I had low expectations going in and really enjoyed myself. The cast was marvelous.* I found that some of the fantastic beasts scenes went on for too long, but otherwise was happy to add this to the Harry Potter world.
Where watched: Jubitz Theater with Matt.
*Waterston, Folger & Sudol were new to me. Obviously I know Redmayne.
I have pledged to call out “funny” fat jokes in movies when I see them and I’m disappointed to say that this movie contains one. When Dan Folger first attempts to follow Redmayne into the suitcase, he gets stuck and must jump up and down to get the rest of the way in. Later in the movie, a beast larger than a house goes back into the suitcase without getting similarly stuck, so there was no reason for this fat joke.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2016/fantastic_beasts_and_where_to_find_them_ver4.html