hmv staff review Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
The J.K. Rowling-penned Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them proved to be a predicatable smash hit at the box office last year, and judging by the way the film has been flying off our shelves since its release earlier this week David Yates' fantasy adventure starring Eddie Redmayne looks set to be just as popular on DVD and Blu-ray.
But it's not just our customers that are head-over-heels in love with the latest instalment from the Harry Potter universe - our staff are just as enthusiastic and we've been inundated with reviews of the film from our stores all over the UK. Here's what some of them had to say about it...
"Fantastic Beasts lives up to the widespread hype of its roots in the Harry Potter series. It creates that sense of nostalgia we want from a Harry Potter spin-off but is somehow new and exciting, with wonderful characters and amazing magical effects. If the fact that Eddie Redmayne is in it doesn't make you want to run out and buy it, then the Bowtruckles, Erumpents and Demiguises should!"
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an amazing prequel to Harry Potter with enough humour to keep everyone entertained. The cast truly make this movie, as they seem to have gelled and have great chemistry! A necessary addition to any 'Potter-heads' collection."
"Experience the world before Harry Potter as Newt Scamander goes on a quest to observe and rescue magical creatures. Enjoyable from start to finish and full of twists, turns, excitement, drama and plenty of laughter, this film is great for Harry Potter fans and newcomers alike."
"JK Rowling's magical Wizarding World of Harry of Potter returns! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first instalment of a planned five (five!) movies starring 'Magizoologist' Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Scamander lands in 1920's New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures and - inevitably - mayhem quickly ensues in this exciting, family-friendly adventure."
"A must-have for every fan of the cinematic Wizarding World. Cute and fascinating creatures, characters you can't help but love, a great cast, magic, award-winning costumes... what more could you want? A perfect addition to the cinematic Harry Potter franchise, this film is fun for all ages - even all the muggles out there will love it!"
- Jodie, @hmvGunwharf
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is available now from your local hmv and our online store