Overall Rank: 10368
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 25
Theatrical Release Date: 11/16/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/12/2019
Genre: Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: David Yates
Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Zoë Kravitz, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller
Plot: Though having been captured by MACUSA, the dark wizard Grindelwald has made good on his promise and escaped custody. He puts his plan into motion to raise an army - one that he shapes with his twisted plan to put pure-blood wizards in control, not just in the wizarding world, but the non-magical world as well. A young Albus Dumbledore enlists the help of former student Newt Scamander to foil this plan, but as the wizarding world becomes ever more divided, love and loyalty will soon be put to the test. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Hurricane2000 - wrote on 12/21/2018
Disappointing The first film was fairly decent and had the potential to have a sequel that would improve upon it, The Crimes Of Grindelwald is not that movie unfortunately.
bigman29 - wrote on 11/26/2018
okay so i went to see this movie recently and i dont get what people are complaining about i personally loved every minute of it one of the best and most magical movies of the year tons of action humor and just excitement one of the best movies of the year i totally recoomend it to anyone looking for a fun chistmas story
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Indyfreak - wrote on 06/21/2019
The worst reviewed installment in Rowling's Wizarding World franchise is guilty of several critical complaints. It's far too long, the crux of the plot is spread out too thin, and the mythology inconsistencies are a slap in the face to Harry Potter fans. I liked the first Fantastic Beasts movie. It was a little overstuffed but it was fun and colorful. Perhaps owing to the darker storyline here, the color palette is far more drab to look at. The creature effects are all the more welcome considering they're brighter and more interesting visually than the rest of the film.
I suppose it's good that he main cast returns to the fold, Eddie Redmayne somehow less likeable than in the first FB movie. There's being eccentric and endearing then there's being antisocial and an asshole. Dan …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/20/2018
“Magic blooms... only in rare souls. Still, we must skulk in shadows. But the old ways serve us no longer.”
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is a muddled sequel/prequel that lacks magic and wonder. The most tedious part is realizing there’s going to be four more of these; something I was comfortable with. This isn’t the type of story that inspired J.K. Rowling to start writing - no, this is a studio movie asking when the script is done.
The biggest crime this movie has ever committed is being boring.
Still, not everything is bad…
David Yates directing during the action sequences was entertaining and delivers some creative set pieces. I mean, the guy knows how to direct a big budget movie and make it look as good as it does. The production design and …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/24/2018
I feel like you need a primer going into this Fanastic Beasts sequel, as the film jumps around to so many characters, many with little to no introduction, while barely seeming to move the overall Fantastic Beasts story forward - until a pretty good end with a left-field twists.
Crimes of Grindelwald is a bit of a mess. We get pretty much every character from the first film, along with some new faces, but many of which barely make an impact. Jude Law is a good choice to play the young Albus Dumbledore, who, like Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, is bad about getting a clear point across. Zoë Kravitz is also a high point in the story as the outcast Leta Lestrange who found a companion at Hogwarts in a young Newt Scamander but ultimately wound up with his brother, the Auror Theseus Scamander …
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