‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Wolf Roth, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Derek Riddell, Ezra Miller, Cornell John | Written by J.K. Rowling | Directed by David Yates

[Note: With the film now out to buy, here’s a reposting of our review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald from its UK cinema release]

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the pinnacle of what is wrong with the modern day blockbuster. The second of an intended five installment franchise in J.K. Rowling’s prequel series to the enormously critically acclaimed and well-received Harry Potter franchise, the film showcases the delinquency behind such a saga which has already buckled under the enormous pressure of anticipation and efficient story.

David Yates film undoubtedly wears a docile heart on its bland sleeve. It has moments through its running time that evoke a semi-engaging emotional provocation: through small incidents of character and relative significance of political ignorance, that unfortunately plagues the audience after the fact.

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