Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp
  • UK release: 16 November 2018

Newt (Redmayne) is back in London in 1927, while defeated Dark Wizard Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped and is heading to Paris. Law steps up as young Albus Dumbeldore and the film really flies in the final act, deepening characters and relationships and expanding the universe. A beast of a movie.

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In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, 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 world.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

12 Nov 20185 stars

The second Harry Potter prequel expands the wizarding universe to exhilarating effect

Two years on from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel-of-sorts returns with its second chapter. Again scripted by Potter creator J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, now on his sixth movie set in the author's wizard…

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