It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
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
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 »
Nagini was introduced in a show as an animal from Indonesia, even though Indonesia became independent only in 1945. In 1927 it was generally known as East Indies. However, the name Indonesia has actually been known since the 18th century, especially in academic circles. In late 19th century it was popularized in Adolf Bastian's book, and by 1920's it was known well enough (at least outside of Netherlands) to explain its use in the context of this movie. 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 - ...
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Although a lot was promised in the trailers, it falls short of those promises in the movie. Having said that, this movie is much like Deathly Hallows Part 1 in the sense that it does not stand out when watched in isolation but understandable in the greater scheme of things, as it sets up the future movies perfectly without offering much on its own.
The acting did a good job although the script doesn't allow for anyone to standout apart from Johnny Depp, who seems to make audiences aware of the fact that he's Johnny Depp every once in a while.
Overall, I feel this movie will be better received when its sequels come out, but mediocre as it stands.
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