Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
This is magic for adults and I loved it. A bit thin on the plot but very entertaining. I look forward to a meatier sequel, yes?
I’m lovin’ it
By This was epic
Edited to the final cut of the film.
By Film Score Nerd
There are several deleted scenes on the bluray that are not included in this. Including the Ilvermorney school song. I was hoping for the complete script. Oh well.
Isn't a book. It's a stupid script
I'm sick of the money grab that this is. I preordered it expecting the novelization of the movie. Instead I get a digital script.
Lame money grab
So I have the hardback version of this book and I got it for Christmas. I saw the movie before I read the book and the book blew my mind! I wasn't sure if it would be able to put all the emotion of the movie into a screenplay but J.K did it. I like fantastic beasts more than Harry Potter cause it's not as dark as some of the last books like The Deathly Hallows or The Half Blood Prince. They're still awesome reads but it's just a little dark for me. And super sad like *SPOILER* and *HUGE SPOILER* deaths. Fantastic Beasts is an awesome read and I've read it 3 or 4 times already so go buy it!!
Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling is exactly that, a screenplay of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
This movie/screenplay storyline is inspired by the textbook of the same name that was released in 2001 also by J.K. Rowling (Part of the Hogwarts Library Series). Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a bestiary of magical creatures from the Harry Potter universe and proceeds from the sale of the original textbook version go to Comic Relief.
With all that out of the way - this screenplay was a fantastic (see what I did there?) read. Having seen the movie first it was like watching it all over again but in my mind. The scene descriptions, the dialogue, everything was just like the movie. It was a quick and enjoyable read and if there are future screenplay versions of the next four Fantastic Beast movies made available I will definitely be interested in reading them also.
How not to write a screenplay
This is a prime example of someone who has no clue how to formally write a screenplay, good thing the franchise sells itself. Any screenwriter could use this as primary curriculum to show all the mistakes untrained writers make in screen writing. Example- he is running toward the train. (No) He runs toward the train. "Ing" is almost never used in screenwriting. I'm sure the story is entertaining to some, but the writing should not be lauded.
... JKR is ridiculously talented. The end. This movie though -- can't wait.
Note ... people who read for fun are supposed to be clever enough to know "waste" versus "waist".
Personally ...I wouldn't take book review advice from someone who doesn't want to "waist money". 🤦🏻♀️
Loved it, but....
The screenplay was great but does not compare to writing of JKR's books.
PLEASE give us these wonderful stories in book-form as well!
I love this movie!
This is the besg movie in the Harry Potter series. I like the original books more, of course, but this is the best movie. I can't wait to see all 5!