Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

I have recently rewatched the film “Fantastic beasts and Where to find them”. It stars Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jemma Chan, Ezra Miller, Catherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, Ron Perlman, Sam Morton and Jon Voigt. It is Directed by David Yates and the score is composed by James Newton Howard. J. K. Rowling was also the screenwriter for the film, which was Produced by David Heyman, and written by Steve Kloves, who are both veterans of the Potter film franchise.

The film is Set in 1926, and follows the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) who embarks on a global expedition to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Meanwhile the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald goes missing after murdering several aurors in Europe. Newt Scamander arrives by ship to New York, en route to Arizona and encounters Mary Lou Barebone, a non-magical woman (“No-Maj” or “Muggle”) who heads the New Salem Philanthropic Society, which claims that witches and wizards are real and dangerous. He also meets No-Maj cannery worker, First World War veteran and aspiring baker Jacob Kowalski, and they accidentally swap suitcases. Then the auror Tina Goldstein arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard and takes him to the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) headquarters. However, as Jacob’s suitcase contains only baked goods, Newt is released. Meanwhile At Jacob’s tenement apartment, several creatures escape from Newt’s suitcase such as Bowtruckles, Nifflers, Erumpets, Firebirds, swooping Evil, Dragons and cause chaos. Jacob, offers to assist him with the escaped fantastic beasts. After Tina and Newt find Jacob and the suitcase, Tina takes them to her apartment and introduces them to Queenie, her Legilimens younger sister.

Newt takes Jacob inside his magically expanded suitcase, where Jacob encounters a contained Obscurus, a dark, destructive parasite that develops inside magically gifted children if they suppress their magical abilities. Newt extracted it from a young girl who died, those afflicted rarely living past the age of ten. Newt persuades Jacob to help search for the missing creatures. in Central Park Zoo, and they capture the missing Niffler and the missing Erumpet in the zoo.

Then Tina takes the suitcase to MACUSA where Officials arrest them, believing one of Newt’s beasts is responsible for killing Senator Henry Shaw Jr. Director of Magical Security Percival Graves accuses Newt of conspiring with the infamous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Newt and Tina are sentenced to immediate death. However Newt’s Swooping Evil and Bowtruckle assist them to escape MACUSA and they continue looking for the final escaped beast with help of Goblin gangster Gnarlack, Tina’s old informant.

Meanwhile, Percival Graves approaches Credence Barebone, Mary Lou’s adopted son, and offers to free him from his abusive mother and teach him magic. In exchange, he wants Credence to find an Obscurus. Credence finds a wand under his adopted-sister, Modesty’s, bed. Mary Lou assumes it is Credence’s wand, but Modesty claims it is hers. The Obscurus kills everyone except Modesty and Credence, who reveals he is the Obscurus’ host, having lived longer than any other host due to the intensity of his magic. In a rage, he unleashes the Obscurus upon the city….

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