After seeing the fantastic Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the cinema and admiring the original screenplay in the bookshops for way too long I finally have it in my hands! Last Friday I got it as a belated birthday gift from my boyfriend’s brother and his girlfriend! And since I just couldn’t help myself I started reading it right away!
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…
Firstly, I just LOVED the film so I was dying to get hold of the screenplay! I really like that there are only tiny hints to the stories about the boy who lived that I grew up with. It’s just a completely new and different adventure inside the world I love. After reading the book I looked up some 1-star reviews on Goodreads, since I just can’t believe that some people don’t like the story. But I found some and they think Rowling only writes more stories, just to earn more money (some didn’t like the story, because it wasn’t about Harry Potter *eyeroll*). Well, I’ve also read that the amazing J.K. Rowling is the first millionaire who has lost her millionaire status, because she gave most of her money away to charity. So, yes, she may be writing more more stories to earn money, but only to give most of that money away to people who need it more than she does. She’s just simply amazing. And besides, as a lover of the Magic Wizarding world of Harry Potter, I just can’t get enough of it. So, I really hope Rowling will continue to be amazing and to put her wonderful stories to paper (and film!).
And can we just take a moment to read one of the many great quotes from FBaWtFT?
My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.
– Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
I even think I loved the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them a little more than the Harry Potter films. Just because I can’t get over Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe’s) crying scenes. Sorry, they were just horrible. And I absolutely loved Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. In the screenplay his character sounds a little boring, but Redmayne really brought him to life on the screen. They couldn’t have chosen anyone to fulfill this role any better!