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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

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J.K. Rowling
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Eddie Redmayne ... Newt Scamander
Katherine Waterston ... Tina Goldstein
Dan Fogler ... Jacob Kowalski
Alison Sudol ... Queenie Goldstein
Ezra Miller ... Credence Barebone
Jude Law ... Albus Dumbledore
Johnny Depp ... Gellert Grindelwald
Zoë Kravitz ... Leta Lestrange
Carmen Ejogo ... Seraphina Picquery
Claudia Kim ... Nagini
Callum Turner ... Theseus Scamander
Victoria Yeates ... Bunty
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Skender
Kevin Guthrie ... Abernathy
Fiona Glascott ... Minerva McGonagall
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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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The fate of one will change the future of all. See more »


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

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UK | USA

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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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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

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2.39 : 1
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This movie features the first time in Beasts franchise that actors from the Harry Potter movies have reprised their roles: these actors are Jamie Campbell Bower as Young Grindelwald and Toby Regbo as Young Dumbledore. Both made a small cameo in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. See more »

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Newt Scamander: Dumbledore, why can't you go?
Albus Dumbledore: I can't move against Grindelwald. It has to be you.
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A fantastic thrill ride through the magical wizarding world laid by J.K.Rowling.
8 November 2018 | by brat_of_eeeSee all my reviews

How i decided my rating:

Jude Law - 0.9 Eddie Redmayne - 0.8 Katherine Waterston - 0.8 Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol - 0.7 Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp - 0.8 Other cast(Zoe Kravitz, Claudia Kim, Callum Turner) - 0.7 Action and adventure - 0.8 Graphics - 0.8 Story and Screenplay - 0.9 Plot twist - 0.8 Comedy - 0.4 Total - 8.4

(Spoiler free review so not giving away anything except my opinion)

Another thrilling adventure with exotic creatures with extraordinary features. Jude, Eddie and Johnny gave an exceptional performance and so did the rest of the cast. A few scenes could have been shortened or written differently but overall this movie sets up an epic story that I'm sure WB will build on.

The beasts did not disappoint either. The niffler stole the spotlight everytime it came on screen while there were also a few new amazing beasts. Although most of the focus was on Grindelwald the audience had a fair share of beasts on screen.

The on screen romances were a little forced but they didn't linger on it too long. I expected more from Nagini but maybe this movie is not for her and the next night be. Did not like Zoe's character arc and either a lot of wasted potential on a few other characters or just left open for the next 3 movies to come.

The young and charismatic Dumbledore played by Jude Law was my favourite and he added so much more depth to the character while staying true to the Dumbledore portrayed in Harry Potter .

A healthy dose of magical spells and a dash of misunderstood beasts kept me hooked to this incredible little universe that I'll re-live in my imagination forever.


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