Amazing animals: Grindelwald's crime is the second part of J.K. Rowlings Fantastic Beasts Franchise; a 5-film arch that takes us…
Amazing animals: Grindelwald’s crime is the second part of J.K. Rowlings Fantastic Beasts Franchise; a 5-film arch that takes us back to the Wizarding World of her creation, focusing on the dark wizard Grindelwald, rises to power. Rowling has tried to diligently incorporate so many bands into Harry Potter universe as possible, with some links that are more tough than others. Then there is controversy around the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald; something that does not rest easy with many, given his turbulent appearance on the screen.
Rowling also tries to tell the story of several characters all in one; the complex relationship between Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Grindelwald; The continued study of magic creatures by Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and the tortured existence of Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller). The result is that Grindelwald’s crime has already become the worst-translated Harry Potter film. Although it is still likely that it will work well at the cash office with dedicated fans, the critic’s reviews are worrying, given that there are 3 more movies to come. We have rounded off some of the toughest reviews out there.
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Mashable (Angie Han)
Grindelwald’s crime feels half assesed on every level, from character motives for world construction. There is nothing specific or special about this version of Paris; You will find a more magical depiction of the city on all 99 cent postcards. Our returning heroes feel less famous than they did when introduced to the latest movie thanks to a rash of confusing decisions.
And if it’s possible, if you cut very hard, to find out some of the deeper themes of playing here ̵
1; like the family, the weight of regret and the dark fright of fear – the real driving force behind Grindelwalds crime seems to be a burning desire to set up a sequel. If only I had the trouble of making me see one.
IndieWire (Kate Erbland)
In his second trip, the cracks begin to appear in J.K. Rowling’s long-lived sequel series to Harry Potter a franchise that is detrimental to slapdash planning (these films are littered together from different pieces of “Wizarding World” material, not simple novels) and the kind of higher up decree that promised five movies (five!) before the first hit the theaters. It’s a lot of time to fill, and while the second movie in the franchise is rolling out its story, it’s at the expense of an unbreakable script.
Rowling seems to play to the fans in the slimest way possible, build in stories that require preaching to fully appreciate them. The uninverted will be confused; Admiral, disappointed. Related: Fantastic Beasts 2’s McGonagall Retcon can be explained by Queenie
Variety (Andrew Barker)
Unfortunately, even the most accurate world building is only half the trip; You still have to fill that world with real signs and convincing stories, and that’s the other half of the equation that comes up missing in Amazing animals: Grindelwald’s crime.
The movie throws a lot of empty twists, loud and multihued magic nebulae with us, but rarely there is much excitement, or feeling of adventure or any real longing, just the feeling of watching a chess piece after another moved to position. The Harry Potter saga also risked growing overloaded with plotters in its concluding episodes, but on the one hand the series had the intense investment that the audience had developed to look at these characters growing up – and in many cases grow up with them.  Daily Telegraph (Robbie Collin)
But all about The crime of Grindelwald’s crimes is inward and self-reflective: it is a part of an epic collecting game played over straps of unpublished attachments and footnotes. The result is one of the greatest cases of prequel itis since Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, where, instead of the regular story, a chess board of characters and objects is handled for two years hours plus change, for to set the stage for whatever comes next.
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i09 (Germain Lussier)
Cases have been created. This must stand alone. It must have an interesting story with dynamic characters and strive only tangential to future movies that may or may not happen. Rowling’s script, however, goes the opposite way. Amazing animals: Grindelwald’s crime is even less concerned about talking about a short and satisfying story than the predecessor. What’s worse is almost every turn, it woven in broad lines just created to set the next movie, some of which add to what really happens on the screen.
Grindelwald’s crime does not care about the movie you are watching.
New York Times (Manohla Dargis)
On the page, Rowling is a master narrator who creates worlds so richly populated and tightly textured that you can easily call them in your mind without ever having seen a single adaptation of her work. What sometimes ends up is a plot structure – the arrangement of all her attractive whirling parts. Steve Kloves, who wrote anything but one of the Harry Potter movies, was gifted to give Rowling’s increasingly prolific novels, with all their detours and tasteful details. Here, however, Rowling has abandoned her maximalist tendencies and so messy up the story as you spend far too much time trying to remove who did what who and why.
The overall comment from these reviews is that Rowling has done Grindelwald’s crime is too messed up, and the story has suffered as a result. Hearing this is a disappointment; Rowling is a master in creating intricate and engaging stories, but it seems that this time she has included too many characters and trying to tell everyone their individual tales is just too much. The question now is whether she will keep all these characters in the spot forward, or will Newt, Tina, Jacob and others play a smaller role as Fantastic Beasts Franchise shift focuses on Grindelwald, Dumbledore and Credits?
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Key Release Dates
- Amazing Animals: Grindelwalds / Fantastic Animals 2 (2018) Date of Death: November 16, 2018
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