Connect
To Top

The movie: The witches are being hunted

fb

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Carmen Ejogo Running time: 133 minutes Director: David Yates Showing: Cinema Magic, Naalya, Century Cinemax, Acacia Mall, Numax Cinema, Entebbe.

Harry Porter screenwriter, J.K Rowling, has another fantasy work in the cinemas. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is her latest work, prodding between the works of magic and wizardry in one of the world’s most famous cities- New York. The movie is set in the year 1926 when the city is attacked by unstoppable dark powers and is thus under destruction.

Young Newt Scamander arrives in New York to its grimy face and checks into a hotel room that is only piles of destruction. Using his magic, he puts everything in order. He has just returned from journeying the world documenting magical creatures.
Non-magical Mary meets Newt (Eddie Redmayne), in his room and as she cautions him about witchcraft and wizard work, a Niffler escapes his brown suitcase. Jacob Kowalski, who is in the same room and has just woken up, springs to his feet and escapes with Newt’s suitcase by mistake. Little does he know that the case consists of more than just one creature.
As the city seeks solutions to the dark forces, fate brings together Newt and three others as fugitives. They are on a constant run from law enforcers. However, their efforts are targeting to destroy the witches and wizards that have destroyed New York.
When asked what it was like when he first read the movie script, lead actor Redmayne says one of the most spectacular things about the script was that it was a thriller, then an adventure.
“At the end of the script I was like, ‘Oh my God! How can all of this be woven into one story that takes place over a couple of days?’ And yet, somehow [Rowling] manages to do that,” Redmayne told IMBb.
The whole Harry Porter team seems to be on this one. Director, David Yates, who has directed the Harry Porter franchise is also director of this movie. He has also directed The Legend of Tarzan, Tyrant, Sex Traffic, among other films.
Still in its opening week, the movie has grossed $74.4m in North America and $145.5m in other countries, with a worldwide total of $219.9m. Its total production budget is $180m, so it has already realised profit.

More in Audio Visual

  • The video: Dangerous – Ceaserous

    Just like the name suggests, this video is dangerously captivating. Sasha Vybz has taken an extra mile in crafting music videos...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016
  • The track: Smart Wire – Vampino

    Once upon a time Vampos, now Vampino, was the king of dancehall, then time for hibernation checked in, especially after his...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016
  • The movie- Underworld: Blood Wars

    Marius is thirsty for blood Underworld: Blood Wars Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Trent Garrett, Lara Pulver, Peter Andersson,...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016
  • The DVD- The forger

      This has pretty low tempo but still manages to be interesting and griping. It is one of those movies where...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016
  • The disc: Nkwatako – Sheebah

    Apparently, you cannot mention the top three artistes in Uganda without the name Sheebah popping up. Yes, that is how much...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016
  • The video: Nazaala – Lily Kadima

    There are music videos that give us that “deja-great” feeling and if we are allowed to make confessions, then yours sincerely...

    Christine NakalungiNovember 26, 2016
  • The dvd: The Walk

    One of the things that makes The Walk attractive is its simplicity. We have this guy Philippe (Joseph Gordon-Levitte) taking us...

    Christine NakalungiNovember 26, 2016
  • The track – Sente: Bebe Cool

    Money is one of the wheels that move the world today, lack of it keeps one stagnant. If you don’t agree,...

    Christine NakalungiNovember 26, 2016
  • The movie: Blood Father

      Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna. Running time: 88 minutes Director: Jean-François Richet Showing: Cinema Magic, Naalya, Century Cinemax...

    Christine NakalungiNovember 19, 2016