Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Details

TitleFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 18th, 2016
PublisherArthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-139781338109061
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    January 1, 1970
    Saw the movie, LOVED IT, came home and immediately read this in one sitting! I was in Fantastic Beasts binge mode and it was like seeing the movie again! The story is brilliant and there's so much great detail in the screenplay. Plus the actual physical edition of this book is absolutely GORGEOUS.I do suggest seeing the movie first (it's so fun and visually stunning--GO SEE IT) and the screenplay doesn't add much new stuff (a few little details and confirmations you might not pick up watching th Saw the movie, LOVED IT, came home and immediately read this in one sitting! I was in Fantastic Beasts binge mode and it was like seeing the movie again! The story is brilliant and there's so much great detail in the screenplay. Plus the actual physical edition of this book is absolutely GORGEOUS.I do suggest seeing the movie first (it's so fun and visually stunning--GO SEE IT) and the screenplay doesn't add much new stuff (a few little details and confirmations you might not pick up watching the movie) BUT STILL, this is definitely a wonderful addition to my collection of wizarding world things!
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  • Mohammed Arabey
    January 1, 1970
    A New Wizarding World saga precedes Harry Potter'sFantastic New WorldFantastic Characters;Beasts-Nerd Hufflepuff MagizoologistAmazing resourceful SistersWith a funny Muggle No-Maj character& Power hungry menAnd a Suitcase,Full of Beasts..FANTASTIC BEASTSSet Loose in 1920s New YorkFIND THEM ALLIn a thrilling Fantastic Cinematic experience, chilling Soundtrack mixing Hedwig theme with Saw’s Hello Zepp, comes this Fantastic StoryWritten by the Queen of Magic, expanding the Huge World she create A New Wizarding World saga precedes Harry Potter'sFantastic New WorldFantastic Characters;Beasts-Nerd Hufflepuff MagizoologistAmazing resourceful SistersWith a funny Muggle No-Maj character& Power hungry menAnd a Suitcase,Full of Beasts..FANTASTIC BEASTSSet Loose in 1920s New YorkFIND THEM ALLIn a thrilling Fantastic Cinematic experience, chilling Soundtrack mixing Hedwig theme with Saw’s Hello Zepp, comes this Fantastic StoryWritten by the Queen of Magic, expanding the Huge World she created, that's hidden among us.Wizarding World.And it's Fantastic Beasts.. and Where to Find Them.“they’re currently in alien terrain, surrounded by millions of the most vicious creatures on the planet.Humans.” ~~~~~~~~~~~The Story & Setting The Story “the Plot of the Movie” is a bit simple, even more than Harry Potter's first book.I was expecting some Prisoner of Azkaban mystery and multi-layers twists.. but here is way simpler plot.. Rich World, yes..but not strong plot.Don't get me wrong, I LOVED IT, It's more mature, adult characters now in the leading role, huger world.. and it's still rich enough and entertaining.But the more I think of it, it felt like mostly grabbed its richness of the World we already know, and the history of it which we already get a glimpse before.Yet, it is here more detailed and it's still amazingly "Fantastically" entertaining and magical in itself.Stretching the Wizarding World History both in location and Time.. New York, the 1920s, after the Great War, in the fast changing city, with its new inventions, the prohibited gigglewaters, speakeasy raids..And where even the Magical Laws of secrecy in its worst, not even allowing to befriend the No-Maj .. and the No-Maj suspicious and hater of Wizarding World at its peak.All Because of one Notorious Dark Wizard who terrorizing the both worlds..and has as much followers around the world who just helping his cause..Grindelwald. But since he's mostly -may be- not a major here, let's focus on Newt Scamander and the rest of.. The Characters He's this young Magizoologist, the Fantastic Beasts Nerd, comes from England to New York for a certain Beasts-Related mission... in New York where they have no tolerance for Magical "Fantastic" Beasts allowed, they even can kill them to rid of them once and for all..I just adore how he's so "dorky" in a way, his love for his beasts really remarkable. NEWTI’ve just completed a year in the field. I’m writing a book about magical creatures.TINALike—an extermination guide?NEWTNo. A guide to help people understand why we should be protecting these creatures instead of killing them.” But his insignificant misfortune encounter with a very funny, average poor Muggle No-Maj sets a Huge trouble.Did I tell you that Wizarding world in America doesn't at all collaborations with No-Maj? But come on, you can't easily have enough of this very fun man. and so glad that the story involve a Muggle in a big role this time.And there's this misfortune Auror, Tina who tries to investigate his mysterious Case of Beasts.But find herself and her extraordinary beautiful charming mind reader sister Queenie getting involved into this huge mess. Finding the Fantastic Beasts..Okay, she's my best character here... I love her so much, and The whole movie I been wondering -will they stay together till the end of series? specially Queenie and Jacob "the no-maj" - which heavily reminded me with Strike and Robin relation in a way. I mean, it's like He is her Fantastic Beast in a way, and so She is his Fantastic Beast too.All that while in the background, the hatred between some Witch hunters ..Those who hate the others just because they're different....those who beside that felt oppressed, hated and looked at lowly..And, on the other side.. Wizards who make stern laws...and those who save the law by looking for dark powers....Dark powers that rising in a dangerous deathly political game effects both our World and the Wizarding World.It's diversity of characters, with depth analysis of evil nature, prejudices, oppression and locking oneself in a closet while forcing others do as well.. And, my God can't say more.. the characters are awesome, more than awesome. Rowling really mastering that.