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
This is (at least) the fifth time actor Jude Law takes on a film role of a character that's previously been portrayed by other actors: twice in remakes of films originally starring Michael Caine (Sleuth and Alfie); the character Dr. Watson, who's been portrayed by several actors in numerous Sherlock Holmes films; Heath Ledger's role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) (which was slightly reimagined to accommodate being recast with Law, Johnny Depp , and Colin Farrell following Ledger's untimely death); and now Albus Dumbledore, previously played by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the original Harry Potter franchise. See more »
Young Leta Lestrange was wearing Slytherin robes, but when Newt Scamander showed her a raven chick saying, "Raven is the emblem of your family, is it not?", she agrees. While the Slytherin House symbol is a snake, Newt was referring to the raven emblem of the Lestrange family. See more »
[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 - he's ...
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An extended cut runs ~7 minutes longer. See more »
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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