There are those people that are going to want to go out and watch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” because they are Harry Potter fanatics, and then there are others that are going to go out and see it because they are huge fans of fantasy, and there are those that are going to out and see this because they enjoy a good movie. I fall into the last camp, and just a little into the first camp.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a deep dive back into the world of Harry Potter, and by deep dive, I mean that it is jumping back in the past and showing a history of the wizarding world from the US, and not Britain (but as I understand it Britain and the rest of Europe is not out of the question here). You could say that we are looking through a pensieve sitting in Dumblebore’s Office (see what I did there?).
Is this a prequel series in the world of Harry Potter going to live up to the standards expectations of all of the Potter fanatics, or is this series going to be more like a squib and not have the same magic as its relative? I’ll let you have a watch and decide on your own if you want to spend your hard earned dollars or save it for when it hits the video rental or your favorite VOD service.