Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
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From the imagination of Wizarding World creator J.K. Rowling comes the Fantastic Beasts film series


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From the imagination of Wizarding World creator J.K. Rowling comes the Fantastic Beasts film series, magical adventures set before the time of Harry Potter. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) 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.

User Reviews
THE BIG ZAN 2022-10-17
Epic, great ending battle, good music, good or decent characters most of time, great back-story only bad thing is the ending.

Nicholas Doulgass 2022-06-14
JK you su*k

PLSDONTTAKETHSNAME 2022-04-29
Boring and confusing. I suffered in the movie theater. Had no popcorn. Almost cried.

Geeksauce777 2022-04-14
You’re not seeing the big picture, once this deal is all over, you will see when this movie will all make sense. Sure it’s messy, but that’s vital to make one movie to set the stage for what’s next. This is like the word credits at the beginning of Star Wars, to get the messy stuff out of the way. It will all become so much better when all is fully explained. Also, just to call someone out, the crimes of Grindewald are simply what happens in the movie. So, in conclusion, good movie, deserves more credit, and have patience for things to come.

d cul 2022-02-18
I bought this under the bundle section thinking I would get both movies as a bundle but I only received this one. I wanted both for the 14.99. I wish apple would fix this so I get both of the movies as a bundle as I expected since it was in franchise bundles.

kylo ren 2 2022-01-19
This movie changed my thoughts of the Fantastic Beasts series! At first I thought,”Why are they making some dumb prequel?” Then I saw this movie. When people hated George Lucas for the 3rd trilogy, episodes 7, 8, and 9 were awesome! People who hate this movie are dumb! They say it has no plot, but it has so much story to tell.

review writer 1243 2021-12-25
When it has a young version of dumbledor but still has Harry’s son and a lot more things like that the movie it feels like the movie is based in the 1900 or 1800 but has people from the 2000 and when it has people that was dead are now alive . Do not buy 🤦🏼‍♂️

I don't know or care. 😏 2021-10-16
This movies is really good. A lot of bad reviews are saying it’s all over the place and it is. But it’s all important and this is just one movie in a series! A lot went on but it was honestly so good! All of the information (although it may seem like a side story) in this movie is important knowledge and there were so many hidden gems and references in it.

Pandasix 2021-07-18
I wasn't entirely clear what was going on over the long run time of this movie or why. The plot seemed very contrived. Most of the movie was exposition which is really the mark of a terrible movie. Having plot elements explained instead of revealed is a cheap short cut of bad movie makers. I fell asleep a few time watching it which may explain my confusion. The Deathly Hallows, by contrast, kept me wide awake and interested. I also had no idea what the baby swapping bit was all about and I didn't care. I understand that the hard core Harry Potter fans are going to love it no matter what. Certainly Harry Potter has a big enough fan base to sell a bunch of tickets. But so does Star Wars and look at the disaster the recent movies have been. In regard to this movie, it is proof that you can take hundreds of millions of dollars, fantastic actors, wonderful special effects, and mountains of good will from the fans and squander it all. Maybe they should have hired a competent writer or two to sort it out.

Itsuhhlexxus 2020-10-22
I thought it was really good.

Nicholas becerra 2020-06-22
The Crimes of Grindlewald is a disappointment of a series that killed the harry potter brand and franchise. Whatever this movie tried to capture failed so hard that this movie is funny and over the top stupid. The visual effects are bad and the acting espically oh my god it's hailriously bad.

Suferdudefrank 2020-05-10
I had high hopes but I was let down with this movie not as good as the first one 😢😢😢😢☹️☹️☹️🧳 but!!!! There were some things I liked about this movie

103737102964 2020-04-13
Yes it confusing if you haven’t seen Harry Potter movies or don’t know anything about Harry Potter(or Fantastic Beast). If you have seen these series then you should understand it fine.

X||WoW||X 2020-01-11
This is the best thing ever! I honestly have nothing else to say!! I love this show so Much 😆😁😄

ElfieMarie 2019-12-18
What in the WORLD do people expect from entertainment these days --- PERFECTION or nothing at all apparently ... it's a MOVIE! it's entertainement --- and it was GOOD! I LOVE the beginning - I LOVED Jude Law and sure there were parts that were, silly, but it's NOT all that easy created a monster scene from a BOOK meant for IMAGINATION and get it on a screen to satisfy the entire world and their OWN imaginations....clearly some people don't have ANY imagination - hence the LAME dissapointments ... so be it to them, but both these are great - get the books too! :) Humanity and its demands are getting out of hand.... it doesn't HAVE to be SUPER spot on with ALL the WORDS and Harry Potter connections....... ugh...... ESP if you're a reader you'll DISCOVER things ... that's life.....discovery!

