Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald 'Movies' Review
Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists the help of former pupil Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to take down Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), a dark wizard who has escaped incarceration and is hell-bent on raising pure-blood wizards to rule over No-Majs (Muggles). Synopsis Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his causeâ"elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, 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.
Initial release: November 16, 2018 (USA) Director: David Yates Screenplay: J. K. Rowling Budget: $200 million Music composed by: James Newton Howard Critic reviewsThe Crimes Of Grindelwald is a weird rather than fantastic beast. The second chapter in J.K. Rowlingâs five-part story, itâs a film stuffed with characters, big moments and impressive spectacle but still feels bizarrely underpowered. There are twists and revelations, but very few that alter the outcome of the film you are actually watching. Just like the first one, it still feels like set-up for bigger pay-offs down the line, without the satisfying cliff-hanger qualities of, say, The Empire Strikes Back.