Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts & the Crimes of Grindelwald

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The second movie of the new Potterverse, sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, finally came out on November 16 all over the world. It is directed by David Yates and co-produced by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves. As promised by the trailer, many new characters, like Leta Lestrange, Nagini, Theseus Scamander and Nicolas Flamel and the younger versions if the old characters like Albus Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall have been introduced in this movie, in addition to the old characters like Skewt Scamander, Tina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, Credence, Jacob Kowalsky and Gellert Grindelwald.
The movie progresses to unfold the connections between these new and old characters. It would be very fair to say that the movie is full of surprises and will solve the many doubts and questions that the trailer left in the minds of the fans. Also, it puts forward many further twists that will encourage the storyline of the next movies of the franchise. The movie’s plot is very interesting as every story is unraveled beautifully and will leave the viewers in awe and surprise.
The movie is based in Paris and relates to the rise of Grindelwald and the purpose he wants to execute. Like the last movie, in a way, attempted to introduce the main characters to the story, this movie attempts to kickstart their separate stories and how they contribute to the major plot. Like the Harry Potter movies by J.K. Rowling, the script of this movie is also perfectly crafted. Although some plots may seem a bit scattered at a point to the viewers.
The movie brings forward the complicated relationships like between Leta Lestrange, Skewt Scamander, Theseus Scamander & Tina Goldstein and Jacob Kowalsky & Queenie Goldstein and Nagini & Credence and Albus Dumbledore & Gellert Grindelwald and how they are significant to one another. The fans will find themselves in nostalgia when they are taken back to Hogwarts School and those classrooms where Albus Dumbledore is now a teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts. In addition to the script, the cinematography and the effects are spectacular and fairly precise.
The actors have done full justification with their rolls and we can’t just let it go without appreciating them. All in all, the movie is a well crafted and full of surprises verse which will not let loose the viewer’s interest even for a moment.
Rating: 3.5/5


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