Review | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Newt Scamander is tasked with finding a mystery man before a rebellious and evil wizard can recruit him.

Review 2018 by Flytrap

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Written by: J.K. Rowling

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated PG-13
Running time: 134 Mins

After an evil wizard escapes while being transferred to a prison, Dumbledore asks Newt to locate someone who might be able to help.

While this might have been an enjoyable, magical romp through 1920’s Paris and London, instead it’s a rather muddled and haphazard mixture of several plots that don’t quite gel in the climax, which doesn’t really solve anything. It’s OK to not see where the plot is going, if the revelation is astounding enough to justify the confusion, but this just doesn’t pan out.

Still, the performances are very good, especially Redmane, Sudol and Depp and the visuals are as astounding as can be. And the beasts are  fantastic.

I can give this a very mild recommendation; see a matinee or other discount showing. There are no post credit scenes.

Flytrap rating: 6.5/10

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