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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

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The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

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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, 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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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:

$67,237,518, 19 November 2018
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Heyday Films,Warner Bros. See more »
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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

During his first audition for Theseus, Callum Turner instinctively kissed Eddie Redmayne on the top of his head; he believes that was what got him the role. See more »

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The movie is set in 1927 and shows Minerva Mcgonagall as a teacher in Hogwarts, but according to the Harry Potter books she was born in 1935. See more »

Quotes

Leta Lestrange: You're too good, Newt. You never met a monster you couldn't love.
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Connections

Followed by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (2020) See more »

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Good differences whether or not you're a Potterhead.
14 November 2018 | by philipfalzerSee all my reviews

If you are a Potterhead, you will leave the cinema dazzled by both the revelations and references of Wizarding World. Something nice to see.

The film is a good continuation of the first, but with some medium defects of franchise. Too much open, no closed arcs, and an information bomb.

So if you're not a Potterhead, expect to be confused during the movie.

The cast is spectacular, especially Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, and my future husband Callum Turner. Of course, I wanted to say the same thing about Ezra Miller, who had incredible potential but almost disappears in what the script proposes.

The animals keep showing up for a future Newt book, and that makes me happy to see that the name of the franchise remains consistent with the story, even if it's in the background.

The CGI and 3D are impeccable, it pays to spend a little more and go in an IMAX 3D session.

Thinking of Fantastic Animals as a franchise in small episodes, it's great. Like a continuation movie, it has its flaws and does not close any arches that open in the beginning.

By the proposal, we know that the film does better than the first and opens a range of possibilities for the future of the franchise. Congratulations J. K. Rowling!


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