Head Back to Hogwarts with the Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindlewald Review

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindlewald ReviewYears before Harry walked through the doors of Hogwarts, and years before Tom Riddle became Voldemort there were dark times in the wizarding world. It’s time to head back to Hogwarts, where Dumbledore is just a professor and Newt is working with him to try to prevent bad things from happening.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is decades before the original series and helps give you some background on the characters we know and love (or love to hate). The movie is a bit darker than the original Harry Potter movies and there are parts that may be a bit scary for younger viewers. Crimes of Grindelwald will take you throughout Europe in the 1930’s, between the world Wars and the impact of what the muggles and wizards both had on the world around them.

While the movie gives you some back ground on some characters we already know, and a bit into the darker side of the LeStrange family, we did find ourselves with a few more questions after it was done. We’re hoping these questions are answered in future movies, as it’s setting up the history of the Harry Potter world we all know and love.

Overall the movie was interesting and it helps fill in more of the wizarding world we all love and people are obsessed with. But the movie seemed to be a bit drawn out and moved slower than other movies. There were times we were a bit bored during the movie, but these slow bits quickly picked up to moments of action. It’s a good addition to the canon, but until more parts of the story come out and answers more questions the movie will not be one in our constant rotation.



Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindlewald Review“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.  At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.  In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. Directed by David Yates. (WARNER BROS.) This film is rated PG-13.




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