Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) 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.
Run time: 134 mins
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian – 3 stars
JK Rowling’s creative imagination is as fertile as ever, and newcomers Law and Johnny Depp impress…
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READ Common Sense Media reviews from parents and children as well as information on what to expect from the film:
“The stormclouds are rolling in and the story is inexorably weighted towards a titanic battle of good and evil”
Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian