Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie ReviewReview: ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is A Crime Towards Fantastic Beasts Series

It is time for all Potterheads to rejoice because the latest movie of this very successful franchise called “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is out in cinemas. But we got some bad news to tell you, we will dig in on it later. The movie continued what the first movie left off. After Grindelwald was captured at American Ministry of Magic, he was about to be transported to the UK to serve his sentence for causing disruption in Europe. On the way there, he managed to escape and took some more followers along the way. His next destination was France, where Credence was suspected to hide. Newt Scamander who was banned to travel internationally had to settle inside the UK, but it was not for long. Albus Dumbledore requested him to protect Credence from some parties that might want to kill him. British Ministry of Magic and American Ministry of Magic both sent their Aurors to capture Credence, in order to prevent him to cause any harm to others. Welp, when we thought Credence was the one everyone looked after, the script turned into a jumble of chaos.

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie ReviewIf you happen to be a huge Potterhead, don’t bother to waste more money to watch “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. If you’re a casual Potterhead who might want to see a glimpse of young Dumbledore, well it’s okay to watch it for this part only. We have a problem with this latest installment of Fantastic Beasts. First up, it was too long and all those time went for apparently nothing. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” saw recurring characters like Grindelwald himself (Johnny Depp), Credence (Ezra Miller), Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) with some new ones like Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz), or Nagini (Claudia Kim). Somehow, the plot got lost somewhere in the middle, the action got overshadowed with a family affair drama, love story, and lots of pointless dialogues. Their first mission to hunt for Credence, somehow, became a second sub-plot or maybe third. There were too many plots going on within the same timeline, and each of them wasn’t strong enough.

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie ReviewSecondly, the acting talents of the A-list cast seemed to be got drowned in the drain. Instead of giving us meaningful character development like we saw they did with Queenie or Jacob in the first movie, there was none. David Yates seems to lose his magic touch this time around and throughout the film, we were desperate to see some more action and a life-threatening situation like the first movie employed. Third of all, this movie’s ending was disappointing and it was excruciatingly painful because there was no closure at all. We knew that there will be a third movie, but the second one didn’t to be an awkward bridge right? “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is now playing on theaters across Indonesia.

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