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Friday, November 16, 2018

Sheep Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Spoiler-free

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
16 November 2018
Director: David Yates
Writers: J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling (based upon characters created by)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Eddie Redmayne, ZoĆ« Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, 
Kevin Guthrie, Wolf Roth
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2h 14min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Went to see The Crimes of Grindelwald with my 17-year-old daughter. We've both been waiting all year for this! And we weren't disappointed. This movie sheds light on a lot of Potter-verse history. It got a little confusing at some points trying to keep straight the different subplots and who is related to who but by the big reveal—Plot twist, there is a bigger reveal afterward—at the end, you know what's going on.

The special effects are big and fantastical and best suited for the big screen. And the fast-paced action starts in the first few minutes of the movie. Some of the action scenes get a little chaotic and you don't know where to look, but I would expect any fight involving magic to be a wild ride. I don't remember if this was the case in the first movie but there are a lot of close-ups in this one.

Newt Scamander is one of my favorite Potterworld characters. He is so charming and the actor does a great job with him. Jude Law isn't what I envisioned a younger Dumbledor to look like but I like looking at him so I went with it :) The character Nagini (you can guess what kind of creature she is by her name) is a cool character, but there was no point to her. She just followed Credence around. Nothing would have changed storywise if she had been left out. Johnny Depp as Grindelwald was a good choice. They finally let him play a character with no Jack Sparrow quirks. He does crazy well.

Can't give any details about the plot, but there are old and new beasts and lots of Potter-verse magic.

Holly gives it 5 Sheep

I give it 4 1/2 "Picking sides" Sheep



  1. Thanks for reviewing this! I'm looking forward to seeing this even MORE now that it has the Sheeply Stamp of Approval. :)