If you've been around social media these past few weeks, or watched TV, then it's most likely you'd have heard of the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
It's a fact that franchise movies are always pumped up because of fans but when it comes to Harry Potter, you know the excitement is real!
And before telling you some bits about the movie, I'd like to remind you that it's been 15 years since the release of the first Harry Potter book in Bulgaria (it was the same year that the first movie came up)! And looking back I remember Harry Potter was everywhere when I was a kid. Actually it ws my generation that grew up with the magic universe of J.K.Rowling!
Harry Potter was a ral obsession for many even though it never really got that huge in Bulgaria as it did in the UK.
But you know what - Harry Potter is not just a book series or movies - it's a universe that so many kids grew up with! Magic got into every house - some becae die hard fans, others just liked the books and movies and a small portion were on the fence. But Harry Potter wasn't a fave only among kids - adults loved the universe as well!
5 years ago the saga was completed with the last movie. But the magic never died. Ever since then it's quite popular to have Harry Potter marathons and rereadings of the 7 books.
But somehow the magic world desperately needed a reboot. After the release of book 8th earlier this year it was obvious that fans wanted more.
And that's exactly why the expectations of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were huge!
When the movie was annonced I knew nothing about the story. Dany (my friend who's a Harry Potter fan) had mentioned that the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is somewhat of a guide and had no storyline. That may be the reason why the movie was so highly expected. It's just that no one knew what to expect!
I managed to see the movie opening night and I can say that my heart skipped a beat with the well known Harry Potter theme music :) Well known were some other stuff in the production: the deathly hallows, the names and other elements that bring back nostalgia.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes us back to 1920s. The main character Eddie Redmayne is a brit that goes to America with a suitcase full of fantastic beasts.
New York is quite anxious during that time. And Nuwt Scamander doesn't make it easier on the port. He looses the suitcase and that becomes the reason for the beasts escape is the world of nomages.
The adventure that Newt causes becomes a highlight for Kowalski's life: a nomage that turns out to be in the right place in the right time... or the other way around :D A nomage that becomes friends with wizzards and a nomage you'll love!
Actually Kowalski, played by Dan Fogler, is the true sensation in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! His acting skills made the movie so funny, original and truly magical!
Colin Farrrel as Graves was a great vilain and the mini role of Johnny Depp was the cherry on top :)
Mine this week was this fantastic beast that was my photoshoot partner - his name is Puffy and he's one extaordinary kitty with attitude! And where I found him: I often times see him laying around the garden of our villa, he's the pet of the coolest neighbours out of town :)
And because I told you I was gonna say why you need to watch the movie, if my story wasn't enought, then this will be: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is another opportunity to make our world a little bit more magical. And who doesn't want that :)
Till next time,
Photos: Arsen Nikolov