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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review

Banner Name: Warner Bros. Pictures, Heyday Films
Producer: David Heyman, J. K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
Director: David Yates
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9/10

Critic's Rating

8/10

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Certified Type:  U / A
Music Director: James Newton Howard
Editor: Mark Day
Language: English
Story Writer: J. K. Rowling
Sensor Board: CBFC
Cinematographer: Philippe Rousselot
Story Details
J.K. Rowling’s whimsical Wizarding World series becomes a bit larger and more fleshed out in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This richly layered story is brimming with colorful new creatures, stunning visual effects, and enough intriguing storylines to fuel the final three entries.

Rowling’s screenwriting success here is bolstered by her continued collaboration with David Yates - director of six Potterverse films - whose skill behind the camera brings her words to life with a distinct visual flair.

Set in the late 1920s, shortly after the events of the previous film, The Crimes of Grindelwald gets off to roaring start with a thrilling rain-soaked aerial chase through the New York City skyline. The action-packed scene is heightened by a foreboding thunderstorm and creepy Thestrals soaring through the air.

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Unmute Autoplay setting: On Fantastic Beasts Cast Breaks Down the Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer Movie Review / 15 Nov 2018 2:41 PM PST Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review Share. Crime pays for Grindelwald… By David Griffin J.K. Rowling’s whimsical Wizarding World series becomes a bit larger and more fleshed out in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This richly layered story is brimming with colorful new creatures, stunning visual effects, and enough intriguing storylines to fuel the final three entries. Rowling’s screenwriting success here is bolstered by her continued collaboration with David Yates - director of six Potterverse films - whose skill behind the camera brings her words to life with a distinct visual flair. Set in the late 1920s, shortly after the events of the previous film, The Crimes of Grindelwald gets off to roaring start with a thrilling rain-soaked aerial chase through the New York City skyline. The action-packed scene is heightened by a foreboding thunderstorm and creepy Thestrals soaring through the air. Johnny Depp is instantly captivating as the titular villain and damn creepy, too, complete with sunken cheeks, a ghostly complexion, and haunting mismatched eyes. It’s no easy task being the new villain on the Harry Potter block, especially after Ralph Fiennes so memorably nailed his role as Lord Voldemort. But instead of going for the familiar, over-the-top Jack Sparrow-theatrics, the thrice Oscar-nominated actor gives a subdued performance that, in many ways, outshines any role he’s had in recent memory. Sure, he’s the quintessential bad guy here, but Rowling smartly gives him some much-needed moral ambiguity which makes Grindelwald a fascinating character to follow.
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Direction 9
Editor 9
Casting Producer 8
Art Department 8
Music Director 8

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Story Department 8
Choreography 8
Cinematography 9
Graphics 8
Field Publicity 8
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