The second installment in the Harry Potter prequel series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a favorite among fans despite its poor ratings from critics. The movie boasts many intricate plot twists that appeal to many long-time fans of the Harry Potter series. However, for some of the viewers that may not be as devoted as fans, the series could be confusing, with the various ties and relationships between the characters spoken about only in previous books or movies.
The acting in this movie goes above and beyond, as Eddie Redmayne (Newt) and Johnny Depp (Grindelwald) both represent their characters very well in a manner that takes the audience through an emotional rollercoaster, especially towards the end. The supporting actors each played an important role in unraveling the plot, and they are each shown as characters with a purpose towards the cumulative good of the movie.
The best way to attract new audience members is with very engaging visuals, and this movie clearly accomplishes this with its many intricate wand fights. The attractive features of the movie were a high point for many viewers, as it made the fight scenes more memorable and enjoyable for fans of all ages.
The minor downfall of the movie is its portrayal of a short period of time in such a long movie. This, along with other quick and complicated references to new characters led some audience members to leaving uninterested in the film and not wanting to come back for more.
Despite its few flaws, the film lived up to many expectations and, by appealing to many long time fans, the movie was also able to reel in many part-time or partial fans, allowing it to earn a total of five-hundred and million dollars at the box office during a time with many major movie releases.