~~~~~~~~~~~~The Book It's not the first time to read a Screenplay, yet it's the first time to read it in this elegant book format..Clear, with fine arts sometimes, perfect spacing..And the notes between the lines, how Rowling's Novel's Writing Magic on describing the characters... “ Blonde Queenie, the most beautiful girl ever to don witches' robes, is standing in a silk slip, supervising the mending of a dress on a dressmaker's dummy. Jacob is thunderstruck. ” and even the little extra describing of the story.. “ A beat as Queenie drinks the whole story out of Newt's head. She looks both intrigued and saddened. Newt continues to work, trying hard to pretend Queenie isn't reading his mind. ” I know it's not like reading a novel... it's just a different experience.And of course because we all want every story of the Wizarding World in the forum of a book.Yet I felt bit disappointed that I needed to read the Deleted Scenes including in the script.. but the book only hold the original film script.And , amazingly helpful, If you wish to know the technique of writing a Screenplay, this book is really a gem... it includes the glossary of terms used in writing one...So yeah, go Watch the movie, and Read the Screenplay as well.~~~~~~~~~~~~The Verdict The Screenplay is Fantastic, magically written, even if I see the story simple this first round, -I'm sure that'd change later- yet reading it now... just wow, marvelous.Rich World, Rich Characters, good -not huge or great- Conflict, and Fantastically paced for me.The thing here is that, unlike Harry Potter movies. Where its original stories suffer injustice simplification in the process of foreign screenwriters. This time the story fit and complete. this time it's totally J.K.Rowling, the best who can write about this magical world..And the same those who made the Potter series Magical Cinematic experience visually, they're here too to make this series Fantastic Cinematic too.Thanks A Million for Amazon.co.uk for sending the book in Priority Shipping,though I didn't pay for that. Thank you.And remember, it's the first part of the 5 parts Prequel to the Saga of the Boy Who Lived.We Still have Huger for this Story of the Wizarding World...Mohammed ArabeyPre-Ordered 27 April 2016Pre-Reviewed 4 May 2016Movie Review 17 Nov. 2016
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  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    “Will we die, just a little?”I finally read this! I mean, I've seen it twice (so far) and the script is exactly the same as the film (minus the actors, effects, pictures, etc.), but I 100% enjoyed the experience. It is just amazing to dive into this old/new world, too feel all those feelings again, to fall in love with its characters, to be able to see and know more. Especially after the disappointment of the Cursed Child (where the script sucked, but the play was mindblowing).About the film:I c “Will we die, just a little?”I finally read this! I mean, I've seen it twice (so far) and the script is exactly the same as the film (minus the actors, effects, pictures, etc.), but I 100% enjoyed the experience. It is just amazing to dive into this old/new world, too feel all those feelings again, to fall in love with its characters, to be able to see and know more. Especially after the disappointment of the Cursed Child (where the script sucked, but the play was mindblowing).About the film:I can not wait to see the other 4 films. I really hope to see Queenie again, she is my new Hermione Granger and Alison Sudol does the most amazing job portraying her.Tina is cute and throughout the film I liked her more and more, but I wasn't overly satisfyed with Katherine Waterston's acting.Johnny Depp. Well. I have concerns here. We didn't see much of him of course, but I'm scared that he'll make Grindelwald look ridiculous. I'm not a fan of him as an actor anyway. I think he is too much of a personality, too much Johnny Depp, to just see him as the character he is playing.The beasts are everything. I can't even say who I loved most. Though I think it was the Niffler. Or maybe Dougal? Or Pickett? Well...----------Another Update:I just saw it again and by Merlin's Beard I'm so in love with JKR. Queen of fantasy.(Also the guy at the ticket booth gave me around 10 free sticker books, so I couldn't be happier!)----------Update:THE MOVIE WAS ALL I WANTED (and Queenie is my hero)----------One more day.One more night.The case finally opens.Find more of my books on Instagram
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    4/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Newt Scamander : "My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” ― J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenplayThis is not actually a "book" so I can't really write a review about it but I'll say a few words. This is a beautifully crafted book with amazing illustrations and a fantastic cover. As a graphic designer student, I always appreciate beautiful artwork throughout books. And I also appreciated the credit that was given to the a 4/5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ “Newt Scamander : "My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” ― J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenplayThis is not actually a "book" so I can't really write a review about it but I'll say a few words. This is a beautifully crafted book with amazing illustrations and a fantastic cover. As a graphic designer student, I always appreciate beautiful artwork throughout books. And I also appreciated the credit that was given to the artists in the back of the book. Even the fonts were mentioned... they might come in handy... hm...Apart from the looks, this is a screenplay. It's exactly what the movie is. I'm a Harry Potter fanatic, fangirl, geek, nerd, I breath it, it's me, YES I AM HARRY POTTER and I always try to CONSUME anything concerning it. So, naturally, I have watched the FBAWTFT movie many times. Naturally. Along with the lines and descriptions of the book I could picture the scenes in my head perfectly. Not because I have watched the movie many times, oh no, because the book was good at describing them, obviously. Obviously.I also adored how we got to see some more hidden thoughts from the characters (THE SHIPS GUYS THE SHIPS) and some more details from the movie. Furthermore, it contained some deleted scenes I didn't expect to see. Nice touch there.In conclusion, this was a little book, I started it 3 hours ago and I just finished and it was a great HP break. I'm considering watching the movie again after this... maybe... hm... And again, till the next one K BYE!
