“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Review

Harry Potter fans have waited a long-time to see the new movie which explains the story of Grindelwald and the early years of Albus Dumbledore. Now, the movie is out and leaves the audience thinking about the entire series of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. The movie is Fantastic at the least! It contains all the great qualities a movie should have: action, suspense, cliffhangers, and it keeps the audience engaged with its new magical ideas.

The beginning of the movie focuses on Newt, the magizoologist that has a passion for helping and caring for all magical creatures. He was introduced in the first movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, along with his muggle friend, Jacob Kowalski and his girlfriend, Queenie. After being reunited with the main characters, the fun begins. I am not going to spoil anything, but I will tell you how some of the action takes place. Newt is acquainted with a friend seen in the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore, which takes the setting to Hogwarts. Some of the recognizable professors are shown to teach at Hogwarts, as well. The practices used in Hogwarts for the students, reflect on the ones seen in the Harry Potter movies.

As the movie goes on, tensions build with Grindelwald and the other wizards. Grindelwald gets some to side with him, while others fight against him. The plot is clear and well-executed, and there are family/friend relations that influence the plot. The past of Dumbledore and Grindelwald is revealed and shows a key reason why they have the relationship they have. Also, Credence, another character that was introduced in the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie, has the motive to find out who he is. He does not know where he came from or who is parents are and he is determined to find out. Does he actually find out why he is so special and who he is, or does he fail to find himself? You will not know unless you watch the movie!

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