Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
David Yates - Harry Potter and the deathly hallows (2010, 2011)
Johnny Depp (Grindelwald)- Murder on the orient express (2017)
Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) - The Danish girl (2015)
Jude Law (Albus Dumbledor) - Sherlock Holmes (2011)
What' s About
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
I haven't seen any of potter films nor have watched the fantastic beast film either, however this was easy to follow. This mean it can be seen as a stand alone film with out having to watch all the other previous films from the wizard environment. Although I guess watching the beast film before hand may give a better understanding of the characters of the film. The directing, story development and the pace of the movie is ok. Let's just say I wasn't bored as such. I am really not a Rowling fan as I am more of a Tolkein kinda guy. Having said that though Law and Depp really gave a heavy hitting performance as you would expect from such talented actors. Redmayne gave an ok performance. What I liked the most was the setting of the scene for the upcoming final showdown between Law and Depp which personified the eternal battle of good Vs bad, light Vs darkness. The special effects were pretty awesome and the supporting cast did an ok job carrying this film. The titans of this film and Law and Depp, one can see the rest are gravitating towards these two which tells me the battle lines are being drawn and the stage is set for part three. In closing yes I did enjoy this film and Rowling does have a very good imagination to create this Wizard world but is it in the same level as Tolkein, well that's an another topic and not really relevent here. I am looking forward to the third part and so should you after you see this film.
Value for money 3/5
I am a great Harry Potter fan for more than 10 years now. I was growing up watching movies and reading books about adventures of the fantastic trio. And I must admit that for me this series finished with the final scene on the King's Cross. I haven't seen Fantastic beasts and where to find them, or maybe I did but I fell asleep in the middle of this rubbish. Overall movie was ok, if you don't know anything about HP and its history then I assume it might have been interesting. Good actors, good director, okay special effects, just no connection to HARRY POTTER!! And the characters were the complete mystery. Even though I knew Harry Potter characters pretty well in this prequel I only recognised Dumbledore, and Grinewald, rest of the wizards didn't make any sense. I even tried to check if anyone guessed who those strange people are, but in the whole wide internet, nobody knew the answer. So I assume that it didn't have any connection with Harry Potter, they basically just milk the brand till dry. I must admit it is a great disappointment for me as the same director filmed 3 last part of HP, and again my answer is - milk the cow. Sometimes you need to know when to stop, sometimes dragging one story will do no good for the whole brand of HP. And I think their time has come.
Value for money 2/5
Who to go with? Friends, girlfriend/boyfriend. If you're a great HP fan - don't go at all.
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