Cover and Book Design by MINALIMA]

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I’ve never read a screenplay before, but this was amazing!!

I didn’t expect to like it this much at all. It was an amazing experience and I really hope they release one for each movie!

The book was very simple to read and incredibly fast. It was a tidy bit mysterious, but not as much as I was expecting. It was considerably more simple than the Harry Potter ones.

The plot was mainly centered in finding Newt’s creatures all around New York in 1926, which had a lot of differences from the world as we knew it. I really enjoyed the differences they made from the countries. The school names, the names of the no-maj people, the laws back then, everything!

I loved to learn about more creatures in this amazing world (and see them*). They were so interesting, and I really want to see and know more about them!

The leading characters were adults for a change, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Newt was such a nice character! He was super interesting and yet a simple person. I also really loved Jacob and Queenie too. But especially Jacob, a muggle no-maj! How ingenuous and docile he was – it was so cute! With Tina, I kind of have a love-hate relationship. And of course, we have a new Dark Wizard, that I hope to see more of!

I absolutely LOVED the design of the book! It was, seriously, so beautiful. It was full of detail in each page, and in the beginning of some scenes it had *draws of the Creatures.

 

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I LOVED it! 

The movie was amazing! I still love the Harry Potter movies way more, but it was awesome! So different yet so nostalgic…

I loved the book, but it’s amazing to finally see it with such cool effects!

The world was amazing! It looked a bit more simple, but it was still amazing. It had so much detail and the magic – to see it happening totally in the no-maj world was also different and interesting.

I absolutely loved to see all the creatures, and Newt trying to get them back and protecting them. It was so awesome!

Newt was an amazing character! We could really see how he cared for his creatures. And although he wasn’t one for much human interaction, he was quite a nice person.

Jacob was the funniest, cutest character ever! He is just a common poor muggle no-maj, but he has such a big heart and we could see how mesmerized he was about everything. It was so sweet! I also loved Queenie as a character in the movie! She was such a cool character. So charmy, friendly and caring.

I am so happy that this won’t be an only movie! This is the first part of 5 parts – Prequel to Harry Potter.

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Have you read the screenplay?

If so, what did you like best – the book or the movie?

 

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