1234scout 2019-11-19
This is my first ever movie review because I can't comprehend the bad revewis on this movie. I adore the HP books, the movies are just okay they loose the depth and complexity of JKs narratives. Perhaps the bad reviews on these movies are not avid readers & aren't in touch with the complexity of these characters?? Fantastic Beasts are like HP for adults & JK's narrative on human nature shines with its nuiance and complexity. She creates a world where we question the "others" the people we judge, the people society labels as black and white. She takes you in and shows you instead of black & white it's all grey not one way or another. Heroes have shadows Villains have, or had light that had been shuttered. Beautifully done and doen with purpose, even big climatic scenes have such sweeping undercurrents of human nature. The bad reviews must miss these complexities I cannot think of another explanation. Beyond that the actors are superb and seem to understand the beauty of the characters and execute it so well. JK is a wonder & true talent of our time! Makes me wish so badley these were sweeping novels but I will throughly enjoy this franchise instead.

Tamtamtamtamtam937937 2019-10-08
I throughly enjoyed the movie!

.smolbeans. 2019-07-21
37% rotten tomato...yikes sis-

Beatlesmaniac1989 2019-06-26
Yes this movie gave us more questions than answers but some of the greatest franchises always do that including Harry Potter. Honestly I loved ever second of Crimes of Grindelwald, the critics may not have liked this film but I think unless you’re not a big Harry Potter you probably won’t enjoy this movie.

aakanahe 2019-06-23
This movie is like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a movie that is filled with so much information for the future. Awesome movie, great actors, great screenplay, great shots, and great effects! Love this movie, it won’t disappoint! 💛🖤

Young Black Samurai 2019-06-16
Too many sub plots and way too much dialogue for one to keep up with the every single sub plot.

maksim2119 2019-06-16
This was an amazing movie with the continuance from the first movie to show more on grindelwald and dumbledore! The twist and turns for this movie were unexpected but so satisfying. I can’t wait to see where the next one will take us!

MC Joyful 2019-05-21
I love this movie! It’s better than the first in my opinion! I did not see this in theaters because of other movies,but I did buy it when it came out and ended up loving it! The reason I say it’s not for everyone is because ,my relative was watching this with me and I asked after the movie if he liked the movie the same way I did. He said it was ok,not good not bad just middle of the road. However ,that’s not how I felt at all! In fact this is one of the best Harry Potter movies for me! It’s not a flawless movies,but that doesn’t mean it’s bad! It took risks and I respect that!

Al Tilley The Bum 2019-05-13
With my family being Harry Potter fans, we were pumped up when we rented this movie to watch. We were in for a total disappointment. It didn’t hold the excitement and magic of the first Fantastic Beasts. Newt Scamander was completely out of character along with Grindelwald. It didn’t have much of a plot either. The only saving grace was seeing Hogwarts again. Very dull indeed.

MauTrevino 2019-05-12
It’s a good #2 but short of the expectation

Milo Lestrange 2019-05-07
Read above

yea rite 2019-05-05
Is this guy supposed to be handy cap or something. It’s not like Harry Potter franchise where it all matches and have a purpose to the next one in line. It’s so slow moving. Just dumb some areas. I’m not understanding the characters at all. It’s badly written 1 and 2. Sorry just saying. It’s confusing.

Karmijn du Sonneville 2019-05-04
Save your muggle money for something else. The big crime of Grindelwald is making the audience fall asleep by boring them to slumber. Zzzzzzzzzzz..

1kmc1 2019-05-01
I love the world of magic and fantastic beasts J. K. Rowling has given us. I am constantly amazed at the versatility and talent of Johnny Depp. The whole cast was terrific. I've read another filmin the series will be coming in 2021 - not soon enough for me.

Knew & Used 2019-04-27
must watch with cc

Rtstic 2019-04-22
I was very surprised by the first installment, but dissapointed in this newest. It seemed to lack cohesion and at time the storyline was confusing. Its entertaining but definitely not on par with the first movie, feeling like it was put together quickly.

Expat123 2019-04-22
Really enjoyed the first film. This one was awful. If I'd been watching this in a cinema I would have walked out within the first hour. The only upside was that the special effects were as good as the first film but they can't carry the movie without a real plot to frame them.

Barounti 2019-04-21
This is the story make me go back to my childhood when I was having a sleepover watching Harry Potter . The wizarding world of Harry Potter is back.

refael2004 2019-04-19
This is a great prequel to the even more awesome Harry Potter franchise! It’s got a good mystery theme to it. So many great things about this movie. Action, humor, and, oh! So many plot twists!! All of which are about Credence. He’s kind of the main part of this movie. Well sort of, theirs a lot happening; Credence is trying to find his family, Grindelwald is trying to find Credence and get him to join him, and he does!!!! Quinny is trying to find Tina. Tina, I didn’t exactly get what she was doing, their were also these other new people, who wanted to kill Credence, and Newt and Kowalski were trying to stop them. Johnny Depp does a great job as Grindelwald! So mysterious and creepy.... My point? Don’t listen to the critics, or the 37% rating from rotten tomatoes! This movie is amazing!!!

