• Jena Prystowsky

Fantastic Beasts


Fantastic Beasts poster


We went to a late-night showing of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald last night.


Here are some of my favorite beasts:


1. Bowtruckles-the adorable little green twig-like creature that tends to hang out in Newt Scamander's front pocket. Who wouldn't want a little buddy that is super-supportive, one that you can take anywhere, and who can pick locks?

2. Nifflers- these little creatures remind me of a mixture of a hedgehog and platypus, only smaller. If you ever wanted a partner in crime, a Niffler would fit the bill- attracted to shiny things, these creatures tend to chase coins, jewelry, and other items. They're also able to squeeze in and out of tight spaces.

3. Kelpie- I'm not a particularly adept swimmer so having a water friend who can double as a buoy when I got tired would be great.

4. Zouwu: I liked this creature because it reminded me of my cat- although it was a bigger, wilder, faster version. (My cat prefers napping to flying.)


The thing I really admired in this film, though, wasn't a beast- it was Scamander's case. I'd love to be able to pop open a suitcase and jump in...or out in a different place.


Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald opened November 16th in theaters nationwide.