“You’re an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there’s more to you than meets the eye. Kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast, yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder… what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander?” Percival Graves (Colin Farrell)
What stands out in Fantastic Beasts are the visuals and effects, they are awesome. Then comes the performances and my favorites are Eddie Redmayne as the young wizard and Dan Fogler as a factory worker aspiring to run a bakery. Dan’s performance as a stumbling, adorable, non-wizard is an ideal antidote to the serious, knowledgeable nerd portrayed by Eddie. Another performance that stood out for me is Alison Sudol who falls for Dan and can also read minds. The rest of the cast are also commendable including a very impressive Katherine Waterson (as Alison’s elder sis and a ‘dark wizard catcher’).
I really enjoyed watching this film. The special effects are beyond belief.