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    January 1, 1970
    After the travesty known as Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, I really needed this adventure.So here are some reasons why it succeeded where The Cursed Child failed:1. It’s actually funThe Cursed Child is all so very serious. Granted, Harry’s life has some pretty dark moments, though it always foregrounded by this idea of friendship and love. The Cursed child just felt depressing. This carries with it all the whimsical humour of the earlier Harry Potter books before things became dark and se After the travesty known as Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, I really needed this adventure.So here are some reasons why it succeeded where The Cursed Child failed:1. It’s actually funThe Cursed Child is all so very serious. Granted, Harry’s life has some pretty dark moments, though it always foregrounded by this idea of friendship and love. The Cursed child just felt depressing. This carries with it all the whimsical humour of the earlier Harry Potter books before things became dark and serious. The plot relayed all the clumsiness members of the wizarding world seem to possess. It made me laugh. 2. A great new character Newt Scamander feels like he belongs in this world. He has all the characteristics of the Hufflepuff house, such as dedication and loyalty which are shown in his devotion to his animals. This seems like an obvious things to say, but when considering the fact that half the characters in The Cursed Child felt out of place, it becomes a necessity. He’s also played by one of my favourite actors in the movie; he seems like a perfect cast for the role. 3. Lack of dependency This could exist on its own. It's a new story in the normal world. If you’re one of those strange people who have not yet read or watched the Harry Potter series, you’d still easily enjoy this. It does draw on some aspects of the already established universe, but not so much that they define the plot. This felt independent and new. Returning readers will also enjoy the references, but at the same time still be able to enjoy its separateness. So this was rather good even in this form. It would have been nice to see it novelised but I suppose the movie is the real thing in question, this is just a fortunate by-product.
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  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this so much <3 And the book itself was one big work of art! Any word on if the next movie scripts will be released as a book as well?The hardcover is a bit on the expensive side, but Book Depository has it going for 50% off right now in some countries!
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  • Alejandro
    January 1, 1970
    Magical Experience! This is the screenplay of the film of the same title, don’t confuse with the previously published reference book sharing the same title, and also by J.K. Rowling. A NEW(T) HERO IN THE WIZARDING WORLD If I am dreaming, please don’t wake me! Two new books by J.K. Rowling (this one and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) plus three digital short stories, expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the same year! Oh, yeah! Wicked! I couldn’t ask for something better!The Wiza Magical Experience! This is the screenplay of the film of the same title, don’t confuse with the previously published reference book sharing the same title, and also by J.K. Rowling. A NEW(T) HERO IN THE WIZARDING WORLD If I am dreaming, please don’t wake me! Two new books by J.K. Rowling (this one and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) plus three digital short stories, expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the same year! Oh, yeah! Wicked! I couldn’t ask for something better!The Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling comes to the Americas finally, using New York City as the scenario of the adventure at hand,……and I guess that it was something to be happen, sooner or later, but reading in the web about the intentions of using Paris as the next location in this new prequel series, it seems that Harry Potter Magical Universe isn’t only coming to USA, but it will reach eventually the whole world!But, meanwhile, let me tell you about the adventure of this book……set in 1926, about 70 years before the beginning of the events of the original Harry Potter literary saga.Harry Potter was the central character of the previous book series,……but now the new central character is Newt Scamander , a young adult British Magizoologist (a wizard with a specialization handling magical creatures), who has been traveling around the whole world, saving magical beasts and keeping them with him, thanks to a magical suitcase (who it's bigger on the inside… British pop culture pun intended!), that it could use better locks……since soon enough, some of Newt’s magical animals escape into the big city of New York and mayhem will happen……but there is a secret darkness already in New York, an evil force looking for a powerful being to weaponize it against the whole wizarding community! MUGGLE V. NO-MAJ: DAWN OF NON-MAGIC PEOPLE In this magical adventure, Newt Scamander will find some allies, a couple of witch sisters and……a muggle!!! Sorry, a No-Maj (well, at least that’s how the American wizards call to the non-magical people there).I think that it’s wonderful to have a Muggle (sorry, habits die hard) as one of the main characters since in the original Harry Potter series, all the main characters were wizards (in the worse case, Squibs (people without magic but still born from wizards)) and the non-magical people were basically tertiary characters with hardly any relevance or dialogues, but here you have……Jacob Kowalski, potential baker! Oh, yeah!About the witch sisters, the Goldstein sisters, Porpentina aka “Tina”, demoted Auror in MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), and Queenie, who is a Legilimens (a witch able to read minds).This unlikely quartet is the best chance for New York against dark menaces from different angles, colliding at the same time, in the city that never sleeps……but a deathly power is awakens……and nobody will be safe, wizards and mug…mmh…no-majs alike!The Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling just got larger!And we are only just beginning!
