Harry PotterWe're still seven long months away from the release date of "Harry Potter" prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," but according to "Potter" author and "Beasts" screenwriter J.K. Rowling, the wait will be well worth it.

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.
"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 muggles no-majs around him.

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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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