For Harry Potter fans, you will be very pleased to see the background relationship and understand the bond between Grindelwald and Dumbledore. For Fantastic Beasts fans, you will be trilled to see some of your favorite beasts again, as well as meet a few new beasts.
Our entire group was immediately enchanted by the baby Nifflers at the beginning of the movie.
Speaking of enchantments, as you would expect, this fantasy movie is filled with magic, spells, and special powers. We even get to see Newt ride some of the Fantastic Beasts, which was truly fantastic!
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Released In Theaters on Nov. 16, 2018
The Plot of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (2018) Original Authentic Movie Poster 11x17 - Single - Sided - Eddie Redmayne - Johnny Depp - Ezra Miller - Kathrine WaterstonGellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who has been imprisoned by the Magical Congress of the United States of America, is being released into the custody of representatives from the London office. However, on their return to London, Grindelwald escapes with help from one of his followers.
Grindelwald has a cult-like following that desires to maintain the pure blood line of wizardry, as well as declare their supremacy to muggles (non-wizards). According to Dumbledore, Grindelwald has "a vision that he would rise to dominance over the Wizarding world".
Because of a childhood pact, the beloved Hogwart professor, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), cannot move against Grindelwald, so he meets with Newt Scamander to ask him if he will take on the task. But, Newt prefers to remain neutral. He does not want to pick a side, even though his own brother, Theseus, works for the Ministry of Magic.
Regardless of his wish to remain neutral, Newt is once again pulled into the feud between the Ministry of Magic and Grindelwald. There are some interesting plot twists and family ties that keep you spellbound right up to the end.
My Recommendations and Personal Opinion
Before you see the movie, be prepared and committed to paying close attention. Distractions could cause you to miss some very important insights, comments or even characters. For instance, Harry Potter fans will be especially interested in the character, Nagini.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and highly recommend it to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans. Most likely, you will come away from the theater with a greater appreciation for Newt Scamander.
If you haven't already seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, you can read that review and rent the DVD by clicking here.
Unlike the Harry Potter movies, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is not based on a published book. It is a screenplay based on a text book that was written by a fictional character in the Harry Potter books.
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