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  • Huda Yahya
    January 1, 1970
    قل عنه سيناريو بسيطقل أنه استغلال تجاري للفيلمقل عنه ما شئتعن نفسي، استمتعت تماما بهذا العمل الأظرف من الظرفوبالكتاب بطباعته المختلفة والمميزةوبقلم رولينج التي لا تنفك عن اختراع شخصيات تتملكك وتدخل قلبك دون استئذانشكرا لله على اختراع شخصية نيوت سكاماندروعلى وجود إيدي ريدماين في الحياة ليجسدهابكل ظرفه وسحره الصبياني وكل هذا الشغف الذي مس أرواحناوعلى قدرتنا كبشر على الاستمتاع بفانتازيا السحر وأعاجييبه في هذا العصر المادي العملي العقلاني المملمهما كتبت لن أتمكن من وصف مقدار استمتاعي بالفيلم فعلاوفر قل عنه سيناريو بسيطقل أنه استغلال تجاري للفيلمقل عنه ما شئتعن نفسي، استمتعت تماما بهذا العمل الأظرف من الظرفوبالكتاب بطباعته المختلفة والمميزةوبقلم رولينج التي لا تنفك عن اختراع شخصيات تتملكك وتدخل قلبك دون استئذانشكرا لله على اختراع شخصية نيوت سكاماندروعلى وجود إيدي ريدماين في الحياة ليجسدهابكل ظرفه وسحره الصبياني وكل هذا الشغف الذي مس أرواحناوعلى قدرتنا كبشر على الاستمتاع بفانتازيا السحر وأعاجييبه في هذا العصر المادي العملي العقلاني المملمهما كتبت لن أتمكن من وصف مقدار استمتاعي بالفيلم فعلاوفرحتي لما وجدت هذا الكتاب بالصدفةبكل مخلوقاته الضخمة المهيبةوالضئيلة الظريفةوشخصياته الطيبة وعالمه الخرافي الساحر*****عندما كنا نقرأ في سلسلة هاري بوتر عن ماضي دمبلدور وعالمه السحري القديمكنا نتحرق شوقا لمعرفة المزيدلمشاهدة المبارزة الأشهر بين دمبلدور وجرينوالدلمعرفة المزيد عن ماضي الساحر الأعظم ذي الشعر الفضي والنظارات الهلاليةوتحققت بالفيلم الأمنيةفي الفيلم القادم سنشهد هذا بالفعلسنشاهد هذا العالم عن كثببتفاصيله وخباياه التي لا نعرف عنها شيئا حتى الآنوالمكافأة الإضافية أننا سنشهد هذا في حضرة ألطف مخلوق صنعته رولينجنيوت سكاماندر غريب الأطوار الذي يحمل وحوشه في حقيبتهويالها من حقيبةوكويني قارءة الأفكار الألطف في التاريخوالطاهية الأبرع التي قد تنافس مولي ويزلي حتى :Dوطبعا جاكوب كولاسكيالخباز الماهر والصديق الطيبوأحد أظرف الشخصيات التي ظهرت على شاشة السينما في رأييملخص شعوري بالفيلم والكتاب هو الامتنان فعلاهناك أشياء في هذا العالم تستحق أن نحيا للاستمتاع بهاوهذا العمل واحد منها----------الكتاب متوفر في الأزبكية بسعر لا يتعدى 30 ج.ملمن يحب اقتنائه...
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    The magic is still there <3My video review is now up!: https://youtu.be/m-keJpzfFxE
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    Newt is obviously meant to be my husband and I'm kind of obsessed with him and everything about this movie/screenplay.
