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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

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The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director:

David Yates

Writers:

J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling (based upon characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Grindelwald
Kevin Guthrie ... Abernathy
Carmen Ejogo ... Seraphina Picquery
Wolf Roth ... Spielman
Eddie Redmayne ... Newt Scamander
Zoë Kravitz ... Leta Lestrange
Callum Turner ... Theseus Scamander
Derek Riddell ... Torquil Travers
Cornell John ... Arnold Guzman (as Cornell S. John)
Ezra Miller ... Credence Barebone
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson ... Grimmson (as Ingvar Sigurdsson)
Poppy Corby-Tuech ... Rosier
Andrew Turner Andrew Turner ... MacDuff
Maja Bloom Maja Bloom ... Carrow
Simon Meacock ... Krafft
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Storyline

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 sunny skies

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,163,104, 18 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$138,402,524, 6 December 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Heyday Films,Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby Atmos | IMAX 6-Track | DTS (DTS: X)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

As with the first film, animal making required months of graphic, pattern, and animation testing to determine the appearance, behavior, movements, attitude, and personality of each creature. J.K. Rowling was inspired, for many of them, by legendary creatures from different cultures, such as the Chinese Zouwu, the Scottish Kelpie and the French Matagot. See more »

Goofs

The actress playing young Leta Lestrange was wearing Slytherin robes. But, Newt Scamander showed her a raven chick and said, "Raven is the emblem of your house, is it not?" and she agrees. This implies that she might a Ravenclaw and she's wearing the wrong robes. But, even so, the symbol of the Ravenclaw house is an eagle, not a raven. So, it's an error in both the costume department and the script.

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Quotes

[first lines]
Spielman: [to Picquery; about Grindelwald] ... you'll be glad to get rid of him, I expect.
Seraphina Picquery: We'd be more than happy to keep him here in custody.
Spielman: Six months are enough. It's time for him to answer for his crimes in Europe.
Abernathy: [meets them at Grindelwald's door] President Picquery, Mr. Spielman, sir. Prisoner is secured and ready to travel.
Spielman: [peers into the cell with Picquery] You've thrown everything at him, I see.
Seraphina Picquery: It was necessary. He's extremely powerful. We've had to change his guard three times - ...
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Disappointed - Crimes of Grindlewald?
17 November 2018 | by jmikamcleanSee all my reviews

I love Harry Potter, I have been reading and watching HP since the first book was released. I went to the theatre with an open mind. I saw negative reviews and a lot of positive ones. It pains me to give this movie a bad review. The reason I gave this movie 3 stars was due to the chinese cat dragon monster which was quite hilarious.

Positives 1. Special effects were good 2. Jude Law as Dumbledore works well 3. Newt is still an awesome character

Negatives 1. Absolutely No Storyline 2. There were No actual crimes commited by Grindlewald 3. Johnny Depp should never have been cast as Grindlewald 4. Too many irrelevant characters 5. Disregards all of the known information about the wizarding world

Anyone that has read or watched Harry Potter would immediately notice that things do not add up. I enjoyed the first movie in the Fantastic Beast series because it was different. If they are going to bring in characters from Harry Potter at least make it historically correct. If this movie did not have the Harry Potter fans it would have been a complete flop. I am very disappointed in J.K. Rowling, this is well below her standards for writting. I think David Yates should have been canned after the the Half Blood Prince movie was released. He managed to butcher one of the best books in the series, this is a repeat of that debacle. The extended trailor was better than the 2 hour long movie.


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