Newt Scamander has managed to catch the dangerous man, Gellert Grindelwald. But things turn upside down when Grindelwald escaped. He begins to collect a group from his followers to put his hands on the world of magic and get rid of any competitors. Scamander is asked to catch him again, but this time Grindelwald will take his full careful so the mission seems to be so difficult.
Critics Of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
November 16, 2018
More workmanlike than magical, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" nevertheless feels like an upgrade from its predecessor, one that adds star power, introduces key characters and lays the foundation for a genuine "Wizarding World" franchise.
[Rowling's] script here is the worst thing she's ever written -- incomprehensible if you haven't seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, saddling the actors with endless pages of indigestible exposition, an inert, lifeless set-up for the next movie.
There's a mystery at the heart of this film, but it's not the identity of Ezra Miller's non-descript wizard, of the sparing use of Depp's Hitlerlarian sorcerer, rather why did Rowling think there was enough material to hang an entire second movie on?
Dash it all, even the devoted will likely struggle with the reams of expository talk and gobs of unearned feeling and scads of largely pointless beasties, plus some just plain lazy visuals (looking at you, magic cats).
It suffers a bit from being in the middle of a series and having to set up so many questions that don't get answered yet, but for every complaint I hear about this flick, I can think of something in it worth watching.