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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

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The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director:

David Yates

Writers:

J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling (based upon characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Grindelwald
Kevin Guthrie ... Abernathy
Carmen Ejogo ... Seraphina Picquery
Wolf Roth ... Spielman
Eddie Redmayne ... Newt Scamander
Zoë Kravitz ... Leta Lestrange
Callum Turner ... Theseus Scamander
Derek Riddell ... Torquil Travers
Cornell John ... Arnold Guzman (as Cornell S. John)
Ezra Miller ... Credence Barebone
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson ... Grimmson (as Ingvar Sigurdsson)
Poppy Corby-Tuech ... Rosier
Andrew Turner Andrew Turner ... MacDuff
Maja Bloom Maja Bloom ... Carrow
Simon Meacock ... Krafft
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Storyline

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 wizarding world. Written by sunny skies

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The fate of one will change the future of all. See more »


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 November 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,163,104, 18 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,237,518, 19 November 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Heyday Films,Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby Atmos | IMAX 6-Track | DTS (DTS: X)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Costume designer Colleen Atwood has been dressing Johnny Depp for all kinds of characters for over 30 years. See more »

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The movie is set in 1927 and shows Minerva Mcgonagall as a teacher in Hogwarts, but according to the Harry Potter books she was born in 1935. See more »

Quotes

Young Newt Scamander: I'm scared, Professor Dumbledore.
Albus Dumbledore: Everyone is scared of something.
Hogwarts Student: Riddikulus!
Albus Dumbledore: [students clap] Newt, you're up next.
[Newt's Boggart takes the shape of a desk]
Albus Dumbledore: That's an unusual one. What Mr. Scamander fears above everything else is...
Young Newt Scamander: Having to work in an office, sir.
[students laugh]
Albus Dumbledore: [smiles] Go ahead, Newt.
Young Newt Scamander: Riddikulus!
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Connections

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Slightly conflicted about potential plot holes and a couple forced lines, otherwise-well done
17 November 2018 | by peacedisturberSee all my reviews

This movie was definitely more in line with the spirit of where the series is heading-the first Fantastic Beasts was a little fluffy. I liked the tone, I liked the pacing and the backstories. I liked the expositions of new characters. I am super interested to learn more about how Nagini's story will her to being the right hand man of Voldemort. I felt like a couple lines were forced, such as "Grindelwald doesn't value that which is simple." I get that it was a recall to what Dumbledore says about Voldemort to Harry, but I felt like there was no motivation for that line since Newt would've had no reason to say this based on Newt's experiences with Grindelwald. There were some interesting things that could potentially set up some plot holes in the Potterverse. And I would say that I am not worried at all, but Cursed Child made plenty of mistakes in terms of plot direction that cheapened or poked holes in the Potterverse.

I actually like Grindelwald movie version more than Voldemort movie version (book version is a different story), he seems more sophisticated and his motives more reasonable.

Overall, I liked the tone. And felt encouraged by this installment. It seems to be following the Potter series in that it improves with each installment. I just really hope she does not poke holes in timelines, or plot points.


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