Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

The Harry Potter prequel series rolls into town with the full complement of lore and wizardry that comes with the series. This time around Newt finds himself in the middle of a war that he doesn’t want any part of. His brother tries to get him to join the aurors to fight back to back in the coming comflict. Newt refuses as he has more important things to take care of… magical creatures. The scoundrel Grindelwald escapes from prison and begins magical shenanigans as the bad guys do.

The Crimes of Grindelwald’s greatest success is in building a true villain for the new series that rivals He Who Should Not Be Named. Depp adds a sense of legitimacy to the role that cannot be understated even if the weird eyes detracts a bit from it. This new series of films in the wizarding world comes into its own in this offering and fulfills a lot of the promise shown at the end of Fantastic Beasts. Of course if you enjoyed any of the Harry Potter or the previous Fantastic Beasts then this is a must see. It will not disappoint.