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    January 1, 1970
    I slept on it. I didn't want to write my review right away because I wanted to see if my feelings would calm down. And they did. A little. Otherwise I still feel a longing for more, some kind of happy sadness (yes, I've gone completely insane).About 15 minutes after finishing the screenplay, still struggling to control myself, I went to my husband and told him that I really need a physical copy. And not only do I need it, but I want it. And it has to be in English because I don't want any alteri I slept on it. I didn't want to write my review right away because I wanted to see if my feelings would calm down. And they did. A little. Otherwise I still feel a longing for more, some kind of happy sadness (yes, I've gone completely insane).About 15 minutes after finishing the screenplay, still struggling to control myself, I went to my husband and told him that I really need a physical copy. And not only do I need it, but I want it. And it has to be in English because I don't want any altering to it.I strongly recommend that you see the movie first. If by some chance you don't like it (what's wrong with you?), you're not going to like this either. Reading the screenplay feels like rewatching the film in slow motion (because of my reading speed). Also, the cinematic version has exquisite effects that will definitely improve on your imagination. The beast are both adorable and majestic.I saw some reviews of people disappointed that this was not a Harry Potter movie. And to that I am speechless. There is no HP in the title and the plot is set way before he was born. So I don't see a connection. What I do see is an amazing movie (with a wonderful screenplay) that stands on its own. Take away all you know about HP and this is still a great movie.My absolute favorite character is Jacob, the No-Maj (or Muggle, if you prefer). He's the comic relief, but he's more than a silly character. He's got courage and compassion, and I'm proud that our kind got him depicting us. Jacob brought tears to my eyes, and I love him dearly.So, to sum up, go see the movie and get the screenplay. They are both worth it.***********************************************✔ Read Newt Scamander's book.✔ See amazing movie.✔ Read movie screenplay.
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  • P
    January 1, 1970
    "Because I like you. Because you’re my friend and I’ll never forget how you helped me, Jacob." First of all, I really loved the design of this book, especially when you just finished those chapters and saw the pictures of each fantastic beast. I couldn't stop myself from rubbing the cover all the time when I held this book in my hands, it was gorgeous and shining as if I was staring at a piece of art, not a book. Tell me—has anyone ever believed you when you told them not to worry? This is defi "Because I like you. Because you’re my friend and I’ll never forget how you helped me, Jacob." First of all, I really loved the design of this book, especially when you just finished those chapters and saw the pictures of each fantastic beast. I couldn't stop myself from rubbing the cover all the time when I held this book in my hands, it was gorgeous and shining as if I was staring at a piece of art, not a book. Tell me—has anyone ever believed you when you told them not to worry? This is definitely a Rowling's work; it's funny, charming and full of magic. I got goosebumps since I heard Hedwig's theme and the logo of this movie filled the screen. The first page of this book was very spectacular, too.Let's move to the story. The book started off with the great potential, which gave me the great vibes of old New York. Newt comes to the city for his secret reason, but he lets his magical creatures escape from his case, that's where things get messy. Although everything in Fantastic Beasts didn't cause me to have Harry Potter nostalgia, it still captivated me with the world building and magic system that I was familiar with, such as spells and the differrence between Witches and No-Maj. The political system in this book is intense and mature either. MACUSA in an organisation working as the Minister of Magic in UK and No-Majs stand for Mauggles. I was interested by this side of magic in America.However, Newt is not my favorite character. I'm fond of Credence. His character has a thing to distract me from the hero since I first met him. Credence has been punished for all his deeds without reasons and unfortunately, no one loves him and cares for him, that makes him a stoical child. Ezra slayed this role completely, I was astounded by his countenance and the way he gawks at other people, it was so creepy and amazing at the same time. You know.The story is quite slow until the second half. Honesly, I focused on the costumes and soundtrack instead of the story. I think the reason that this happened because the movie couldn't balance two important things, which is the story and the CG, without leaving another thing out. My momma, your momma,flying on a switch,My momma, your momma,witches never cry,My momma, your momma,witches gonna die! I wasn't excited about those magical creatures, too. I felt kind of so-so for the most part of this movie, maybe it was my false that I expected too much. I mean I liked it but wasn't impressed. This should have been better if Rowling or the producer kept their style as in the Harry Potter series. Those twists. Those plots. Those endings. The narration is kinda straightforward and has nothing to surpirse me, not like HP. I got annoyed so many times by Tina. I didn't like her at all. Her character is boring and not different than annoying heroines from other movies.All in all, both the book and movie are still worth waiting and reading. If you are a big fan of Harry Potter, you can't miss this, no matter what.4 stars for the movie and 3 stars for the bookMore at https://goo.gl/47yHFk
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  • Darth J
    January 1, 1970
    I don't care that this is just a script, as with The Cursed Child , because I need to know more about this expansive universe.We know so little of the American school, Ilvermorny.But, like others, I hope we are given an in depth view of it as much as Hogwarts. So far, all we really have to go on are the ~leaked~ house animals:
