Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Review

(The following contains spoilers of the movie)

At the American Ministry Of Magic, Gellert Grindelwald has been held for six months. His tongue has been cut out and is sitting chained to a chair in a trance-like state. His pet Hungarian horntail, Antonio by his side. An insect is flying above his head and is zapped by Grindelwald magic. As it floats down Antonio grabs and eats it. A smirking Abernathy watches it all through the window in the cell door.

Spielman and Seraphina walk down the corridor. Seraphina want to keep Grindelwald indefinitely. Spielman says it’s time to hand him over to Europe’s Ministry Of Magic. Grindelwald’s artifacts are handed over and he’s locked into a carriage pulled by what looks like Ukrainian iron-bellies.

It’s now revealed that Abernathy was in Grindelwald place. Grindelwald uses his wand to hook himself underneath the undercarriage of the carriage. A fight ensues both inside and outside the carriage. Spielman is thrown in the ocean while Grindelwald and Abernathy minus Antonio who outgrew his usefulness continues on to Paris in search of Credence a half blood.

Newt Scamander is sitting in the lobby of the London Ministry Of Magic to see his brother Theseus. A Bowtruckle (The Bowtruckle, which eats insects, is a peaceable and intensely shy creature but if the tree in which it lives is threatened, it has been known to leap down upon the woodcutter or tree-surgeon attempting to harm its home and gouge at their eyes with its long, sharp fingers) is dangling from his jacket sleeve. As his button tears loose and rolls across the floor both Newt and Bowtruckle race after it.

At that moment Leta Lestrange, the former classmate and girlfriend of Newt’s now Theseus’ fiancee greets him. She tries to make him feel guilty for not accepting their dinner invitations.
Theseus greets Newt but warns him to act more like him during the council meeting. Newt wants to travel abroad but the council wants to deny his request unless he joins them. They want him to find Grindelwald. He refuses his travel request denied and Grimsson takes his place on the council.

Newt’s being followed by the council. In a magical chain of events Newt has a rooftop rendezvous with Albus Dumbledore. Albus wants Newt to find Credence before Grindelwald does.
Newt returns to his flat to find some of his beast running a muck. They seem to have picked the lock when Bunty was caring for the other beasts. Newt hears a noise upstairs and finds Queenie and her boyfriend Jacob. Newt suspects Queenie has Jacob under a love spell which Newt removes.

Jacob is angry. He loves Queenie but refuses to marry her. He’s human she’s a witch. She storms off to her sister Tina in France.

Newt finds a post card Queenie dropped and finds out Tina’s in France. Newt’s in love with Tina. Tina thinks Newt’s engaged to Leta. Jacob and Newt with a niffler in tow head off.

Grindelwald finds the home he’s looking to move in he has the family killed. Abernathy, Krall and Rosier start planning with Grindelwald.

Credence and Nagini the woman he is in love with are held prisoner in a freak side-show. Tina has gotten word he’s there and is in time to see Credence turn loose some of the other beasts to help him and Nagini escape.

Credence has come to Paris to find his birth mother. Meanwhile Albus is paid a visit by the council. They want him to fight Grindelwald. Unbeknownst to them he took a blood oath that neither he nor Grindelwald would fight each other. It was sealed in a blood peg Grindelwald wears.

The niffler finds a trace of Tina whose being held underground by Kama. He also captures Newt and Jacob. All escape after Kama passes out due to a parasite in his eye and a Bowtruckle picks the lock. Later Newt tames a new beast half-cat half-Chinese dragon. He also removes the eye parasite.

Credence finds the maid that put him up for adoption. Before she can reveal his true identity she’s killed by Grimsson who’s in league with Grindelwald. Credence shows his true powers.
Queenie is friended by Rosier. She’s quickly influenced by Grindelwald to choose his side.

Newt and Tina break into the French ministry OF magic for Leta’s families records the council thinks Credence is her brother.

The records are moved to a crypt. Grindelwald set a trap in the catacombs. Its revealed Leta is Kama’s half-sister but Credence isn’t her half brother Corvus. He drowned on a ship because of Leta.

The rally starts. Grindelwald’s silver tongue gains followers for his army including Credence and Queenie. The niffler gets the blood peg from Grindelwald while he’s distracted. Leta is killed. The alchemist, Newt, Theseus, Kama and Tina hold off an attack.

Newt gives Albus the blood peg to try to destroy it so he can fight Grindelwald. Grindelwald turns Credence pet bird into a phoenix. He also tell Credence he is Albus Dumbledore brother.

The movie ends with Credence given a wand and beginning his destruction.

It was a delightful family movie and should be received well by audiences across the globe.

Jamie Nixon

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