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Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them…)

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I’m playing a little catch up with holiday films and holiday prep in general.  Hero Within’s first shipments are arriving, so I am a busy elf getting those packages out to our customers.  Blog posts keep getting pushed back.

Scout and I got to see “Fantastic Beasts…” a couple of weeks ago.  I gotta say, Wow!  What an enjoyable movie.  As usual, I am not a movie critic and will not try to be one today, but here are some thoughts on the film.

  • A hearty “THANK YOU!” to JK for taking us back into the wizarding world.
  • A Hufflepuff hero at last!
  • Newt is a textbook Hufflepuff.  I love how he is portrayed in the film.
  • Setting the story a couple of generations ahead of Harry was a great idea.  You get to go back to the wizarding world and get a period piece on top of it.  Fabulous!
  • Jacob is just the best.  I crush on him so hard.
  • Queenie, what’s not to love?  She is amazing.  All I could do was picture Marilyn Monroe playing her back in the day.
  • Addressing the Puritan roots of most Americans and how that would realistically effect the wizarding world.  The “New Salemers”…brilliant!
  • I want a pet niffler.
  • The American rules for wizards and witches are kind of jerky.  I hope we start to mellow out in the next film.
  • This movie has one of my all-time favorite endings to a movie EVER!  That ending was a hug.  A total hug.

I know it is past time to say this, but if you can, get to the movies as soon as you can and check out this movie.  Scout and I loved it!


Our cloches are from Target.

Love, Kim and Scout


Kim Henderson McAndrew, author of the book "In Plain Sight: Using Everyday Cosplay To Express Your Inner Superhero". She loves nerdy fashion, everyday cosplay in particular. Her main fandoms are Marvel, Star Wars and Disney.

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