Review: Fantastic Beasts- The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts has the second installment to the series, The Crimes of Grindelwald.  We find Albus Dumdledore, with the help of some former students, go up against Grindelwald who wants to rule over everyone who is not of a pure blood wizard lineage.  We again find Newt Scamander in the middle of the action as he tries to keep those he loves safe from danger, while keeping himself out of trouble.

Newt has been basically put under a no travel ban by the British Ministry of Magic from the events of the first film.  Although he rarely does what he is told, it becomes clear sides will need to be chosen and Newt will be no exception.  His brother, Theseus, who works for the British Ministry of Magic is followed in the film cataloguing his intent to keep his brother Newt out of trouble.  Although their relationship is strained, in the end these two brothers come together to fight back against the growing threat of a wizard war.

While Dumbledore is working to strategically place those around to help combat the threat, we find him unable to participate himself.  Due to a blood oath between him and Grindelwald when they where young, it takes the efforts of our friends Fantastic Beasts who steel this oath that is saved in a vial and worn by Grindelwald.  It is not until the end of the movie we see this real lead up to these mighty wizards going toe to toe.

There are so many various story arcs in the movie, we do not want to spoil them all.  If you enjoy the wizarding world, you will enjoy this film.  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite part of the movie is, and what you are most excited to see in the third installment of the series.


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