Thursday, 15 November 2018

MPOV: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

My rating: 4/5
IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Released: November 15th, 2018
Director: David Yates
Casts: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Category: PG-13, fantasy film

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody again and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore 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.

The above from Wikipedia.

I've read many poor reviews prior to watching this movie and naturally, I've thwarted it. In fact, this movie turned out to be more entertaining and kept me on my toes! Overall, it's filled with dialogues mostly, being British and all. Aside from the wand actions, there were some funny moments and definitely, I was surprised at the end! Who would have thought that would occur? JK Rowling is at her element best and I can't wait for the 3rd one coming on November 20th, 2020! Btw, she confirmed there'll be 5 in total ya!!!

The movie itself was seamlessly CGI except for the starting when the shots were too closed-up. Other than that, perfect setting, perfect background. I was delighted Professor McGonagall appeared briefly, assuming that's Minerva's relative since she's too young to be teaching then. Depp made an impressive Grindelwald and Law a charismatic Dumbledore. Both definitely made a great pair! Even Nagini was so realistic!

Some say it's messy and some say it's boring. Well, if you prefer action-packed then this is not for you. This is a magic infused, drama plotted British Potterverse! The 'revelio' at the end was thoroughly unexpected and I hoped the third movie would shed some 'lumos'!

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