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  • Mansuriah Hassan
    January 1, 1970
    I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter. Even though Harry is not in this story but that doesn't matter because the magic is still beautiful. There are great new characters, story, and of course the fantastic beasts themselves! This is a beautifully published hardback on very nice matte paper with wonderful whimsical line drawings throughout the book. The blue and gold embossed dust jacket is a work of art in itself. For anyone who loves books, this book is a keeper.This is a screenplay so don't assume I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter. Even though Harry is not in this story but that doesn't matter because the magic is still beautiful. There are great new characters, story, and of course the fantastic beasts themselves! This is a beautifully published hardback on very nice matte paper with wonderful whimsical line drawings throughout the book. The blue and gold embossed dust jacket is a work of art in itself. For anyone who loves books, this book is a keeper.This is a screenplay so don't assume it's a regular novel like the original seven Harry Potter books. I did not read this until after I had seen the movie, so I had the visuals playing in my head as I read, down to Newt's awkwardness and Jacob's wonder. Even without seeing the movie first, this screenplay gives you enough story to be able to appreciate the dangers of this new Wizarding World.J.K. Rowling is a wizard at writing. The story line flows so smoothly and you can picture everything easily in your mind. For those that don't know a lot about stage direction, there is a dictionary of the terms they use in the back, but honestly you'll catch on super quick. Everything is very well detailed and the story will have you turning the page for more and more. I also love how it accurately portrays Hufflepuffs. I finished the book in one sitting and enjoyed the ending so much that I wanted to pick it up again and read from start to finish. All the characters were fresh and adorable. All the beasts were indeed fantastic. I am impatiently looking forward to learning more about Dumbledore and Grindelwald's past (and about a little secret revealed in this book) in the next movie. Not one bit disappointed. A definite must read if you love the Harry Potter series ❤“Will we die, just a little?”
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  • Dannii Elle
    January 1, 1970
    Read all of my thoughts and my full-length review hereMagical. In every sense of the word.
  • ambsreads
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the screenplay for the movie. I couldn't find a single difference from the movie I watched yesterday. It was such a detailed script which invited you to follow the storyline closely. The characters are JK Rowling fantastic and so is the storyline. I don't have much else to say, about the characters or the plot, I'm just so in love with this 1926 spin-off of the Harry Potter world. A definite must read if you love the Harry Potter series.
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  • Bil
    January 1, 1970
    A fantastic addition to the Harry Potter universe. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay welcomes you to a new era of magic.Set in the 1920s at the heart of the wizarding community of New York, J. K. Rowling crafted a refreshing tale with a more mature set of characters yet a lighthearted narrative.Having watched the film first, I can say that it had an amazing cast. In my opinion, the characters were the strongest element of the script. All of them were beautifully written. Fro A fantastic addition to the Harry Potter universe. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay welcomes you to a new era of magic.Set in the 1920s at the heart of the wizarding community of New York, J. K. Rowling crafted a refreshing tale with a more mature set of characters yet a lighthearted narrative.Having watched the film first, I can say that it had an amazing cast. In my opinion, the characters were the strongest element of the script. All of them were beautifully written. From our new hero, Newt Scamander, to the lovely sisters, Tina and Queenie Goldstein, and of course to our charming Muggle-er-No-Maj, Jacob Kowalski; everyone was a pleasure to know.The Queen of Magic never fails to create a world rich in detail. An action-packed plot with the most imaginative creatures, Fantastic Beasts is a story that needs to be told.
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  • Josu Grilli
    January 1, 1970
    Curioso, curioso...La primera incursión de Rowling en el mundo del guion es cuanto menos satisfactoria. Los detalles aquí plasmados respecto a los plasmados en la película no varían tanto como cabía esperar, pero como fan de Rowling se aprecian otras cosas que quizá es cierto que en el filme no son tan obvias.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay es un libro que creo que debe ser el primero de muchos, es decir, que espero que continúen publicando los guiones del resto Curioso, curioso...La primera incursión de Rowling en el mundo del guion es cuanto menos satisfactoria. Los detalles aquí plasmados respecto a los plasmados en la película no varían tanto como cabía esperar, pero como fan de Rowling se aprecian otras cosas que quizá es cierto que en el filme no son tan obvias.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay es un libro que creo que debe ser el primero de muchos, es decir, que espero que continúen publicando los guiones del resto de películas. Aportan otra visión y es más que interesantes ver sobre lo que se ha trabajado.Como estudiante de comunicación audiovisual me ha parecido un guion sencillo, sin complicaciones más allá de algunas escenas concretas, y los diálogos son perfectos. Rowling no ha necesitado años de trabajo para esto y aunque es su primer trabajo, es brillante tal y como está.Lo recomiendo para la gente que esté interesada de verdad en leer la historia ene este formato. Tanto si eres fan como si no, el hecho de que una superproducción deje 'libre' su guion me parece increíble y una oportunidad única, así que lanzaos a por ella.
