I know where to find Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in the theater. What can I say but, holy heck, another movie seen while it’s still in theaters! Though other people are paying me to go to the movies with them. But still! Three movies in the past several weeks! It’s madness, madness, I tell you!
I have to admit that I’ve only read the book two or three times and have seen the movie version so often that I have no memory of how well the book version translates into the movie, which is one of my favorites. So I was not so much worried about the book as I was about my memories of the movie, but it translates, as I suppose this book does into all possible media. The short passages of text seem well-chosen, although as I mentioned I don’t remember the text well-enough to judge, but my gut says they are.
The artwork is stunningly beautiful and I could stare at some of those panels for hours. The one thing that bugged me was that Schmendrick and Molly have undergone a serious makeover and the way the human unicorn looks is scary because she is so thin.