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Matt Reed
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 Steven Myers wrote:
Wanted to see the movie first this time, because (if I remember correctly) this was conceived as a movie first.

There's not a book available that follows the movie at all.  The original book, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, is just that: a book about beasts and where they're located in the Potterverse.  The movie stands as it's own thing, separate and apart from anything published.  
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Had lots of nice touches and moments. The exploration of that era in America and wizarding IS right up my alley and the reveal of Credence as the maker of the obscurial was clever and cool.

BUT.... SPOILERS AHEAD


I really did not like the reveal of Grindewald at the end. It's a trick that Rowling has played before- with Mad Eye moody and Barty Crouch in Goblet of Fire. Goblet is my least favorite book at last partly due to this swap and then she does it again in this movie. It's a cheap trick I think.
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I didn't feel Graves needed to be Grindewald. I figured him for a sympathizer, which was all that was needed. But again, it was too easy to see he was the "real villain" all along, whereas other reveals (books 1,2 and 4 in particular) were very much surprises to me.
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 Matt Reed wrote:
 I really disliked this movie. [...] The beasts weren't fantastic and as to how to find them, I still have no idea.  In the end, I thought it a jumbled mess of story, theme and character that never amounted to anything remotely fun, exciting or endearing.

You're not alone in that - I have a friend who is a huge fan of the franchise and in general a much bigger fantasy buff than me (I'm more into spaceships than unicorns, as it were), and he said it just felt like Pokémon... and not in a good way.
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Did any of you get the impression that Newt was on the autism
spectrum?

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We finally saw the movie yesterday, and as Newt was boarding the
ship, my wife asked me if I thought he was meant to be autistic.
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The 'beasts' were easy to find. They were all in his bag!
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