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  • emma
    January 1, 1970
    Can you IMAGINE being so mind-numbingly in demand that you're offered money to publish a screenplay you were already paid to write, the screenplay for a movie off which you will still profit, a movie which is inspired by a book you already wrote, a book which is actually just a textbook you mentioned in a series that you already completed, a series that has sold hundreds of millions of copies and spawned its own billion-dollar world of movies?There is straight up no reason for JK Rowling to not Can you IMAGINE being so mind-numbingly in demand that you're offered money to publish a screenplay you were already paid to write, the screenplay for a movie off which you will still profit, a movie which is inspired by a book you already wrote, a book which is actually just a textbook you mentioned in a series that you already completed, a series that has sold hundreds of millions of copies and spawned its own billion-dollar world of movies?There is straight up no reason for JK Rowling to not be the richest person in this world. Clearly she doesn't have standards preventing her from publishing anything that will make her money - this book is out in the world, after all.It's not even a book, for god's sake.
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  • Eleanne
    January 1, 1970
    FIRST OF ALL! CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW CAN I TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND MARRY NEWT SCAMANDER??? He's so dreamy and cute! *sighs* And he has the most wonderful creatures! I MELT... I spent 50% of the movie declaring my love for Newt; 15% swooning over his fantastic beasts; 15% saying this movie was perfection; 15% praising J.K Rowling -I love her so much!!!- and the last 15% was all me fangirling over Queenie. She's my hero. That was 110%. oops. Sorry! By the end of the movie, I was Pickett, the Bowt FIRST OF ALL! CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW CAN I TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND MARRY NEWT SCAMANDER??? He's so dreamy and cute! *sighs* And he has the most wonderful creatures! I MELT... I spent 50% of the movie declaring my love for Newt; 15% swooning over his fantastic beasts; 15% saying this movie was perfection; 15% praising J.K Rowling -I love her so much!!!- and the last 15% was all me fangirling over Queenie. She's my hero. That was 110%. oops. Sorry! By the end of the movie, I was Pickett, the Bowtruckle. I really didn't want to leave... Conclusion: I wanna watch it again and again and again. ❤ Even better, I might end up reading it and reading it over and over again.
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  • AMEERA
    January 1, 1970
    i loved it and i need the next book now
  • ☙ percy ❧
    January 1, 1970
    *thinks about Credence Barebone for 4.3 milliseconds* shout out to J.K. Rowling for murdering me ever since the age of six, i really appreciate it, plz never stop.
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    January 1, 1970
    Please don't hurt my creatures—they are not dangerous. —Newt ScamanderI practiced the Book Before Movie Policy in my approach to this beautiful screenplay. Why? Because there's just something about the feeling of seeing words come to life before your very eyes. I plan to watch the movie as soon as it's legally released online.I'm so happy that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was tons better than Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is probably because this screenplay was solely writte Please don't hurt my creatures—they are not dangerous. —Newt ScamanderI practiced the Book Before Movie Policy in my approach to this beautiful screenplay. Why? Because there's just something about the feeling of seeing words come to life before your very eyes. I plan to watch the movie as soon as it's legally released online.I'm so happy that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was tons better than Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is probably because this screenplay was solely written by Lady Rowling. (No offense to Jack Thorne and Co.)I had never really cared about the magical creatures in Harry Potter, so I'm glad to say that reading this screenplay made me have a paradigm shift. Although I haven't seen them on screen, I already have my favorite fantastic beasts: the Niffler, the Swooping Evil, and the Thunderbird. I probably liked the Thunderbird the most because I was sorted (via Pottermore) into its own Ilvermorny House. I'm definitely coming from a Pokemon fan's POV when I say that I would love to own a Thunderbird in real life. Hmm...it would logically be weak against rock or ice-type beasts. LOL. In contrast to Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts didn't have any infuriating characters. I particularly found Newt to be very charming because of his careless, shrewd, and affectionate demeanor. As for Tina, I was quite annoyed with her at the beginning, but she eventually gained my respect. Er, I don't want to talk about Jacob and Queenie because just thinking about their relationship makes me sad. Rest assured, I did like them a lot. Plot-wise, Fantastic Beasts was highly refreshing and entertaining. It actually contained two/three plot twists, which made me very happy. The ending was bittersweet, but I loved it nonetheless. It's a good thing I have four more screenplays to look forward to. I admit that the franchise somehow reeks of capitalism. However, I really don't care because the Wizarding World never gets old!Overall, I am very delighted to have read this screenplay. I have nothing but positive things to say about it. Trust me. I ain't biased. I'm just a satisfied Potterhead. ;)
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book!!! It was amazing and it was the perfect way to get another taste of the wizarding world. I don’t even know where to start. This book is based in the 1920s which is many many years before the time of Harry Potter. It was also based in America! Both these things gave us an insight into how everything was many years before and in a different country. The entire storyline was perfect and I wish that it was a proper book with more detail. I watched the movie before the b I absolutely loved this book!!! It was amazing and it was the perfect way to get another taste of the wizarding world. I don’t even know where to start. This book is based in the 1920s which is many many years before the time of Harry Potter. It was also based in America! Both these things gave us an insight into how everything was many years before and in a different country. The entire storyline was perfect and I wish that it was a proper book with more detail. I watched the movie before the book and to be honest I recommend you do that. They are exactly the same but reading a script makes it very hard to visualize everything but because I watched the movie first I could picture everything so vividly. It felt like I was watching the movie all over again. I don’t particularly like reading scripts mainly because of what I said before but this script was quite descriptive. Originally I wasn’t going to watch the movie first but it kind of just happened and I don’t regret it. This book incredible but I know deep in my heart I will always love Harry Potter much more because let’s be honest here, nothing can beat Harry Potter. This book/movie is still so good and reading the script makes me want to go and watch the movie again!! I totally recommend everyone to read it even if they aren't a fan of HP.
