The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York#39;s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
|nudity||-A female character flirts with a man throughout the movie. -A male and a female are seen kissing passionately. -Two other men and and women are seen kissing. -Mild to moderate sexual innuendos -Women in skimpy clothing and one woman wearing lingerie. Slight depiction of cleavage -A sinister relationship between an older and a younger man, could be construed as homoerotic -Allusions to prostitution -Discussions and depictions of mating, for laughs, as well as some mild crude dialogue|
|violence||-A teenager goes on a vengeful killing spree, utilizing a sinister looking parasite: we see bodies lying out in floors of buildings and the ground outside -A man is viciously tortured with electricity, and some are seen with blood on their faces -Two people are nearly executed in acid, some gruesome imagery involved -We see numerous shots of the close-up faces of dead bodies and murder victims, their faces mutilated -A woman is slammed into a banister by a sinister force, then thrown to the ground hard. She's killed -Another girl is thrown viciously around a room and killed. We see her body as well, her head slightly damaged -Occasional sight of blood stained surfaces -People are injured and presumably killed in a variety of huge and lethal explosions, and many more are lethally shot with wands -Police shoot guns to try to take down a sinister force -When the obscurus attacks, various violence is shown or implied to different degrees, including people being thrown and mutilated, getting electrocuted or burned to death, falling from heights, or being struck by falling masonry -The death and murder of children occurs and is discussed -A woman uses her sons belt to beat her children: we see the beatings about to happen, and see the bloody lash marks on their bodies -A man is tossed around, lifted up, and slammed into the ground. This kills him -Others are punched, hit in the face with items, and an executioner/guard has his head bashed with a pair of handcuffs -A significant body count of 5, as well as disturbing concepts of the murder of family members, extreme abuse of children, betrayal, corrupt relationships, fascism, and capital punishment, among many others.|
|profanity||-A couple of utterances of the word 'bugger' -3 Uses of "What the H**l" -Deleted scene: One use of 'Fuck'. ("Fuck Me!)|
|alcohol||-One scene in a speakeasy/bar -A character lights up a cigarette. A goblin smokes a cigar. -A character drinks shots of a liquor called "giggle water", characters drink martinis and a "low-blaster." Various bottles of alcohol and men drinking Cognac. -Medicine, potions, pills, salves, etc...are seen, and are used to clean a wound on one occasion.|
|frightening||Fantastic Beasts has a plethora of extremely heavy thematic material including but not limited to: Mass murder and destruction, vengeance, discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice, cults, ideological and religious fanaticism, the murder of family members, war, political and personal corruption, manipulation and grooming, unhealthy relationships, torture, capital punishment (depicted eerily realistically for a fantasy film), species conservation, fascism, racism, intermarriage, abuse, witch hunts, and the death/murder of children. The film uses horror effects not uncommon in the Harry Potter franchise including: Oppressive, dark cinematography, ominous, dark, and creepy music and sound effects, gruesome transformations, gruesome injury detail, a fairly high body count, shocking violence, frightening creatures, gritty and creepy settings, and tragic or upsetting events. People are likely to be rather disturbed or upset by any number of things, but most likely the abuse, the eerily realistic portrayal of a death penalty, vengeful murder, shocking, sad, and gruesome deaths, the abuse/death of youth, and betrayal. such scenes may be disturbing for a younger audience.|