Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the hotly-anticipated flick, caught an advance screening of the film on Thursday, and her succinct review was nothing short of a rave. (No parsletongue required, though a fluency in emoji is helpful.) The writer took to Twitter to express her admiration for the film, and her heart-filled missive really speaks for itself.
You know what rounds off a great day? A private screening of #FantasticBeasts. ????????????????????????????
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 18, 2016
"Fantastic Beasts" follows the adventures of the young Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a British wizard traveling the globe collecting magical creatures for his textbook, "Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them," which is used by Hogwarts students in the "Potter" series. But before that big break, Newt was just a bumbling budding magizoologist who wound up in 1920s New York -- and wound up accidentally setting free some of his findings on the unsuspecting
From what we've seen so far, the flick looks to be every bit as magical as the "Potter" movies, and with Rowling's direct involvement -- and now, her positive review -- we're confident that diehard Potterheads will be satisfied. Now if only we had access to Hermione's time-turner so we could see it sooner ourselves.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" hits theaters on November 18.
[via: J.K. Rowling]
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The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Read More