It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he's 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.Written by
Principal photography for the film began at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden London in July 2017. Filming also took place in England, including London, Switzerland, and Paris. See more »
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[to Picquery; about Grindelwald]
... you'll be glad to get rid of him, I expect.
We'd be more than happy to keep him here in custody.
Six months are enough. It's time for him to answer for his crimes in Europe.
[meets them at Grindelwald's door]
President Picquery, Mr. Spielman, sir. Prisoner is secured and ready to travel.
[peers into the cell with Picquery]
You've thrown everything at him, I see.
It was necessary. He's extremely powerful. We've had to change his guard three times - ...
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Where are the fantastic beasts? What are the crimes of Grindelwald? This is not magic, it's CGI. It lost that essential taste of friendship and bond between characters within magical context of the original HP series.
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