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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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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Sigurdsson ... Grimmson
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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The fate of one will change the future of all. See more »


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:

English | French

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,163,104, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$159,555,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$654,855,901
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Runtime:

| (extended cut)

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

The role of Nagini was previously offered to Indonesian actress Acha Septriasa, as J.K. Rowling stated that the character was inspired by folklore from Indonesia. She turned down the offer because of pregnancy. See more »

Goofs

When Newt and Tina are caught infiltrating the French Ministry of Magic, Newt can clearly be heard saying that the cats are 'familiars', despite the fact that on Pottermore.com, screenwriter and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling clearly states that familiars "do not exist within the world of Harry Potter." However, Newt actually states that the cats are "spirit familiars", which may be something very different from the traditional concept of familiars that Rowling stated do not exist in the Wizarding World. See more »

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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Alternate Versions

An extended cut was released by WB on digital only. This included a few deleted scenes. See more »

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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 - 0.7 Eddie Redmayne - 0.8 Katherine Waterston - 0.7 Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol - 0.5 Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp - 0.7 Other cast(Zoe Kravitz, Claudia Kim, Callum Turner) - 0.5 Action and adventure - 0.8 Graphics - 0.8 Story and Screenplay - 0.5 Plot twist - 0.6 Comedy - 0.4 Total - 7

(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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