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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Thefanboyseo.com apparates from thin air with this Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review. It stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander as well as Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The film is directed by David Yates.

The movie is set in 1927 and Gellert Grindelwald has escape from MACUSA and is back in Europe to look for Creedence Barebone. Meanwhile Newt Scamander is fighting back his ban on international travel and gets pushed back into this conflict by Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore.


Johnny Depp is an awesome villain. Rough around the edges and a shadow compared to Ralph Fiennes’ Voldemort, but still looks menacing. Those eyes did it for me too.

The adventures of Newt Scamander is still fun to watch. Whether he’s dealing with Chinese mythical creatures or Irish river creatures, those scenes really capture my full attention.

Predictable as it may seem, the ending has promise. All that’s missing is the camera zooming away as the heroes recover. Sounds familiar?

The niffler is love.

It’s relative but I loved the visuals they put in this movie and I loved seeing it in an IMAX screen. Still it’s your decision whether to see the movie in this format.


Not much beasts in this one. Unlike tb first movie with Frank the Thunderbird, this one, the beasts don’t have that much to go about.

While Jude Law acts good, there were some scenes where he kinda phones it in. But then again there were only a few scenes he could really shine so yeah.

I have some apprehensions over how the film ended though. Without spoiling, it feels like they were going for an Empire Strikes Back ending with some tragedy and a hopeful ending chapter. This would be OK if you only have three movies under your belt. But doing this shock ending in your second movie is either ballsy or you still have more up your sleeve.

Totally not a spoiler, Claudia Kim’s Nagini was all hype and didn’t feel like a cohesive part of the story. Whether she was there or not, things would have still pushed through, scenes would have still happened in a similar way. She only serves as a way to tie into Harry Potter lore.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review – Verdict


“Crimes” has a few flaws in an otherwise great armor. It’s a spectacle with nice VFX but the writing made it a tad more complicated. It’s stuffed with things that connects too much to Harry Potter that it kinda lost it’s identity. Will still recommend for HP fans as well as fans of the first movie.

Special thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines

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