On the Fence About This One

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is one of those sequels that left me wondering what exactly it was that I watched. It wasn’t a bad film, but like most sequels it lacked a bit of the magic that made the first film. I feel the problem lay with it not being sure which tale the writers were wanting to tell and some characters put in that begged me to question why they were there in the first place which caused things to drag a little bit. And despite the title, it really doesn’t feel like Grindelwald plays much of a part in the movie except for the opening and the climax at the end. The middle is pretty much Credence trying to figure out his true identity and some stuff with Queenie and Jacob (again, pointless characters) with a bit of Newt Scamander thrown in because he’s supposed to be the main character of the film. There’s not much of a plot, or perhaps the plot is just all over the place, and it feels like a 2 hour set-up for another sequel which I’ll probably end up seeing. Visually, it’s great, but the story needed more substance and a bit more menace from the main baddie. Overall I think a 6.5 out of 10

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