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  • Aliix
    January 1, 1970
    Por una parte amé la edición que saco salamandra, tapa dura, cada página con detalles que van desde ilustraciones hasta la tipografía.Lo que no me gusta,y aclaro es una queja por detalles que he visto en librerias mexicanas es el incremento brutal de precio que últimamente tienen los libros no sólo de Salamandra, lo he notado en varias, sin embargo Salamandra se está saltando la barda con lo absurdo de subir de $20 hasta casi $100 a las ediciones de Harry Potter, y si parece más una critica soci Por una parte amé la edición que saco salamandra, tapa dura, cada página con detalles que van desde ilustraciones hasta la tipografía.Lo que no me gusta,y aclaro es una queja por detalles que he visto en librerias mexicanas es el incremento brutal de precio que últimamente tienen los libros no sólo de Salamandra, lo he notado en varias, sin embargo Salamandra se está saltando la barda con lo absurdo de subir de $20 hasta casi $100 a las ediciones de Harry Potter, y si parece más una critica social, entiendo que tienen que ganar ellos, sin embargo al inflar de un día a otro los libros lo único que van a lograr es que los lectores por mucho amor que le tengamos a los libros físicos, nos privemos de estos placeres y nos inclinemos por lo digital...En otro momento hablaré de esto, es algo que esta haciendo hervir cada fibra de mi ser y en algún momento explotará xDJ.K.Rowling sé que tienes que hacer negocio, lo agradezco y a la vez lo odioEs recomendable que hayan visto la pelicula para que entiendan mejor el libro, ya que al ser guión muchos detalles se dan por hecho que los conoces.Sin másCambio & fuera
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    DNF
  • Maggie
    January 1, 1970
    Just like the film, only better in some parts.
  • Taylor Knight
    January 1, 1970
    Even though I was super excited about the Fantastic Beasts movie, I also was a bit hesitant. It's not a secret that I loathed The Cursed Child and I had lost a bit of faith in the wizarding world.However, Fantastic Beasts (both the movie and screenplay) reminded me of why I love J.K. Rowling's wizarding world so much. I was very excited to see the wizarding community in America and to see the differences between the two cultures. I loved being able to see the wizarding community in a way that we Even though I was super excited about the Fantastic Beasts movie, I also was a bit hesitant. It's not a secret that I loathed The Cursed Child and I had lost a bit of faith in the wizarding world.However, Fantastic Beasts (both the movie and screenplay) reminded me of why I love J.K. Rowling's wizarding world so much. I was very excited to see the wizarding community in America and to see the differences between the two cultures. I loved being able to see the wizarding community in a way that we never got to see in the original 7 books. Harry never really got to experience the wizarding world in the 7 books and neither did the readers. I feel like we really got the chance to see the wizarding world in a new light in Fantastic Beasts. The characters are so bomb. I loved how driven Tina is and how she didn't let Newt sidetrack her from what she thought was the right thing to do. I really loved how her and Queenie worked together and had such a great relationship. They're very different people but they really appreciate each other. Newt is beyond words. He's such a wonderful character (total cinnamon roll, y'all). He loves his creatures so much and will do anything for them, which I loved and related to as well. Don't even get me started on Credence Barebone. His story was so heart breaking and I've never wanted to hug a fictional character so much.Overall, an absolutely wonderful movie and screenplay. It was everything I hoped for and more and I'm so excited for the next movies. I really hope they print the screenplays for the other movies as well and with matching covers because I would love to have the whole series on my Harry Potter shelf.
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  • Ashley Nuckles
    January 1, 1970
    This was the first time I've ever actually read a screenplay and WOW this will not be the last! Seriously enchanting!
  • Macarena Yannelli
    January 1, 1970
    Tan maravilloso como la película (lols) y agregó cositas MUY minúsculas pero que ayudan a mi compresión de los personajes de este nuevo enfoque al mundo de los magos.Reseña completa en Gracias a los Libros.
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