Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
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- Eddie Redmayne
- Katherine Waterston
- Dan Fogler
- Alison Sudol
- Ezra Miller
- Zoë Kravitz
- Jude Law
- Johnny Depp
- Callum Turner
- Claudia Kim
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While visually gorgeous, the storytelling is confusing, overburdened with characters, and it left me feeling like I wasn’t in the club. None of the other movies made me feel this way. And the ending, which was supposed to be such a “reveal,” made my head spin. I had no idea what had just happened. Didn’t understand the contact. And I am a diehard Harry Potter fan. The acting is great, the casting is great—but the actual arc of the story didn’t make it into my heart. So it’s a waste of a lot of great talent, if you ask me.
Confusing and disjointed. Spent most of the movie waiting for things to come together and make sense. Was really looking forward to this sequel but it turned out to be very disappointing.
The first Fantastic Beasts was a bit of a mess. The second one is actively bad. The longer this spinoff franchise goes on, the more damage it does to the legacy of the Harry Potter series — which knew not to overstay its welcome. Fantastic Beasts 2 has plenty of spells, wands, and wizards — and absolutely no magic whatsoever.
There’s real magic here, and nothing fake about the emotions which guide it.
The sequel has better and at times galvanizing special effects, a darker tone and a high-stakes battle between good and evil. Best of all, its characters are more vibrantly drawn, and tangled in relationships that range from delightful to lethal.