ComplexMatt 2019-04-17
This movie could’ve been so much better, honestly thought the first one wasn’t that good, but now that they had setup the characters this one should’ve been better. NOPE, the movie makes no sense compared to Potter lore and the plot twists are ridiculous. Spoiler alert: why would the human loving wizard willingly join the evil human hating wizard hitler? ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE CAN READ MINDS?!? Also the twist at the end is just stupid even if it’s a lie then it’s just stupid that they wanted that to be suspenseful, when it contradicts ALL Potter lore and retcons the lore. Movie is all over the place and is horrible.

Marialauraht 2019-04-16
No entiendo como a otros no les gusto.! esta película está fenomenal. conocer lo que pasó antes de que llegara Harry es genial mas q tiene q ver con eso la historia de como fue antes todo... siempre seré Fans de JK... sus libros son lo máximo

ffvrxd 2019-04-16
Best movie ever.

PxDesignGeek 2019-04-15
Formulaic and lame, I thought it would never end.

Movies🤩 2019-04-13
Was very boring. At some points you wanted to fall asleep. Would only recommend if you want a good nap.

ANDROSMALDANER 2019-04-11
Film is ok, not great. Should be better than the first one of the series. Also, Jude Law as young Dumbledore just doesn’t seem to work. Bad casting choice. Too much action scenes and poor storytelling. Maybe this is good for new audiences but not for the WW fans.

Daceatx 2019-04-08
Movie was great! I really enjoyed it. It is the start of what is meant to happen! I can not wait for the 3rd movie to come out. I think alot of the questions I have will be answered then.

SomeAnonymousPerson 😁😊🙂😇😂 2019-04-05
So, some movies you just get pulled in. It could be half an hour long or two hours. But this is one of those movies where you just get engrossed, and to me it seems like no time has passed. There is a lot of bad reviews, but they are not true. This movie is the best movie I have ever seen. (Along with the first one.) I just made a discovery that maybe a lot of people or not many have seen. Isn’t Credence a Dumbledore? Dumbledore said earlier in the movie, “it’s a tradition in my family, that a Phoenix comes to any member in need.” Near the end of the movie, we see that Credence has a little Phoenix in his hand. I was like; WHAT?!?!??!!????!!!!??

Legitlegallad 2019-04-05
Just... Just no. This movie was like a ear wax flavored jelly bean that looked like a pineapple one. The camera was being moved WAY to much and it's like the people who made this movie had ten different ideas, smooshed them together, then got lazy and gave up on the movie. What WERE the crimes of Grindelwald??? Will we ever know in a new movie, or will we be left falling off that senseless cliffhanger at the end? I am disappointed and unsatisfied in my hard earned money was wasted on this train wreck.

Alden Solo 2019-04-04
This, for me, is the Empire Strikes Back of Fantastic Beasts. It’s significantly darker in tone than the first, and a lot more serious. The original cast is back at it again and they rock. And it was AWSOME to see Hogwarts again. Took me back to watching Harry Potter, which honestly I’ll take over Fantastic Beasts any day. But hey, I’m not talking about HP. Ezra Miller does a good job, and he looks better than he did before, but his best work will always be The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Jude Law is an awesome Dumbledore. And Leta Lestrange was kinda cool, but I think they focused a little more on her than Grindelwald. I liked this one, but I liked the first one better. But hey, we gotta find out if we ever get Queenie back, so... guess we’ll see in 2020... or 2021. Maybe.

Gilbert Simpz 2019-04-02
It’s absolutely worth purchasing! It should’ve been much lengthier than it originally is. I enjoyed watching every bit of it 💯🔥

MarvelPanther 2019-04-02
Unfortunately, this film got a lot of backlash and hate. I went and saw it in theaters with low expectations and I ended up thinking, “Wow, that was actually pretty good!” Now it isn’t nearly as good as Harry Potter’s 3,5,6,7pt1, and 7pt2, but it was still a good film!! I think Johnny Depp as Grindelwald is one of the best villains of the century. Voldemort would just kill someone who disagrees with him, Grindelwald persuades you that he’s right, and that makes him one of the most dangerous villains of all time. People have been hating on J.K. Rowling and what she’s been doing with the series, but it hasn’t been bad at all!! I think she is doing an amazing job at expanding the universe!! Now there could have been improvements for sure. There needed to be one fight scene in the middle not just the ones at the beginning and end. But that’s the only fault I could find!! The acting was superb!! 4.5 out of 5 stars.

BoyEnigmaShadow 2019-03-31
Lacks all a good story should have. Its like an action film with no action. Little focus on the books premise as it jumped from scene to scene. Also the casting could be better, didnt work. Just because you can act doesnt mean you can properly play every roll. A very sad movie. I thought Harry Potter Franchise was suppose to be magical.

Selah Jones 2019-03-31
Yes ma’am thank you

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catloverandrobloxlover 2019-03-31
Totally amaze not for kids though totally unexpected!!🤗