David Yates

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Crimes of GRindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Director:

David Yates

Starring:

Eddie Redmayne

Katherine Waterston

Dan Fogler

Plot:

The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Review:

I was…not really impressed by this. To be honest, I watched it a few weeks ago and I barely remember it. I remember being disappointed. My sister is a HUGE Harry Potter fan and really liked it, so maybe I was over hyped? I don’t know.

Newt was disappointing. Dumbledore was really disappointing. All the romance relationships were disappointing. Tina was the only person I don’t remember being disappointed in and I could have just forgotten something.

It was just…not what I was hoping for? Even though I wasn’t hoping for anything. I don’t know, it just wasn’t for me and not really anything I would recommend.

2/5

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Director:

David Yates

Starring:

Eddie Redmayne

Katherine Waterston

Alison Sudol

Plot:

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Review:

I was pretty excited to finally be able to watch this, even though I didn’t get to see it in theaters. Maybe I was too excited? All I had heard was how awesome it was and that it was so fun to be back in the Harry Potter universe, and it was, but…I just didn’t seem to love it as much as everyone else.

I’ve never been a fan of the HP movies, I love the books too much, which is another reason why I was looking forward to this, I wouldn’t have anything to compare it too. Unfortunately, that didn’t help things. I liked seeing all the magic, but I almost feel like the story suffered because of it. Sometimes it wasn’t about what was going on, but what they could do with their powers.

I’m also not the biggest fan of the stars of the show, I never knew what I was supposed to be feeling with them, they were both awkward for me. I loved the two support characters though.

It was a good movie, I didn’t hate it, but I think it was hyped too much for me. I thought the ending was a bit sad too.

3.5/5